Hawaiian Sunrises & Sunsets

I love a good sunrise or sunset. The way the glow of the Sun, close to the horizon, seems to set the entire sky ablaze. The long, distorted shadows cast at these times of day. And the bands and streaks of different colour that result, in the sky and on the ground. The whole thing always lifts my spirits, even if I’m already feeling contented.

We saw quite a few sunrises, and no end of sunsets, during our time in Hawaii at the end of last year. I wrote a previous blog about a particularly memorable sunrise atop the volcano of Haleakala, over 10,000 feet up.

As both times of day always cause Rich to become even more trigger-happy than usual, we have a whole bunch of photos of them. So I’ve been looking for an excuse to post a bit of a showcase.

And today I’ve finally got my chance, thanks to the photo themes chosen this week byAilsa (of Where’s My Backpack?), Cee (of Cee’s Photography), and Nancy (of Nancy Merrill Photography), who have given us Glow, Shadows and Stripes, respectively. Thanks to all of them for providing Rich and I with a reason to indulge ourselves!

Coming in to land on Kauai, the first island we visited

Coming in to land on Kauai, the first island we visited

Our first Hawaiian sunrise, from our hotel balcony

Our first Hawaiian sunrise, from our hotel balcony

On our final day on Kauai, we got up early and headed down to the beach to watch the sun come up

On our second day on Kauai, we got up early and headed down to the beach to watch the sun come up

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Looking out at sunset from Kauai towards Ni'ihau, the Forbidden Isle

Looking out at sunset from Kauai towards Ni’ihau, the Forbidden Isle

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Still waters under the banyan tree at sunrise on Molokai

Still waters under the banyan tree at sunrise on Molokai

Early morning in the 'Iao Valley, Maui

Early morning in the ‘Iao Valley, Maui

Sunset at the Old Lahaina Luau, Maui

Sunset at the Old Lahaina Luau, Maui

The sun goes down behind Haleakala, Maui

The sun goes down behind Haleakala, Maui

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And a few hours later we watched it come back up again from the volcano's summit

And a few hours later we watched it come back up again from the volcano’s summit

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And that evening we saw it set once again, this time behind Lanai

And that evening we saw it set once again, this time behind Lanai

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Our first sunset on the Big Island of Hawai'i was particularly spectacular

Our first sunset on the Big Island of Hawai’i was particularly spectacular

It made me feel like I was back in the Serengeti

It almost made me feel like I was back in the Serengeti

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There was even a double rainbow

There was even a double rainbow

And two days later we saw the glow of the lava within Halema’uma’u Crater, Kilauea, at sunset

And two days later we saw the glow of the lava within Halema’uma’u Crater, Kilauea, at sunset

It was one of the most amazing things I've ever witnessed

It was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever witnessed

The very last sunset of our trip, on Waikiki Beach, Oahu

The very last sunset of our trip, on Waikiki Beach, Oahu

We weren't the only ones capturing the moment

We weren’t the only ones capturing the moment

Shaka!

Shaka!

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8 Responses to Hawaiian Sunrises & Sunsets

  1. sueslaght says:

    So many beautiful shots! Hawaii is a perfect spot for capturing the beauty.

  2. Jo Bryant says:

    So many beautiful sunsets and sunrises

  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Beautiful photography!! Thanks for playing and participating.

  4. katpegimana says:

    Very beautiful images, makes me wanna go escape! 🙂
    Kat.

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