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Beaches Photography

The First Hawaiian Sunset of 2019

Since 2012, we’ve chased the first sunset of every new year. It’s our tradition. This year, we were able to share the first sunset of 2019 with our Little Dude.

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Beaches Photography

The First Hawaiian Sunset of 2018

Every year we set out to capture the first sunset of the new year. This year was no different. The first sunset of 2018 was cool, calm, and collected.

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Beaches Photography

The First Hawaiian Sunset of 2017

The Exploration: Hawaii tradition of capturing the first sunset of the new year has been going strong since 2012. 2017’s first sunset was probably the clearest of the past 5 years, with no rain or heavy clouds in sight.

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Beaches Photography

Turtle Spotting, Slow Motion Sunset Watching, And Gentle Nudges Full of Intention

Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. One breath at a time. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. One breath at a time.

Sometimes I need a gentle reminder to slow down for a bit. A gentle nudge on the shoulder telling me that my life isn’t a timed race to live. There is no one at a finish line waiting to give out medals to the person who went the fastest. I don’t need to be going 150 miles-per-hour all the time. Gentle reminders, like those I get when I see turtles like the ones I photographed below, remind me to live a more deliberate life full of intention and to create moments that are full of value.

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Beaches Photography

The First Hawaiian Sunset of 2016

Traditions are a great thing to have and to keep. Photographing the first sunset of the year has become an Exploration: Hawaii tradition that I’ve kept going since 2013.

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Beaches Photography

The First Hawaiian Sunset of 2015

I guess that if you do one thing enough times, it becomes a tradition. It has become a tradition for Exploration: Hawaii to capture the first Hawaiian sunset of every new year. In 2012, we said hello to the new year at Waimea Bay. In 2013, we found ourselves on an empty beach in Maile. In 2014, we caught a beautiful sunset at Ko Olina. And in 2015, we ushered in the new year by driving the farthest west that we could, to Keawaula Beach on the Waianae Coast.

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Hotel Reviews Photography

Wandering Around The Lodge at Koele, Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Lanai is closing. Sort of. On January 5, The Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele, will be closing its doors for about a year. The second major resort on the island, Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele Bay, will also be closed for about 5 months starting June 2015.

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Beaches Photography

A Pokai Bay Sunset

It was one of those, “hey, let’s go shoot the sunset” kind of days. Of course, there’s no better place to catch the sunset on Oahu than the west side. You’re guaranteed a show from any beach along Oahu’s Leeward Coast, really. We chose Pokai Bay, with the hope that we would get to see one of those purple and pink cotton candy sunsets. It wasn’t meant to be. No complaints, though, as the sunset was spectacular nonetheless.