North of Kona

Napoopoo View

Napoopoo View

The Big Island is mostly covered by lava fields and volcanic ash. The beaches are no exception. Few of them are sandy.

While visiting the petroglyphs, I spoke to a lady who said “I don’t do drugs, but there are some trippy looking trees up at the North end of this island. Just drive past Hawi until the road ends.” She forgot to mention the steep trail down to the beach.

25 responses

  1. I like Napoopoo view. Great photo. It’s a surreal landscape with all that raw rock and gas. I bet you see some interesting shapes and experience contrasts of temperature, and landscape all the time.

    April 28, 2013 at 11:21 am

    • In my mind the changes are organized by micro-climates with a mix of rain forest, arid, alpine, coastal foggy and so on.

      April 28, 2013 at 11:32 am

  2. Got it. Quite a place.

    April 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

  3. Nice set. To get that close to the petroglyphs must’ve been a treat.

    April 28, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    • There is a rail around the area, but some of the carvings are only a few feet away. I used a telephoto, too.

      April 28, 2013 at 2:33 pm

  4. what comes to mind when I look at your work…’what a wonderful life’…

    April 28, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    • Thank you for enjoying my photography.

      April 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

      • actually…all your photos are so full of life…sorry if I may have placed my own spin on your work…

        April 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm

        • No worries. I appreciate your comments.

          April 28, 2013 at 7:48 pm

  5. Great pictures as ever. In a strange way the lava is very photogenic.

    April 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm

  6. love the black and white Napoopoo shot.

    April 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm

  7. Very nice! Really like Petroglyphs by the Sea! Thanks for sharing

    April 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm

  8. Great photos!!! Love them! ;)

    April 29, 2013 at 7:17 am

  9. wow…these are incredible photos…looks like a place I would enjoy!

    April 29, 2013 at 9:09 am

  10. Muy Buena Serie De Fotografías,… La De Napoopoo Es Impresionante, Muy Buena,… Cuanto Más La Miro, Más Me Gusta. Un Saludo.

    April 29, 2013 at 11:27 am

  11. Wonderful pictures.

    April 29, 2013 at 12:50 pm

  12. It’s beach, but it almost reminds me of the desert…

    April 29, 2013 at 6:26 pm

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