Catching some light on 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...
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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54 Comments on this post.
  • Mascha
    9 February 2015 at 10:16 am

    That is really wow! Well captured…

    • dNambiar
      9 February 2015 at 11:41 am

      πŸ™‚
      Thanks a ton, Mascha, I wish the windscreen was super-clean too. πŸ™‚

  • lorik
    9 February 2015 at 10:27 am

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

    • dNambiar
      9 February 2015 at 11:43 am

      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™‚

  • Annemor
    9 February 2015 at 10:54 am

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

    • dNambiar
      9 February 2015 at 11:45 am

      …around the bend. πŸ™‚
      Thank you, Mormor.

      You too — have a great day.

  • rupam sarma
    9 February 2015 at 11:23 am

    Awesome clicks

    • dNambiar
      9 February 2015 at 11:45 am

      Thank you Rupam. πŸ™‚

  • R Niranjan Das
    9 February 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Love this frame!! Awesome capture, Divya.

    • dNambiar
      9 February 2015 at 3:15 pm

      Thank you, Nomad. πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      9 February 2015 at 3:15 pm

      Thank you, Nomad. πŸ™‚

  • Judy
    9 February 2015 at 1:52 pm

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

    • dNambiar
      9 February 2015 at 3:18 pm

      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™‚

  • NatureFootstep
    9 February 2015 at 2:23 pm

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

    • dNambiar
      9 February 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Isn't Big Island beautiful?!1

  • Andrea Priebe
    9 February 2015 at 2:51 pm

    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

    • dNambiar
      9 February 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Thank you so, so much, Andrea.
      Yes! That was a pleasant surprise. I should go looking for more almost-forgotten pictures like this.

      Have a great week, Andrea.

  • Saru Singhal
    9 February 2015 at 3:41 pm

    These shots are just WOW. Loved it!

    • dNambiar
      10 February 2015 at 3:39 am

      I'm glad you guys like it.
      Thank you so much, dear Saru. πŸ™‚

  • Ileana
    9 February 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Beautiful!

  • Ileana
    9 February 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Beautiful!

    • dNambiar
      10 February 2015 at 3:40 am

      Thank you, Ileana. πŸ™‚

  • Lmkazmierczak
    9 February 2015 at 8:41 pm
    • dNambiar
      10 February 2015 at 3:41 am

      Thank you Laurie. πŸ™‚

  • Prasad Np
    10 February 2015 at 6:11 am

    These are brilliant pictures…

    • dNambiar
      10 February 2015 at 9:47 am

      Thank you, Prasad. πŸ™‚

  • Kokila Gupta
    10 February 2015 at 6:28 am

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

    • dNambiar
      10 February 2015 at 9:49 am

      Thanks a ton, Kokila.
      Yeah, the road was a little wet from a few showers. πŸ™‚

      Thanks again. πŸ™‚

  • Ramakrishnan Ramanathan
    10 February 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Fascinating & captivating. !

    • dNambiar
      11 February 2015 at 10:43 am

      Thank you, Ram. πŸ™‚

  • yearful-of-sundays.com
    10 February 2015 at 7:07 pm

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

    • dNambiar
      11 February 2015 at 10:44 am

      haha!
      Thanks Ami. πŸ™‚

  • happinessandfood
    13 February 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Wow! loved that shot! Awesome job!

    • dNambiar
      14 February 2015 at 7:33 am

      Parul!!
      Hey!
      Thanks a ton. Nice to see you here.
      Welcome to Tipsy from the Trip. πŸ™‚

  • singhalalok
    14 February 2015 at 2:26 am

    The rays are spread so nicely. Lovely captures.

    • dNambiar
      14 February 2015 at 7:34 am

      Thank you so much, Alok.

    • singhalalok
      16 February 2015 at 4:38 pm

      πŸ™‚

  • Indrani
    14 February 2015 at 3:01 am

    Well taken.
    Not so bright, yet so beautiful!

    • dNambiar
      14 February 2015 at 7:37 am

      …thanks to the showers that came that way. πŸ™‚

      Thank you Indrani.

  • Meoww
    15 February 2015 at 2:52 pm

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

    • dNambiar
      17 February 2015 at 2:20 pm

      Thank you, Devi
      (I kind of missed your comment. Sorry for the delayed reply)

      And congratulations on the Doodle-win. πŸ™‚

  • magiceye
    15 February 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Brilliant captures!! Loved them!!

    • dNambiar
      16 February 2015 at 1:27 pm

      Nice to hear that from you, Magiceye.
      Thank you so much. πŸ™‚

  • Mridula
    15 February 2015 at 5:23 pm

    What a pretty capture, both actually!

  • Mridula
    15 February 2015 at 5:24 pm

    What a pretty capture, both actually!

    • dNambiar
      16 February 2015 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you so, so much, Mridula. πŸ™‚

  • Rachna
    16 February 2015 at 4:21 am

    It does look silvery. So pretty, Dee.

    • dNambiar
      16 February 2015 at 1:31 pm

      πŸ™‚
      Some showers and some afternoon sun created that together. I'm glad I caught it at the right time. πŸ™‚
      Thank you, Rachna.

  • Shweta Dave
    16 February 2015 at 9:42 am

    Nice clicks babe!

    • dNambiar
      16 February 2015 at 1:35 pm

      Thanks babe! πŸ˜‰

  • Santa
    17 February 2015 at 7:24 am

    Lovely capture….

    • dNambiar
      17 February 2015 at 2:21 pm

      Thank you, Santosh. πŸ™‚

  • footlooseforever.com
    26 February 2015 at 4:41 am

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

    • dNambiar
      26 February 2015 at 5:34 am

      Thanks a whole ton, Moon. πŸ™‚

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