In just a couple of weeks, I will be heading back to Hawaii again and I could not be more excited. It will be my third time traveling to the island of Oahu, and first time going to Kauai. Thinking and planning for the upcoming trip has had me recalling memories of my previous two trips. I dug back into the archives of pictures from those trips to reminisce.
I found many pictures that I had forgotten about and never even thought about editing before. Truth is, I didn't even have a DSLR camera my last trip to Hawaii in December 2014. I was limited to an old Nikon Coolpix point and shoot camera and an iPhone 5. Somehow, with that camera shooting JPEG's, I captured the shot "PIPELINE" of Julian Wilson dropping into a Pipe bomb on the North Shore. That picture is actually my favorite picture I've ever taken, if you couldn't already tell by how much I use it on this site and my Facebook page.
Looking through those photos, there were about a dozen surf shots from the North Shore of Oahu that stood out to me. There's something about the waves in Hawaii that makes it so unique and hard to capture. The size, the power, the beauty - all come together to make for incredible images that sometimes aren't even close to capturing the incredible feeling of witnessing them in person. I took those dozen photos and imported them into Adobe Lightroom, pushing those JPEG files to the limits while editing, trying to give a look of size, power and beauty. Below are those dozen photos, just some old images from Hawaii revisited. Enjoy!