Cruising The Napali

A visit to Kauai is not complete without taking a cruise along the Napali Coast of Kauai.  I prefer late afternoon trips for the beautiful light.  The shadows bring out the detail in the rugged cliffs that you don’t get earlier in the day…

Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR

 

As a beautiful graphic I like the top photo but, to add a sense of scale I also zoomed out and included a boat cruising along the coast…

Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR

 

We were fortunate to see Humpback whales along the way.  With only a very short moment to capture their appearance I pre-focuesd on a spot in the water so that when they emerged, it was easy for the camera to acquire focus…

Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR

 

While we were stopped working the whales, I looked down and saw the gorgeous reflections in the water and made a couple of quick clicks…

Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR

 

As a final goodbye we saw one last rainbow as we headed back to Port Allen…

Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR

 

What a way to end a year of travel.  Stay tuned.