SmugMug Appreciation Sunday — No. 030

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.

Only one gallery this week . . . and, in contrast to last week’s, a short one. Just 22 photos and four videos.

There’s one blog post associated with the photos — HERE — and the photo gallery is HERE.

The photos and videos were shot with the D7000.

The place is Laupāhoehoe Beach Park on the Big Island. Site of a deadly tsunami, it’s a bit of a drive both to get there from where we were staying and to get down to the park itself (narrow 1.5-lane road winding down the side of a cliff).

When you stand on the shore, the waves coming at you look taller than you, obscuring the horizon and making you think they’re going to inundate the ground you stand on . . . but the rocks break them up . . .

This was one of those rare times when I used a tripod . . . and shop a video with the D7000.

I mentioned the waves looking as if they were going to wash over us . . .

You can tell I wasn’t paying strict attention as the camera isn’t level . . . in my defense, lava rocks aren’t level.

And, another piece of bad news . . . there’s not really 22 photos because some are the same photos in monochrome . . .

. . . not just monochrome, but also treated with some of Topaz’s plugins . . .

OK, so not my best effort.

That’s it . . . most (but not all) of the photos and videos in the gallery.

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.

Slideshow of Lapuahoehoe Beach Park Waves — (22 photos, 4 videos)

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