Christmas on the Beach

Welcome back, I know its been awhile. I finally got a new camera after my last bit the dust. After a lot of consideration, I decided to go with a beginners camera. I now own a FujiFilm X-E2, which I absolutely love! Similarily, I have an easy to use, basic lens, the FujiFilm 27mm f2.8, which is akin to a pancake lens. This lens despite its size has really blown me away with its ability to take great pictures. My hope now is to continue to stay motivated to take pictures and continue to post them. Anways, I hope you enjoy my new photo Gallery.



Waiting in Line 12:25:2018

This picture was taken at the Diamond Head National Park in Hawaii. What you see in the picture is a long and winding line waiting to enter the old retired military base stationted at the top of the mountain/volcano.


Long way to go 12:24:2018

This picture was taken on the same hike of Diamon Head as the previous picture. The first picture was taken early in the morning, and this picture was taken as we were leaving. I love how this picture turned out for multiple reasons, the colors came out great and there is a sense of depth in the picture. Most of all though, I love the kid front and center, lamenting that he still has the entire rest of the hike uphill to go.


Bunker 12:24:2018

This picture was taken of the bunker on top of Diamond Head. I thought that this picture  had great contrast against the primarily aqua and grassy colors that come to mind when you picture Hawaii.  I also enjoyed the idea of having some man made landscapes to contrast the natural landscapes that are featured here in my gallery.


Palm Texture 12:24:2018

A theme in photography that I’ve always enjoyed was texture. Having an eye texture is something I’ve tried to work on, and this is one of my examples from this gallery. I felt that palm trees are typically associated with Hawaii so I decided to take a picture of them in a unconventional way.


Palm Height 12:24:2018

Despite what I said in my previous picture, I couldn’t help myself, I had to take the stereotypical palm tree picture.


Rocks 12:25:2018

I wish I could say what I found so interesting about these rocks, but my best guess was the combinations of the color and the textures. This picture was taken on the hike up Diamond Head. I felt that these rocks stood out because they had this white patch on them that none of the other rock along the hike shared.



Keepoff Hawaii 12:25:2018

My favorite picture from my trip to Hawaii. This was taken at the very top of the Diamond Head hike. The hike was on Christmas day, hence the christmas tree.  When taking this picture I actually had no idea there was a rainbow, so that was a nice treat.


Colored Lagoon 12:25:2018

This was taken at “The Lagoon”. Which is a man made lake that is drained and re filled each day for tourists and residents at the nearby hotels. I enjoy this picture for its wide range of colors.


Commercial District 12:24:2018

The view from our hotel was gorgeous. Especially loved the starkly blue building against the majority of tan buildings.


The Pacific 12:24:2018

I decided to make this picture the featured image for the gallery. I enjoy this picture because I feel like it sums up my trip to Hawaii well. It features the Pacific Ocean, some of the industrial district, and Diamond Head in the background.


Well I hope you enjoyed this gallery of my time in Hawaii. I enjoyed the trip and was really glad that I was able to take pictures of my time there.