Pa’i ki’i Imagery

January 31, 2009

Missed it by That Much!

While driving back from Makapuu, after helping my hang gliding friends, I could see a great sunset developing Friday.  The clouds over this end of the Ko’olaus reflected the orange/yellow glow of the setting sun.  A good sign the sun would set unobstructed by clouds all the way to the horizon.  Keeping one eye on the road and one eye on the clouds I headed for the Hawaii Kai lookout. Unfortunately, the glow faded as I pulled into the parking area.  This picture only hints to the color of the clouds a moment before.

Sunset at Hawaii Kai



  1. As you said…timing is everything. I think being in the car without the opportunity to stop and take some photos is painful in this kind of situation.

    Comment by bradtroyphotography — January 31, 2009 @ 8:57 am | Reply

  2. Oh, I know that feeling just too well. It is really painful, especially when it is the first decent sunset in a while. What has also happened to me is being in a great location but there are no clouds in the sky, or having a good sunset but being in the worst possible location to photograph it. At least you’re in a great location. I look forward to your next sunset picture.

    Comment by tripgalleries — January 31, 2009 @ 9:20 am | Reply

  3. Mahalo
    I’ll be driving around Oahu and wishing I could stop right there and capture what I see. The drivers behind me wouldn’t appreciate it unfortunately!

    Exactly, the high thin clouds that look like ripples in the sand are great for reflecting the light across a broad portion of the sky.

    Comment by paikiiimagery — January 31, 2009 @ 7:30 pm | Reply

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