The background for these posts can be found in THIS post.
In brief, these posts serve to introduce new readers — and reintroduce regular readers — to photos from the early days of this blog and, occasionally, to photos from days before this blog came into existence.
Today, I offer more galleries from The Big Island. It’s almost all about waves . . . except for the first photo of the first gallery. Before we go on, the post associated with the first gallery can be found HERE.
As I said, it’s mostly about waves, but it begins with this photo . . .
“Really!? Instead of waving at us, you’re mooning us?”
Well, I suppose so, Bob. A full one at that. But, the Moon influences the tides, and the tides (combined with the wind) can affect the waves. But, it’s events far from the Islands that affect the power of the waves (LINK).
Anyway, there are always waves; I never saw a flat ocean while we lived in Hawaiʻi. In fact, most people who visit and live there practically live for frolicking in waves . . .
Me? I’m more interested in photographing waves, and while windswells are OK, my preference is groundswells . . .
In the 2.5 years I lived there, I estimate I’ve taken at least a couple of thousand photos of waves, but they looked like this only on a few occasions.
Photos can be nice, but there’s something primordial about watching a wall of water form offshore and race toward immovable rocks . . .
Unfortunately, there’s no sense of scale, but trust me, despite knowing they can reach you, you feel the pounding they give the lava and you can’t help but experience awe . . . .
. . . and you can’t wait for the next one to strike.
Of course, big waves are not good for Magic Sands beach . . .
That’s what’s left of the Magic Sands beach after powerful waves take their toll. You can read about it HERE.
Basically, the waves reduce the beach to a narrow strip of sand behind a barrier of lava rocks . . .
Then different waves begin to slowly rebuild the beach . . .
Then, the big waves come back and . . .
But a few days later . . .
Anyway, less than 100 photos, but if you like waves and beaches, give them a look-see.
Note: the transition is set to 2sec, but — if you move the cursor anywhere within the photo — you’ll see a pause button on the lower left, and, once paused, you can use the left and right arrows on both sides of the photo to navigate the slideshow. If you click anywhere in the photo instead of the pause button, you’ll exit the slideshow and find yourself in SmugMug. You can still scroll through the photos, or interact in other ways.
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