Kauai by iPhone

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I just got back from Kauai last night and am getting ready to work on editing the 600 plus images made with my DSLR. While you are waiting for those images here are a few captured with my iPhone for a teaser. When I saw these at full size I was a little surprised at the quality.  They’re not DSLR quality, but an iPhone does a pretty decent job. Tools for making digital images continue to improve.

So here are the pictures.

Kauai vacation, iPhone style.

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The best place to start is at the beginning. This is the view that greeted us down by the pool side bar after we got checked in and unpacked. It was easy to tell this was going to be a very relaxing visit.

Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii

With a three hour time difference it wasn’t too tough to wake up early enough for the amazing island sunrise. Just the right amount of clouds to make for some incredible color at both ends of the day.

Kauai sunrise

Of course, after an incredible sunrise one must have an equally incredible breakfast, complete with a Bloody Mary buffet.

Bloody Mary Buffet

One day we took a drive to the north shore to spend some time in Hanalei.

Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii

These next two pictures are two versions, color and black and white, of the same image. I walked out to this reef from the beach. The water was only about waste deep but the current was strong and would switch back and forth depending on which direction the waves were rounding the reef. My camera and cell phone were held high and wrapped in double plastic bags as I made my way slowly across to get the DSLR shots.

Reef break

Which version do you like best?

Reef break in black and white

Toward the end of the week we took a sunset dinner cruise along the Na Pali Coast. There are no words to describe the beauty of this place. On my last visit to Kauai, about 10 years ago, my son and I hiked four miles of the eleven mile trail. Not easy. The cruise was much more relaxing, and I think I got to see more of Na Pali from the boat. Next time maybe I’ll do a kayak tour and get even closer.

Na Pali Coast, Kauai

On my last day in Kauai I took a walk to Shipwrecks Beach and out to the point in this photo. A self imposed time limit kept me from continuing on along the Maha’ulepu Trail.

Shipwrecks Beach, Kauai

That’s it for my iPhone pictures from Kauai. Look for images from my DSLR to be posted soon. You can get notified by email if you subscribe to my newsletter.