“Out of the Shadows"
This was just one image from a series of 5 or 6 that I shot of this exploding wave. The backlight streaming through the wave was happening again, so I just stayed on my rock until it was completely dark. I don't know how many times that I have had to slowly pick my way across that boulder strewn beach up to the trail in the dark. It is always slow going, but it is so worth the extra effort. The view down that coastline after dark is beautiful when the moon is rising and the stars are twinkling in the sky. The roar of the crashing surf and exploding waves so close to where I sit bring comfort and a reminder that one always has to be aware of their surroundings.
An hour or two before I made that dark, slow walk back to my car, I was able to capture this unique and powerful image. Just like each one of us, unique, colorful, powerful and inspiring, crashing waves on the Na Pali Coast on Kauai give back to those willing to invest the time to see. Each of you were created for a purpose! Go out, fulfill it and live aloha!
This image is cropped and a filter/edit added in Instagram.