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Honalua Bay

“On my fifth day in Maui, my true love gave to meeeee….Hona-a-lu-ua Bay”

Okay, well she didn’t really GIVE it to me, but I did manage to get a day to myself to drive/shoot the entire west and north coasts of the island. I left from Kihei and made my way all the way around the coast to Wailuku, braving the very narrow single-lane ‘highway’ that begins a ways past Kapalua.

One of the highlights of this drive was the view of Honalua Bay you see below. The colour of the water was absolutely amazing, and you can see why this is a great snorkeling destination (all of those little dots are snorkelers doing their thing).

Dave DiCello - August 10, 2011 - 7:17 am

I love the dynamic range here man, what a view too, beautiful colors!

Scott Wyden Kivowitz - August 10, 2011 - 7:35 am

Clear water is amazing. Stunning color dude

Jesse Pafundi - August 10, 2011 - 7:53 am

I just love how small those boats look from this vantage point. Dig the use of the fish.

Rich Williams - August 10, 2011 - 8:13 am

Further proof the earth is really round. Nicely done, Heath.

Edith Levy - August 10, 2011 - 8:13 am

Heath…fantastic shot. Great use of the fisheye.

Brian Furbush - August 10, 2011 - 8:29 am

The water is absolutely unreal looking – and as much as I have been against the fish, I really dig it in this shot. Brings your eye right around the frame and back to the boats.

Chris DeAngelis - August 10, 2011 - 8:49 am

Love this shot with the fish! That water is amazingly clear!

Tanya - August 10, 2011 - 9:03 am

Well done! And yep, snorkelling is great there!

Rick - August 10, 2011 - 9:19 am

That blue/turquoise color is amazing! Snorkeling is awesome there from what I remember. Excellent use of the fisheye!

Randy Bayne - August 10, 2011 - 9:35 am

Wow – great shot Heath. This is a great spot for snorkeling. When we were there we took one of those catamarans up the coast to this spot and did some snorkeling. Fantastic! Really like your choice of lens and how you captured the whole scene from this side. You really captured the colors nicely.

Chris Frailey - August 10, 2011 - 10:12 am

The water color makes you just want to run down there and jump in.

Jim Denham - August 10, 2011 - 11:05 am

The curvature of the horizon is quite cool…and the beauty of the place too!

Jay Taylor (aka Sirfishalot) - August 10, 2011 - 5:08 pm

Great shot Heath and great use of the fish. You got me jonesin’ for the islands now man!

Curt Fleenor - August 10, 2011 - 7:02 pm

Those colors really are absolutely amazing and I love the curvature effect!

Chris Maskell - August 10, 2011 - 11:06 pm

Wow. I just want to dive straight in. This is fabulous Heath

Chris Maskell - August 10, 2011 - 11:07 pm

Amazing image Heath,

Justin - August 11, 2011 - 9:20 am

That is too funny. I shot the same location when we were out there…had to pass that water up!

Scott Wood - August 11, 2011 - 11:24 pm

There is nothing I don’t like about this image.

Carol Humphreys - August 16, 2011 - 4:24 pm

I love this photo Heath! It makes me wish I was there.