Black Sand

While in Hawaii earlier this year, my wife and I drove the famous ‘Road to Hana’ – but didn’t stop and turn around upon reaching the town like most people do. We took our rental vehicle all the back around the east/south end of the island, which apparently is not recommended for rentals 🙂 The road gets a bit bumpy and sketchy for a while, but it was well worth it as we found some great spots on the way back. Unfortunately I can’t remember off the top of my head if this black sand beach was before or after Hana, but I can tell you that I was absolutely amazed by it. I’d never seen a beach like this before and finding one was high on my list for our visit, so I couldn’t have been happier when we arrived here.

Equipment:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L

Brian Furbush - October 25, 2011 - 7:18 am

This is fantastic man – really vibrant colors and the footprints are a nice leading line.

Dave DiCello - October 25, 2011 - 7:21 am

This is just awesome man, I love the low POV and how you’ve caught the waves at the perfect moment. This is excellent.

Jesse Pafundi - October 25, 2011 - 7:37 am

Bringing back memories. I shot at this same beach. Love what you did here shooting the footprints in the sand leading right to the cliff. The bending palm tree is awesome.

Chris DeAngelis - October 25, 2011 - 7:59 am

Love the colors contrasted with the black sand! The footprints are a great addition and nice timing on that wave 🙂

Mike Olbinski - October 25, 2011 - 8:26 am

Wow, sweeet shot my friend.

Kris Koeller - October 25, 2011 - 9:26 am

Amazing beach. We saw some fabulous black sand on the Big Island, but I still haven’t done the road to Hana. Nicely done.

Chris Frailey - October 25, 2011 - 9:32 am

Wow, crazy sand.

Edith Levy - October 25, 2011 - 9:49 am

So beautiful. Wonderfully composed Heath.

Len Saltiel - October 25, 2011 - 10:55 am

Great leading line and color Heath

andy gimino - October 25, 2011 - 6:52 pm

Great image heath! Love those footprints in the sand and those great clouds. Nice capture!

Rick Louie - October 26, 2011 - 7:10 am

Very cool! I remember how amazed I was the first time I saw black sand beach in Hawaii. Love the foot prints! So artistic!

Nathan Gilmer - October 28, 2011 - 6:40 am

That is freakin cool! Sweet shot too. I would love to see that someday.

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