Monthly Archives: February 2017

New Releases: Summer Scenes in the Winter Months

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Chroma Eucalyptus : Prints Available

Limited Edition of 100

Recalling my first ever trip to Hawai’i, I remember being amazed at the colors of the Rainbow Eucalyptus trees scattered around the islands. The vibrant colors of the peeling bark and the regenerative properties of the trees were astounding to me. Ten years later, I decided to return to Maui and properly photograph the Eucalyptus. I had heard rumors that groves of these beautiful trees existed along the Road to Hana, so I began my search there. After hundreds of shots and days along the road exploring arboretums, botanical gardens, wayside stops, and small pullovers, I found the perfect grove. With a light drizzle, the already vibrant color of these trees seemed otherworldly. I found my composition and snapped shot after shot, finally capturing the ideal of Chroma Eucalyptus.

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Serenity : Prints Available

Limited Edition of 100

Breathing in the briny aroma of the south Florida Keys, I gaze in awe as the turquoise waters stretch out before me. The boat jetty stretched towards the horizon, glistening in the midday sun. I grew up on the water – docks and lobster boats in Maine, but in the Florida Keys the rich colors of the sky, the whiteness of the clouds, and the deep hues of the water are in a stratosphere all alone. I wanted to capture this beauty in a style that would bring the fullness of the scene alive. Focusing in on the jetty, I took shot after shot, ensuring I had this perfect moment capturing on film.

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Secret Cove : Prints Available

Limited Edition of 100

Sunsets in Hawai’i are some of the most beautiful I have ever witnessed. Along the small island beach on the west shore of Maui, I found myself scrambling to find the right composition at Secret Beach. I’d spent a number of sunsets and sunrises each trip over the past 4 years at this location, trying to get the perfect capture. And yet I had never quiet found my voice. I felt as though I just hadn’t connected everything together in that perfect way that awakens something inside of me screaming, “This is the shot!” As the sun began to dip below Kaho’olawe I suddenly found my voice, I had found my vision! With waves crashing along the black volcanic rocks and the fading sun illuminating the palm trees above the water, I’d at last found the secret of Secret Beach. 

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Summer Everlasting : Prints Available

Limited Edition of 100

I whispered a prayer into the light breeze, finally knowing a perfect Florida scene. Suspended by two flawless palms, a hammock swayed in that restless breeze along perfectly white Keys sand. I wanted this moment. With barely a cloud in the sky, I climbed high atop a stack of rickety chairs, stacked one on top of the other, trying for the perfect perspective. Balancing on the chairs, I setup my tripod and framed the shot, finally capturing the image as the breeze rustled the palms and caressed the white sand beach. I knew moving down to Florida that I would be treated to scenes like this, where summer can be everlasting.

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Rainbow Palm : Prints Available

Limited Edition of 100

I awoke to a dark and stormy sky. A light drizzle drummed softly on the roof as I peered out the windows considering the chances of catching the morning light for sunrise. “Minimal,” I thought. I knew with absolute certainty I needed rest before another long day shooting on Maui. But sometimes, even the smallest opportunity for success is enough. Rolling out of bed, I gathered my gear and began my drive to Mama’s Fish House – a 45 minute stretch through old sugar cane fields, for the slightest opportunity I might see some light among the shore palms. Perched on the beach at Mama’s as the drizzle finally let up, I noticed the sky to the north began to clear as the sun began to rise. Within minutes, blue sky burst through the cloud cover as the early sunlight beat back the storm. Moments later, as I was framing a different shot, a magnificent rainbow appeared on the horizon. It was a perfect moment on Maui. Adjusted my composition, I captured a beautiful image – a reward for my perseverance.