Wandering Around Diamond Head

A photo walk has become a weekly habit for me and something that provides a welcome break from the 40+ hours I spend sitting in front of a computer screen all week.  I use this precious time to exercise my creativity and try to quiet the overly analytical part of my brain in the hope that the images will come to me organically.

Over the last few months I feel as if I have had a bit of a breakthrough with the latter but I have also noticed that even when I am not overthinking and forcing things that the images that come most naturally to me are quite orderly, dare I say analytical?!?  I’ve chosen to embrace this way of seeing and to enjoy where the journey takes me and my photography.

A friend and I recently explored the primarily residential area surrounding Diamond Head Crater that includes the Kapiolani Community College campus and Diamond Head Theater.   We then strolled down Monsarrat Avenue to a small business district in search of an air conditioned spot to eat lunch. We succeeded in finding a seat at on the the few restaurants open on New Year’s Day and proceeded to have a good meal and a great visit while we cooled down and pondered the walk back up the hill to our cars.

 

Here are a couple more ‘orderly’ images from the day…I hope you enjoy them and, if you do, please feel free to share this post via the links below.

I know there are a lot of things vying for our attention these days so I want to sincerely thank you for taking the time to visit, read and look.  Mahalo and Aloha!

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