It must be the kid in me, but I’ve always loved taking airborne images while traveling. Â I managed to get a window seat for this sky / sea shot over the Pacific ocean, somewhere near Hawaii:
Not having spent much (really, any) of my life near an ocean, I’m not used to just how rough water can get when there’s a storm nearby. Our recent Puget Sound trip gave us a little reminder of that on a day when we drove along the west coast of Vancouver Island:
Normally, Long Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Preserve is a serene place. As you can see, it was a bit more… boisterous when we visited.
Taken from Muir Beach toward the southeast — a bit of San Francisco’s in there somewhere…
On our “spring break” trip to the bay area, we wound up having gray and rainy weather most of our stay (surprise!). So photographically, there was little to do but make the best of the situation.
Since we had time to linger a bit at Muir Beach, it managed to put my Blue & Gold polarizer to use in this shot — helps give things a suitably noir feel.
Looking north along the shoreline at the ancient Maya ruins of Tulúm in Quintana Roo, Mexico:
Tulúm may not have the best architecture compared to other Maya sites, but you’ve got to admit that its location can’t be beat for photography! And if you’re lucky enough to show up at low tide, the beach in this picture is open to swimmers and sunbathers.
A farewell shot of Hawaii â€” this, from the Kekaha Kai State Park, just north of the Kona airport on Hawaiiâ€™s big island: