This spot, where the river meets the sea in Halawa Valley on Moloka‘i is sacred to the Hawaiian people. And for good reason. Few places I’ve been emanate a feeling of majesty quite like Halawa. High sea cliffs wrap around this bay and access to the area by sea is nearly impossible for a good portion of the year. But the beauty that surrounds this area is like nowhere else. The people who live in this secluded paradise keep the land the way its been for generations.
It’s difficult to get moving water shots like this in the day time. But with the right combination of camera tricks and filters, I was able to capture the scene exactly as I was hoping to. This is one of my favorite shots from my time on Moloka‘i, and represents an essential place to visit on future trips to the island.