What to do with hundreds of photos from a trip to Hawaii showcasing the beauty of Oahu? Share them of course!
Me and my Nikon on a photo journey in Oahu.
Possibly the most recognizable mountain in the United States, maybe the world. Diamond Head is a volcano crater sitting majestically at the eastern end of Waikiki, Views from the beach and if you’re lucky from a Waikiki catamaran boat ride are definitely worth capturing.
Even more interesting is hiking the crater to the peak and enjoying the panoramic views from the top looking down on Waikiki and most of the south eastern corner of the island!
Sunsets, Coconut Trees, Hotels, Beach Life and Tourists—Waikiki was made for this!
Pearl Harbor — Somber Beauty
Pearl Harbor has been newly Revamped and is now considered part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. The USS Arizona Memorial is the highlight of visiting Pearl Harbor.
“Alfred Preis, architect of the USS Arizona Memorial, offered this symbol of renewal to inspire contemplation in visitors to the memorial.” I was captivated by the statue on the grounds of Pearl Harbor, and at the end of the USS Arizona Memorial ‘bridge’ where the window motif duplicates.
Dole Plantation — Kid Friendly & Don’t Forget the Dole Whips!
Island Luau Options
Polynesian Cultural Center, Germaine’s Luau and The King’s Luau are the most popular but several resorts also feature their own native dance shows and dinner luaus on premises so check with your hotel.
Haleiwa and the North Shore
Waimea Beach, Wamea Valley, Botanical Gardens and Waimea Water Falls—North Shore Surprises
And So. Much. MORE! Aloha!
Please meet my very cute Tour Guide on my Viator Eco Tour. Ask for Jesse if you take this tour!
Disclosure: One day of my Oahu Journey was a day trip sponsored by Viator.com. The rest of my trip was on my own dime and time. I use a NikonD5000 challenging myself to ‘Go Manual, or Go Home’! Also some photos above are taken with my #HTCOneMax and my favorite in-phone editor app is Snapseed (free) and I use the HDR filter WAY too much!