Beaches Photography

Shells In Macro

She sells seashells by the seashore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I’m sure she sells seashore shells.

Over the weekend I decided to go turtle spotting. Along the way, I found a handful of sea shells. I decided to use my Olloclip Macro 3-IN-1 Photo Lens to see what kind of shots I could get. This is what I saw:


Testing Out The Olloclip Macro 3-IN-1 Lens At Kaena Point

I recently got my hands on the new Olloclip Macro 3-IN-1 Photo Lens, designed specifically for the iPhone 5 and 5s. I decided to head out to Kaena Point, the westernmost location on the island of Oahu, to test out the new gadget. The clip-on device features three levels of magnification, 7X, 14X, and 21X. For the shots below, I used either 14X of 21X lens. To use the 7X lens, you simply unscrew the 14X lens on top of it. For a device that retails at $69.95, I was rather impressed by the results. In comparison, a good macro lens for a DSLR could set you back hundreds of dollars. If you want to get your feet wet in macro photography, then the Olloclip Macro 3-IN-1 is a great place to start.


Millions of “7-11” Spotted Reef Crabs Wash Ashore At Hanauma Bay

Last month I stopped by Hanauma Bay for a quick afternoon snorkel and was shocked to find that the shore was littered with thousands (probably millions state-wide) of tiny (and mostly dead) spotted reef crabs. According to this article from Hawaii News Now, top Hawaii marine biologists are unsure of why they washed up in the surf.