North Kohala Stream, Big Island, Hawaii

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    There's a little hairpin turn on the Akoni Pule highway, with a bridge and this stream running under it, just before the road ends at Pololu Valley. Most tourists drive right by, photographers hit the brakes and swerve into the turnout.

    Sometimes the flow is pretty good, other times it's a dry gulch. I spent an hour rock hopping here with the camera, and slapping mosquitos. By the time we continued on and hiked down into Pololu, it was raining, and I got no more pictures that day.


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    1. Steve Flowers 87 months ago | reply

      Nice Steve! Good flow, and great greens in the trees as well. I will be flying over to Maui tomorrow(mainly for work)....don't think I will be seeing streams of this sort however.

      Thanks for helping me out a few months back picking out a wide-angle lens. I did go with the 10-24mm Nikon that you have and I'm loving it. Thanks again.


    2. SteveD. 87 months ago | reply

      That's a great lens, I love mine. I think this image was shot with the 17-55 2.8. The foliage, temp and humidity were a little overwhelming - this was a day or 2 after arriving, blundering out of Tahoe mid-winter.


    3. tangy loaf [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      Very nice.

    4. jcc55883 87 months ago | reply


    5. heelside 87 months ago | reply

      great shot; you did a fantastic job with controlling the light in the lush scene.

    6. yekhay 87 months ago | reply

      Nice capture !

    7. Philip Kuntz 87 months ago | reply

      Looks like a great area to image hunt. Superb capture of this beautiful scene Steve.
      I'm in Leavenworth WA getting familiar with my new Nikkor 16-35 F4. So far, it's great. So many great Nikkor lenses, so little cash......

    8. SteveD. 87 months ago | reply

      Phil's Pixels Interesting you mention that lens, Phil. If I'd done a little more research, I think I would have ended up with that one: same basic focal range, plus VR, and the ability to shift to FX format if I go that route...let us know how you like it -

      Thanks for looking,

    9. Spencer Foto 87 months ago | reply

      Nice work here. Beautiful capture.

    10. ~ Floydian ~  87 months ago | reply

      I am here in October....noticed the place and wrote it down...thanks ;-)
      Looks very nice......really worth stopping and spend some time here.

    11. Mulewings~ 87 months ago | reply

      It misted when we went down Pololu Valley but I was lucky enough to get quite a few shots before the clouds socked us in.

      I missed this!
      Good to know for the next time.

    12. Rick's Folio 87 months ago | reply

      stunning image.

    13. Tatarine 72 months ago | reply

      Thank you, Steve, for an impressively tranquil setting! I've added a watermark to the picture with your name and "creative commons" and scheduled it to be shared tomorrow at:

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