Kohola Gallery is named after the Whales

Incredible show beneath the sea

Whales are large animals that weigh around 30-40 tons but they are also quite graceful.

Whale season may be over in Hawaii, and while out of sign, they are never out of mind.

Kohola Gallery in Maui, is named after the whale and will always have a few beautiful whales on display.  So come on down and check them out.  The gallery is on the west side.  Please call 808 633 4009 or 808 870 3686 to make sure were open when you want to visit.

 

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standing the test of time

I have driven by this tree thousands of times.  Recently, I stopped and created this image.  The time was 4 PM and the sun was high in the sky.  The winds were blowing about 15-20 and I dared not let go of my tripod.   I used a ND filter to manage the light so I could create the capa-frapa-maui-chino effect with the water.

See this and other beautiful Maui Portraits at Kohola Gallery, located next to the Farmers Market at 3636 lower Honoapiilani rd, in Honokowai Maui.

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Turtle Time

Turtle Time

Whenever I have the opportunity I like to go to the North Shore for Sunrise and watch the Turtles wake up and return to the sea after a night of basking on the sand.  If coming to Maui, this is a fun thing to do, but please stay at least 15 feet away from the turtles.

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Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles on the beach in Maui

Maui is known for the road to Hana, Molokini Crater, Five Star Resorts, Sandy beaches, Huge surf at Jaws, and for Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.

Turtles are an Endangered Species so if you go snorkeling and one swims by please understand that it is not legal to ride, chase, or do anything to cause the turtle to change it’s natural behavior.

Please wear a rash guard or use a sun screen product that contains natural ingredients that will not kill the coral reef or harm the turtles.  Stream2Sea is the product I use and support.

Should you see turtles on the beach please respect their need to rest and stay at least 15 feet away.

Turtles are called Honu in Hawaii, and many visitors like to take a portrait of a turtle home to remember there experience in Maui.   Kohola Gallery on the west side of Maui next to the Farmers Market in Honokowai has a great selection of turtle art as well as sunscreen so come on by.

#Turtle #Turtleart #Mauiart #Mauigallery #Mauiphotographer #Mauiturtles

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Swimming with Whales

Boat I charter in Tonga

In two months, I return to Tonga to observe humpback whales in the wild.  Snorkeling with  these majestic giants is one of life’s most incredible experiences and I am so excited to share it. This will be my 12th season in Tonga and I am just as excited as if it were my first.

Whale swimming is the ultimate adventure

It is to late to join the fun for 2017, but there is space for 1-2 people Sept 8-21 September of 2018. Send me a private message if interested in joining.

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Private Landscape Photography Composition Workshop in Maui

Over 8 years ago Maui Photo Tours was created to offer semi-private and private photography workshops for photographers of all levels coming to Maui.   Over the years we learned that each photographer has unique needs and its better to work one on one and really help someone get to the next level.

When we do private tour and workshops for individuals we cater the entire day to their needs, and local conditions. In this way we are able to take people to the most productive locations.

Clients like Bob pictured in this post are able to step out of their comfort zone and try new ways of seeing and creating photographs.

Fish eye view of rocky coastline

If coming to the island and want to improve your photography skills send us a note. We offer 2,4, and 8 hour workshops’

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Fiji Time

 

Bula,   I keep getting emails from Fiji airlines with low fares to Fiji.  While I can’t just drop everything and fly there to take advantage of each great offer they send.  I do appreciate the fact that advertisement sends my mind  back to Fiji and conjures up the memory of  some of the epic dives I have had in Fiji over the years.

Enjoying a tranquil moment

What is funny is that I am going to Fiji, this October to enjoy a 7 day charter on the Fiji Siren   I am really looking forward to spending some time diving in these colorful waters.

If you would like to join me in Fiji, my next trip on the Siren will be Sept 28th – Oct 8 charter in 2019.

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Life on the Rock

Fish eye view of rocky coastline

I live on an island, and some refer to it as the rock.  In fact, some people get rock fever and have to leave the island.   While I am not a Dr. and can’t speak about such things, I am a landscape photographer and I can say with authority that Maui is Paradise.   Moreover, the island is a photographers dream.

The forests are green and tropical, the shoreline is stunning.

and the marine life is curious

I am so fortunate to live here and be able to create images that evoke emotional response.

If you like my photography and are on island please contact me and set  up a time to meet at the gallery and we can talk story.

 

 

 

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Jaws – Huge waves from Maui

There is nothing like looking down the barrel of a 60 foot wave at Jaws.   I was in a boat and I can only imagine how the surfers felt as they were towed into the monster waves.

The size of the surfer gives a good sense of scope as to the size of the wave.

as does the helicopter.

If you like huge waves and are in Maui, please drop by Kohola Gallery at 3636 Lower Honoapiilani rd.   Pass Kaanapali and turn left at sign saying Honokowai, and the gallery is 3/4 mile on right next to Bad ass Coffee and Farmers Market. or call 808 870 3686 to appointment  to view a selection of image from JAWS.

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Fathers Day Family Portraits Limited time offer

Celebrate the Fathers in your life with quality family portraits on Canvas.  This is the gift dad’s would never buy for themselves but is the gift they would cherish forever. Nothing is better than Family!  Book a session before Fathers day 2017, and save $75 on the session fee. Send an email inquiry to dhimages@maui.net and provide your phone number and a good time to call.

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