One of the few planned days that I had on my Hawaii trip involved a tour that I booked with Oahu Photography Tours [www.oahuphotographytours.com]. While there are plenty of professional photographers out there who offer photo shoots with visitors to Hawaii I was surprised to find that there weren’t many places offering sightseeing tours with a focus on Photography. For the last part of the tour I took that day, our tour guide Alex brought us to a nice spot at the top of a hill just to the east of Diamond Head to take some shots of the sunset over the city.
We arrived around 30 minutes before sunset while the sky was still mostly a uniform pale blue. It was a perfect night with just enough cloud in the sky for the sun and the atmosphere to paint. As the Sun began to drop golden sun rays dominated the lower part of the sky.
As the Sun progressed down the rest of the sky turned a deeper blue and started push down on the reds and oranges of day’s end. High, whispy clouds a little fruther to the west held briefly on to the last rays of white light.
But as the Sun dipped below the horizon netiher the highest clouds nor even a helicopter could hold onto the light for very long.
Finally, as the light of another day disappears it is replaced by the lights of the city. The sky looks bright again, but that’s only because this is a 20 second exposure.
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This is a fabulous sequence of sunset photos that you have captured. I love the one with the helicopter and the pink sky. Taking a sightseeing tour with an emphasis on photography would have been fun and given a new perspective on what you saw. Great idea!
What an interesting series. I’ve only watched the sun set over the water and never thought of how it would look from some other perspective. Nice shots and I am such a lover of Honolulu that it made me ‘homesick’ for that beautiful town.
Gorgeous sunset shots- I love how you caught it from several different times. I’m always one to stay long after most and savor the last bit of sun light.
I love sunsets photos, but particularly ADORE them when they have some clouds play. Your shots are fabulous. Hawaii has such gorgeous landscapes… I want to make it there already!
– Maria Alexandra
I love the idea of a photography day tour and if I’m not mistaken you did one in London when it rained??? They are all great shots but particularly like the one of the city lit up at night.
Those sunset pictures are stunning! I haven’t been to Hawaii yet, but home to one day soon! It sounds so amazing.
What colors! The orange is so intense. Here in Texas, the sunsets are beautiful, but they tend to be more pink. Very cool sequence of pictures!
STUNNING PHOTOS!! I love them – but I am fond of all sunset photos! I hope you will link up with us on Friday Daydreamin’ this week too!
The clouds are truly amazing, but my favorite picture is the last one. I love nighttime city shots, and Honolulu is such a beautiful city when it’s all lit up.
Beautiful photos – I love Hawaiian sunsets! The shot of Honolulu lit up at night is amazing!
I am always mesmerized by cities that have beautiful mountains in the background. It is quite the contrast, and I always enjoyed my morning view out the hotel overlooking the City with the Hawaiian landscape in the background.
Thanks for linking up this week- enjoy your weekend!
I love sunset photos. These are stunning!
Gorgeous! I love the intensity of the colors in the first two shots, especially. I have a weakness for night skyline shots, too.
It’s not always easy photographing sunsets. It’d be great to hang out with a few professionals and get some tips!
I think the city shot is my favorite. For some reason, I was surprised by all the tall buildings. I don’t know why I assumed it’d be a bunch of tropical huts even though it’s the capital. I haven’t taken any photography tours because all I have is a little point-and-shoot. But I’m such a rank beginner that I’m sure that just showing me how to use the manual adjustments would be a big improvement.
Those are some awesome pics!