Catching some light on Mamalahoa Highway

Mamalahoa Highway
The road to Kona, HI (from Punaluu Black Sand Beach).

This week for ‘Catching the Light,’ I’ve pulled an all-time favourite from the travel album. This one is from my Hawaii trip a few years back and it is a photograph of the evening sun falling on a wet Mamalahoa Highway giving it a silvery look. (If you look carefully, you will see that is the image on website’s favicon. πŸ˜‰ )

We were on this highway on Big Island, Hawaii, when we were returning to the Kona area from the southern part of the Island, where we had made a stop to see a Black Sand Beach — Punaluu Beach. Earlier that day we had been exploring Volcanoes National Park.Β 

Mamalahoa Highway

Mamalahoa Highway

Highway 11, Big Island, Hawaii
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  1. That is really wow! Well captured…

  2. I agree with Mascha…really a wow! So dramatic and and a beautiful composition.

    • Thank you so much, Lorik.
      I didn't know I had a picture like this. I was hunting for another picture and found this and I was like — I could use this for 'Catching the light!'
      Thanks again. πŸ™‚

  3. Great captures. Seems like the road disappears πŸ™‚
    Have a nice day.

  4. Love this frame!! Awesome capture, Divya.

  5. I think I prefer the second version! The sunlight on the road is wonderful!! And you even captured some reflection from the hydro cables!

    • Me too, Judy. Actually that is the original.

      I had to do some cropping on it to make a landscape/horizontal image for only the first image shows on the homepage.

      Thanks a whole bunch, Judy. πŸ™‚

  6. lol, that is one shiny highway πŸ™‚ I have probably been there once long ago. πŸ™‚

  7. A beautiful sun dance on the road with what looks like sun beams breaking through the clouds … this is an awesome capture on your part … and what a nice surprise for you when you found it. Sometimes being forgetful has it's perks πŸ™‚ Lovely Picture D. Nambier …

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  8. These shots are just WOW. Loved it!

  9. These are brilliant pictures…

  10. Awesome shots Dee… loved the vastness..the road seems wet ..was it ? these are beautiful πŸ™‚

  11. Wow!! Just WOW. What incredibly beautiful captures! Mindblowing <3

  12. Wow! loved that shot! Awesome job!

  13. The rays are spread so nicely. Lovely captures.

  14. Well taken.
    Not so bright, yet so beautiful!

  15. Such an interesting setting. Lovely capture! It feels so peaceful and serene. <3

  16. Brilliant captures!! Loved them!!

  17. What a pretty capture, both actually!

  18. What a pretty capture, both actually!

  19. It does look silvery. So pretty, Dee.

  20. wonderful shot! the lights and the disappearing car all created a mysterious effect. Great job done!

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