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Lumaihai Beach South Pacific

kaui photography, hawaiian photography, seascape photography

In this amazing world I have two spiritual homes.  One is here in Western Australia, at Injidup Beach down near Yallingup and the other is Lumahai Beach in Kaui and I just love to photograph both of them.   They’re both very similar, very uncrowded wide open to ocean swells and to me they contain an element of spiritual healing.  Both of them totally inspire me to concentrate on my seascape photography.

I can sit down at either one of these beaches and instantly my cares fade away and its just me and the ocean.  In fact I have spent hours at both beaches just relaxing without even picking up the camera, which I think is important.   The more time you can spend at a place and learn about its character and quirks the better photos you’ll manage to capture of it.

We should all have a place that inspires us and moves us, one that when we have a photographers block it reignites our passion for our art.  One that we can easily close our eyes and see ourselves there, and feel the sand squishing between our toes, while the wind gently touches our face.  If you learn about a places moods then its so much easier to notice all the finer details of the place that others will miss and you’ll start to capture photos of it, that others just don’t see.

So where is your favourite place to shoot?  One that totally inspires you when other places don’t?   One that is like visiting an age old friend who always brings a smile to your face.  Let me know!

Thanks,

Jamie

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Lumahai Beach Glow

hawaiian photography, seascape photography

I love this stunning beach, its in Kauai Hawaii, its called Lumahai Beach and I dedicate it to my amazing wife.   Normally I travel alone but on this occasion she was standing right next to me witnessing this amazing sunset.   This beach is special to me, its all about me and its what I’m all about.   Solidarity in a pure moment with no distractions.  You make my heart glow and bring a smile to my face, can’t ask for anymore and I certainly never will.  Life is all about moments whether they are fleeting or not, both good and bad.   The trick is to ensure there are more good moments than bad and its kind of hard not to be having a good moment when you’re surrounded by beauty like her and this.

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Kauai Sunset

seascape photography, kauai photography, landscape photography, hawaii photography

Lumahai Beach just screams Hawaii to me and it was a must do photography location for me. It must scream Hawaii to others as well as it was where a large part of South Pacific was filmed in 1958.

The colour of the water is stunning and its surrounding by beautiful green mountains. Despite its tranquil looks in this photo its actually a very dangerous beach and has been nicknamed Lumadie by the locals. Lumahai Beach is normally exposed to really large surf and swell and has really strong rips swirling around it.

I’m pretty stoked the way this photo has turned out. It was my last day in Kauai and it had been raining all day, I really didn’t think I was going to capture anything at all. In fact I seriously contemplated staying at home as it was raining that hard. Well as per usual Kauai turned it on just in time and this amazing scene unfolded before me. Talk about being rewarded for turning up!

I hope you guys enjoy looking at it as much as I enjoyed taking it.

Thanks,

Jamie

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Simple Things

hawaiian photos, seascape photography, kauai landscape photography, australian photographer

I always get so excited when I know I’m heading off to Kauai to do some landscape photography.   Its just such an amazing place to take photos and its so hard to come away with anything but spectacular shots.

The other reason though why I love heading to Kauai is that life just seems so simple there.  Whether that is just my perception or not I’m not sure but most people out on the North Shore just seem to be content to just make enough money to allow them to surf or just chill out.   Time doesn’t really seem to matter there either.   It reminds me of Margaret River in the early days.

So are there any places left like this within a few hours of Perth at all?  If there is, I’d love to know about them.   Preferably by the sea as we all know how important seascape photography is to me.

Thanks,

Jamie

 

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