Waimea Canyon Kauai

Waimea Canyon, Kauai

A burst of color fills the frame in Kauai’s “Grand” Waimea Canyon. Carved from thousands of years of hundreds of inches annual rainfall, the Waimea canyon is etched deep into the top of Kauai, finally exiting into the ocean quite a distance below.

The temperatures here are cool and the wind is consistent, allowing little vegetation despite generous moisture. As the elevation decreases, plants get protection from the harsh elements and begin to fill the canyon walls. This contrast between red sand and green valleys is eye-catching on its own–add to that the contrasting blue and white of the sky and clouds above, and the scene becomes a memorable experience.

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About Henry Aguilar

Henry Aguilar (aka jhames808) started photography in 2009 as a hobby focusing on landscape and macro. A self-taught photographer who enjoys taking pictures on his free time. Together with his passion and dedication, Henry continues to learn and explore other areas of photography humbly grasping every suggestions and comments to improve his craft. He later on started shooting portraits, local events, concerts and also weddings. One of his photos was published in the January-February 2012 issue of Hawaii Magazine for winning the grand prize of the magazine’s 13th annual photo contest. His work was also selected to be part of the Contemporary Photography in Hawaii 2012 at Frame Arts Hawaii organized by Pacific New Media. Last June, his work was showcased in the first RAWArtist Honolulu event that took place at Vice nightclub. In addition to his website, you can find him on Facebook here.