The last minute is the best minute to change plans

By |2013-12-18T11:33:17+00:00Dec 18th, 2013|
We kinda, sorta had a plan for yesterday as it pertained to how we were going to occupy our second to last full day. It involved a serious amount of driving for what may have been little payoff. So, at literally the last minute, the snap decision was made to shift gears and spend some time in Kona. Specifically, Kona’s Old Airport Beach. After seeing some quick images of the location via Google Image Search,

Suffice it to say that it was totally the right move. The beach is set against the old Kona Airport runway, which is cool by itself, but what was so nice was the vast amount of rocky shoreline at our disposal… and there were maybe 15 people on the beach. We ended up spending about six hours shooting the coast from all different angles, right up through sunset (you can even seen the beautiful glow of sunset on the right part of the frame).

All in all, this has been a really fruitful and relaxing trip. Today is our last full day on the Big Island and we’re going to spend it visiting the local market and find some abandoned structures to shoot (w00t!) before heading back to the mainland tomorrow. I can wholeheartedly say that we’ll be back.


  1. Brian Bonham December 18, 2013 at 10:32 am - Reply

    So glad you're liking that island.  Next time, take me with you.

  2. M. Wilhelm December 18, 2013 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I'm headed to big Hawai'i at the end of the month and this certainly wets the appetite.  I was reading about the old airport as a good shore diving location too.  Did you have any luck photographing Kilauea?

  3. Neil Howard December 18, 2013 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Then back to the grindstone I guess +Brian Matiash
    I really love this image – the compo  & the long exposure … sweet!

  4. Marc Briggs December 18, 2013 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Beautiful image!
    If you have time,  the Avon raft snorkel trip out to the Captain Cook monument is amazing. 
    …if the reef held up to the Tsunami a few years back.

  5. Dave Cohen December 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    That photo isn't too crappy.

  6. Matthew Ibbs December 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    The moment when you change your plans is always the last moment for the previous plan. ;-)

  7. Clinton Ferrara December 18, 2013 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    love that beach. next you are there go across the parking lot(runway)to a great walking path and public garden. flowers and birds abound along with a few resident cats.

  8. Nicki King December 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    The color are so peaceful.

  9. Tasha Dial December 20, 2013 at 11:48 am - Reply

    Love This!

  10. deepa ramasamy December 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm - Reply


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