On my first of two days in Hawaii last weekend we had to take a look at an amazing waterfall (basically hidden from sight) from a lot of land that was for sale. These lots look over a valley down to this gorgeous waterfall.
We decided we'd try to find our way down to it when we saw a local family walking that way. We asked if they knew the way and they just happened to be going there themselves and led the way.
After about a 30 minute hike we were at the base of the falls, which I'd guess were ~100ft across and 60-70 feet high. Apart from this other family there was nobody else around so we had it mostly to ourselves. It was a gorgeous waterfall and the pool it flowed into was perfect for swimming. I was able to swim across and climb up in behind the waterfall too - I've never done that before!
So if you're even on Kauai I highly recommend this spot... if you can find it.
This was a bit tough to shoot because it was largely in shadow with bright direct sunlight above, so the specular highlights (i.e. 'reflections') were tough to expose for. I ended up framing it to keep the sky out of the shot and throwing on my ND400 filter for the long exposure. Although the vegetation was all lush and green around the falls, it didn't come across well in the photo, so I reworked it in B&W. But in general I think there's a good reason to stick with color when shooting in Hawaii - and that would be all the bright vibrant color around you.
Nikon D40 | Nikon 18-200VR@18mm | ƒ/13 | 8s | ISO200 | Tripod