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Red Sand Beach also known as Kaihalulu (roaring sea) is a pocket beach on the island of Maui, Hawaii. It lies on the side of Ka'uiki Hill, which is a cindercone hill just south of Hana Bay, on the eastern half of the island.
One of the few red sand beaches in the world, and it boasts picturesque scenery. The sand is a deep red-black, which contrasts with the blue turquoise water, the black sea wall, and the green ironwood trees.This hill is rich in iron, and is the reason why the beach's sand is such a deep red.
Kaihalulu is extremely isolated and requires a fairly short, yet
perilous hike to reach. The trail to the beach crosses over private
property and follows a ridge high above the ocean below. The path is
rather steep and narrow, and is quite slippery due to the loose and
crumbling cinder as well as needles from nearby ironwood trees. The
trail also passes by an ancient Japanese cemetery. Because of the
beach's isolation and difficult access, some visitors consider it to
For this angle I had to stand on the edge of a cliff with about 50-60 feet drop to the rocky sea. the winds were not helping either, had to hang my bag to the tripod.
In Seattle I have the luxury to scout one place lots of time and wait for the perfect moment to shoot it.
It's hard to shoot at a place that you never been there before and knowing that you only had this once chance to take a picture of this place in about 30 minutes :(
I love this beach so much, wish I could go back here.
Nikon d40x · Tokina 11-16mm · f8 · 2.5s manual exposure · iso 100
Lee Filters 0.9 GND Hard · 0.9 ND