MOLOKAI, HAWAII – PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP DAY 2

Halawa beach, Molokai, Hawaii.  (Photo by, Jonathan Kingston/Aurora)

Nothing.  I have nothing. I have no camera, yet i have access to every camera i could ever need.  Vision.  I have nothing, but have access to a landscape and a world that excites me every time i see it.  Empty.  My vision feels empty until out on the rocks something turns my head.  How bad am i willing to be today?  Another thought is running through my mind.  A good thought.  The thought is “Risk is the essence of it.  You’re only as good as you’re willing to be bad.” 1 I wander out onto the volcanic rocks lining the bay towards four rounded rocks balanced beautifully on a post feet from the crashing waves.  As I walk, I am wondering how bad I am willing to be this moment. The wind is blowing in gusts strong enough to make me tense my muscles, yet the rocks on the post don’t even wobble.  Balance.  How the heck do those rocks stay balanced in all this wind?  The answer, they are rounded.  Click.  I feel a bubble of excitement rise inside me.  Click.  There it is again. Click, click.  The sun is disappearing and reappearing in regular intervals behind the clouds.  Ahhh.  There it is.  That’s why I do this.  For this moment and a hundred thousand others like it.  

Church window, Molokai, Hawaii.  (Photo by, Jonathan Kingston/Aurora)

Palm tree\'s at dusk, Molokai, Hawaii.  (Photo by, Jonathan Kingston/Aurora)

 

 

One thought on “MOLOKAI, HAWAII – PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP DAY 2”

  1. Jonathan:

    Great pic’s. Are you still on Moloka’i? Would love to have you take some shots of our coffee plantation. We’d gladly pay you. Any interest?

    Mahalo.

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