Splashes & Sands of Sugar Beach

The other day I walked all of Sugar Beach on Maui’s southern shores with fellow photog, Matthew Nall.  We started walking from Haycraft Park in Ma’alaea and walked all the way to North Kihei.  It was quite an amazing journey and needless to say my ankles were quite sore from all that walking in the sand!  I had a good time goofing off, splashing around in the water and peering into the little tide pools.  It was also great fun bouncing creative ideas off with another photographer.  Must do more often!


179 thoughts on “Splashes & Sands of Sugar Beach

  1. Have you braved the road to Hana yet? The greenery is spectacular there. Just make sure you bring drinks and food along the way, as the general store isn’t always open when you’re ready to eat. Especially on Sundays. =) Born and raised in Hawai’i, thank you for your beautiful pictures of home!

  2. Gorgeous pictures! I have stayed in Kihei twice now and I love it and Maui!!! I had a film camera both times I was in Maui and got some amazing pictures, but I have been dying to go back now that I have a digital camera. I am so jealous you were in Maui, I need to go back. Did you get a chance to go to Hana?

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  4. love your pictures! How did you manage to get the water splashing up like that, it’s gorgeous! I am in love with looking at peoples photography so recently I decided I need to start doing my own, first on the list is buying a good camera! lol =)

    • Thanks! To get the water splash I just kicked the water, held my camera low and toward the light with a super fast shutter speed to “freeze” the motion of the water! And don’t spend too much on the camera body, better to invest in good lenses! 🙂

  5. Mahalo nui loa for all the wonderful words! I’m so stoked to be “freshly pressed” and even more excited to have such amazing responses to my work!

    To capture these images I used my Canon 5D with a 28-200mm lens. My shutter speed was 1/2000 for both of the “feet splashing” photographs and 1/4000 for the photo with just the water splash. The “water splash” image was fun to do but I had to take a bit of a risk getting my camera wet! I’d kick the water up with my foot, while holding my camera low and into the sunset.

    Thanks again for the comments! Keep shooting all you other photogs!!!

  6. Just saw this blog and amazed!
    ‘Sand impressions’ was truly gorgeous collage.
    The 3rd collage was astonishing beauty-all along with the vanishing ripples and spontaneous splashes! I even rechecked my screen for any water splashes on it!

  7. I really appreciate the awesomeness of your photos, not only because I’m a beach bum, but because I love photography!

    Congrats for being freshly pressed! 🙂


  8. Wow! I loved the places, but most of all I loved the composition, the selection of the shots and how you settle down in the page and the post production! Really cool shots and really cool way to show them! Bravo!

  9. Woah…great pictures!!! How do you sign your pictures btw? I already put some pictures online but I’d rather “sign” them first so that nobody can take them away easily.

  10. Isn’t it great reverting back to our childhoods, having fun playing barefoot in the sand? And lucky you, you captured the beauty so innocently on your trusted camera. What a skilled photographer you are! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love looking at pictures of landscapes and water. And I love that no matter how good these are, they’re still only the third best depictions of the scenes, after your experiences of them and your memories of them.

  12. These are beautiful!! What camera did you use? And at what settings, if you don’t mind my asking? I try to slow down the shutter speed, but it’s never quite as crisp! Congrats on fp!

    • Mahalo! I use the Canon 5D with my 28-200mm lens. My settings were changing throughout the day but to capture the water crisp I use a fast shutter speed (preferably 1/4000 or faster).

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  14. beautiful pictures.:) when i saw the title on Freshly Pressed, I thought for a second you meant the Sugar Beach in Camiguin, Philippines.:)

  15. Wow these photos are absolutely perfect. They express such melancholy – they make me strangely sad. They look quite lonely. I loveeeeeee them!

  16. Wow, what spectacular shots! I’m sure you found lots of inspiration, and I wonder what kinds of creative ideas you guys came up with?

    I think being surrounded by that kind of natural beauty, touches people in ways nothing else compares to.

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  18. Great photographs. Hawaii is a place of magic and mystery. It captivates an individual or an audience of people in seconds after saying the word, “Hawaii”. Its beauty is so majestic, I miss it so much. I just moved from the islands to Texas. I lived here before for 11 years before returning to the islands for five years. It is so expensive there. I now reside in Texas but my heart was left in Hawaii. Thank you for the wonderful photos.

  19. Hey There! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award 🙂 I LOVE your blog. I mentioned you in my blog this week. Check it out 🙂

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