It is impossible to visit any destination without bringing most of my camera gear and making images every day. My poor husband feels like a Sherpa most of the time and is trying to get me to pair down or get lighter gear. LOL, I am a professional photographer, but I do have my eye on a "lighter" mirror less camera!
I use these trips to push my creativity and comfort zones in photography. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not, but I make an effort to try. I’m not one to just sit by and watch the time melt into oblivion. I want to make images that tell my story and showcase my talents as an image creator. I feel fortunate that I have the ability to travel, explore and create. Note: Those are my feet!
We have just returned from a glorious trip to Kauai, also known as the Garden Isle. It was the paradise I thought it would be. The topography of Waimea Canyon was challenging, some of the beaches I wanted to photograph were closed due to historic flooding, but the people were warm and friendly, plus the fresh coconuts and vegetables were delicious. It was difficult to get back on a plane at the end of our journey.
Landscape photography is a different style for me, but I've given it my best. Watching tutorials from fellow colleague Hudson Henry has given me more of a firm footing....although I still prefer photographing people.
From Princeville in the north, to the Allerton Gardens in the south I shot and shot and shot. My favorite beach is Hanalei Bay and my favorite activities were all the hikes to Secret Beach and Waimea Canyon.
These are just a few of images, but as I go through them I will post more.
Detroit People & Commercial Photographer