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Maui Hawaii, is a paradise for Humpback Whales but can be hazardous for drivers

Living in Hawaii, is paradise.  Even whales love it. The Humpbacks come each year to mate and give birth. It is a real treat to go whale watching from a boat and observe their behavior. Sometimes the whales come really … Continue reading

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Portrait of me working….. Thank you Stas!

I have just returned from Dominica, where I spent 10 days observing, photographing, and swimming with Sperm Whales.  This was my third dedicated Sperm Whale trip and it was more productive than previous expeditions.  I would like to thank my … Continue reading

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You never know unless you go……

Maui has been enjoying Seattle type weather for the last week.  Dreary skies with lots of rain.  While the island needs the rain, the weather has kept people inside.  Go figure.   Well, last night I was driving home around sunset … Continue reading

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Maui, is a photographers paradise

Maui, has beautiful bamboo forests, sandy beaches, rugged and rocky coastlines, waterfalls, verdant valleys, streams, the pacific ocean, and so much more.  Indeed the island is paradise for photographers.  That said the quality of light in Maui can at times … Continue reading

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Before the Dawn

This morning the sunrise had a bit of color in the sky.  The light in the clouds only lasted a few minutes and then daylight was upon us. Thankfully, only a few moments were needed to create this portrait as … Continue reading

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Big Fun Thinking Small

A rainy day motivated me to go diving and shoot macro.  Turns out it was a good decision.   The visibility was a chunky 40 feet, but I was thinking small.   I took my time swimming over the reef looking at … Continue reading

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Side of the Road

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of working with Nadine, who had just purchased a set of Lee Graduated Neutral Density Filters.  This field of wild weeds is something I have gone by hundreds of times over the years and thought … Continue reading

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Pano Selfie

Ok, so I am not into selfies in the usual sense but I like this pano of the field I walk my dogs. Created with a Samsung Galazy III and Snapseed. So glad to live in Maui! Feeling blessed!

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Recent Trip Advisor Review

Today I got a notice that a workshop client from Seattle, posted a review on Trip Advisor.  Here it is. “My Photo Tour With Douglas Hoffman” Reviewed January 4, 2015 NEW I visited Maui in November after booking a two … Continue reading

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Plants make great subjects for photographs.

  Photographing plants allows the photographer to create compositions with texture, repetition of design, strong lines, & vivid color. The great thing about  photographing plants and flowers is that they are ever-present on Maui, and all the islands of Hawaii.

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