While in Oahu, Hawaii in December 2012 I had the opportunity to go on several incredible adventures including a helicopter tour of the island, snorkeling at Turtle Bay and Hanauma Bay, and scuba diving at Koko Crater. Of course, I brought along my GoPro and captured some of the action…
For the shark cage snorkel trip I booked it through North Shore Shark Adventures. It was awesome, but I got lucky and only had six people on the trip with me, whereas they usually have up to 24 people on the boat at a time. I heard that another company on the island only brings six at a time maximum, so I’d keep this in mind if you are planning a trip.
For my scuba dive, I went with Island Divers Hawaii. I didn’t find the staff at the shop or on the boat to be particularly friendly or helpful. If I decide to go scuba diving again in Oahu, it won’t be with this company.
I’ve already posted some panoramic and ProHDR iPhone photos from my recent trip to Hawaii, and now here are some proper travel photos taken with my Canon 5D MKII. While I wasn’t on a hardcore photo mission, it wasn’t very difficult to capture some remarkable images during the week I was in Oahu. Also, a handful of these were taken during my first helicopter ride…an adventure I highly recommend to any traveler. It was an incredible experience!
I am a big fan I am of the ProHDR app for iPhone. And if you didn’t already know…now you do. I love this app! The gallery below of ProHDR photos I took in Oahu, Hawaii recently has nine perfect examples of why I love it so much!
If you like these photos, check out my iPhone panoramic photos from Hawaii that I posted last week, then come back often because I also have a few galleries of photos taken with my Canon 5D MKII going up soon.
Hawaii is a beautiful place…everywhere you look you see something truly amazing. From the beaches, to the mountains, to the city, everything is simply incredible. On my recent trip to the island of Oahu I snapped hundreds of photos with my iPhone 5 so I put together a handful of my favorite panoramic shots for this gallery…
If you like these photos, check back soon because I have a gallery of iPhone 5 ProHDR images going up and few galleries of photos taken with my Canon 5D MKII as well.
All photos taken with the panoramic app built into the iPhone 5 camera. The only editing that has been done is the use of iPhone’s “Auto-Enhance” feature, and the use of Photoshop to resize them for the Web.
Yesterday I had the privilege of taking a helicopter tour of Oahu, Hawaii, and it just so happened to be one day before the 71st anniversary of the day that Honolulu’s Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese forces. The air raid resulted in 1,177 deaths of US sailors and was the catalyst that led the United States to become active in World War II. I thought it was fitting to post this photo of the resting place of the sunken USS Arizona that I shot from above exactly 71 years later…
Thanks to all of the men and women who have served our country in the past, are serving our country right now, and who will server our country in the future!
To learn more about Pearl Harbor, you can visit their official Web site at pearlharboroahu.com. I visited the memorial in November of 1997, and it was a great experience!