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Kauai Posted On Apple.com

2 Mar

What an Honor to be Chosen!

Lumahai Beach

Lumahai Beach

Apple just kicked off their new World Gallery campaign.

The World Gallery campaign spans across 70 cities in 24 countries. This geographical scale makes it the largest mobile photography gallery ever assembled. iPhone photographers will be posted on various Apple channels, including but not limited to, outdoor billboards, print publications, Apple.com and/or the App Store.

It was exciting to be chosen for World Gallery! I can’t believe my photo is on a billboard! Apple Article

The story behind this Kauai picture ~

Lumahai Beach is a popular and picturesque beach. This long stretch of white sand beach was made famous by Hollywood when Mitzi Gaynor spent her time on this beach washing that man right out of her hair, in the movie South Pacific. The beach is easy to reach by following a short trail down to the beach.

I normally do not go to this beach for sunset pictures. The surf was rockin’ earlier in the day so I thought it might be a good place for a change at sunset. I like to take lots of pictures at sunset because you never know what each sunset has in store. I started taking panoramic pictures with the iPhone as the sun set. This is a difficult time for any camera because of the difference between light and dark. We all know what happens when a subject is backlit~ everything else in the picture is very dark. I really am impressed on the ease and clarity that the new iPhone has taking panoramic pictures adjusting for the light in very difficult lighting conditions. I am very honored that Apple chose one of my Kauai pictures because Kauai is a very special place for Steph and I.

My Kauai Flickr photos have been viewed over 1.3 million times.
Chucks Kauai Pictures on Flickr
Please do me a favor and repost to all your media sites. I would like to get as many likes as I can!

My Kauai picture is now now on 19 billboards around the world!

If you know anyone in these towns I would like a picture:

US \ SAN FRANCISCO \ BROADWAY AND POLK

US \ LOS ANGELES \ SAN DIEGO FWY S/O CENTINELA

US \ NEW YORK \ BROADWAY W/O HAVEMEYER

US \ BOSTON \ CAMBRIDGE ST E/O TEMPLE

US \ ATLANTA \ MLK JR DR E/O TECHWOOD DR

CA \ TORONTO \ EATON CENTER

CO \ BOGOTA \ AUTOPISTA NORTE CALLE 145 N – S + S –N

UK \ LONDON \ HEATHROW P1000

CH \ ZURICH \ HARDTURMSTADION

TR \ ISTANBUL \ UNALAN

UAE \ DUBAI \ HARD ROCK HOARDING

apple_billboard

AU \ SYDNEY \ PJ GALLAGHERS

AU \ PERTH \ STIRLING HIGHWAY

CN \ NANJING \ WORKER’S CULTURAL PALACE

CN \ SHANGHAI \ ZHONGSHAN PARK

CN \ WUHAN \ YAN JIANG AVENUE

TH \ BANGKOK \ RAMA 3 IN BOUND

IN \ MUMBAI \ MAHIM CAUSEWAY MT

IN \ DELHI \ AKSHARDHAM OVERHEAD BRIDGE – NOIDA TO DELHI

Staying Safe In The Sun

10 Jul

Staying safe in the sun – skincare tips in the heat
Leaving daily cares behind and heading off on a Hawaiian vacation is a dream come true for many individuals. Whether riding horses through the hills or lying back on glittering sand, it is easy to become lost in the moment. Unfortunately, all that sun can be tough on the skin; however, with just a little extra care, it is possible to enjoy that dream vacation without having to pay a price for it later.
Skin damage
We have all become used to hearing warnings about skin cancer being caused by prolonged, unprotected exposure to the sun – and it is important to take these warnings seriously – but many people don’t realize that unfiltered sun exposure can also damage skin in a number of other ways, including:
• Premature aging: Too much sun can speed up the development of fine lines in the skin and make existing creases deeper, as well as giving skin a rougher texture, making regular sun-worshippers look old before their time.
• Discoloration: The production of extra melanin in response to exposure to the sun doesn’t happen evenly and can play havoc with skin tone, creating lasting stains and blemishes that often look increasingly bad with age.
• Drying: The sun can do a lot of damage simply by drying the skin out, sometimes permanently robbing it of its natural glow and leaving the surface taut, fragile, and vulnerable to breaking and cracking, as well as to infection.
Skin protection
The best way to protect against the damage listed above, of course, is to cover up when spending prolonged periods of time in the sun, wearing loose fitting clothes and a broad brimmed hat. Because this isn’t always practical – and because most of us enjoy feeling the sun on our skin – the next best line of defense is sunscreen.
To be effective, sunscreen needs to be applied before going out into the sunshine and needs to be re-applied often. It is important to make sure that the sunscreen you use is the right strength for your skin type and for the amount of UV in the atmosphere. When applying sunscreen, it is important not to forget areas like the ears, the feet, between the fingers, and the back of the neck.
After-sun treatment and skin repair
If damage to the skin occurs despite using an adequate sunscreen product there are measures that can be taken to treat and repair skin – and the sooner these measures are taken the better. Applying a good moisturizer like Argan Oil can help the skin to repair itself. Natural products like lactic acid and bearberry juice can be used to lighten discolored areas, while glycolic acid creams can repair damage and give the skin back some of its elasticity without making it as photosensitive as some other products will. It is important to buy skincare products from a reliable source, and to remember that results may vary based on personal factors.
Packing for a holiday in the sun
Even people planning to spend most of their time sunbathing should pack loose fitting clothing when going on vacation for those times when more than just a swimsuit will be required. As well as the usual sunscreen, it is a good idea to take a stronger product along for use on particularly high-UV days, and after-sun treatments like those mentioned above should not be forgotten.

Kauai Beach Allure

6 May

Nukolii Beach

Nukolii Beach

The Endless Allure of Kauai’s Beaches

Always dreamed of a condo right on the beach where the first thing you hear when you wake up every morning is the sound of the ocean? Love to feel the sand between your feet and the sea breeze in your hair? Why not come to Kauai and live the dream! You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to gorgeous sandy beaches in Kauai: from the relative quiet of a relaxing walk on Moloaa Bay to the more popular hustle and bustle of Poipu beach park, which has a lifeguard on duty, showers, picnic spots and a designated spot for children to splash in the ocean. Kauai has some of the most picturesque beaches in Hawaii. But what can you do on Kauai’s beautiful beaches? Here are just a few ideas for fun Hawaiian beach activities!

Take To The Water

The water sports on Kauai are second to none. In fact, Kauai is considered by many to be the best Hawaiian island to visit if you’re planning to try your hand at some water sports (whether you’re an expert or a rank beginner). If you are new to the water then, Kauai is the perfect place to try a new water sport for the first time, particularly surfing, because the laid back and friendly attitude of the local residents mean you won’t be made to feel at all self conscious if you fall of your board for the first, second, or even fiftieth time! Whether you’re looking to surf or snorkel in the open sea, windsurf on one of the islands fresh water lakes, or enjoy a boat tour complete with a well informed tour guide to lead the way, you’ll find all of these options and more on Kauai. If you plan on taking to the water during your trip to Kauai then ensure that water sports are covered by your vacation insurance policies: many policies don’t cover water sports or require that you take out an additional policy if you want to hit the surf during your vacation, so it’s better to check and be sure before you arrive on the island. After all, you don’t want to be stuck on the shore watching everyone else have all the fun!

Enjoy Incredible Views

As well as waking up to the sound and smell of the ocean every morning, you will also be able to enjoy incredible views from the beaches and bays of Kauai. The Jurassic Park movie trilogy was filmed in Kauai, and the much anticipated fourth movie is scheduled to be filmed on the island too, with filming penciled to start later this year. The island was chosen because of its untouched and almost primitive landscape: the scenery here really will take your breath away! Jurassic Park isn’t the only movie to have been filmed in Kauai’s bays and beaches, and movie buffs may well experience a sense of déjà vu when exploring the island. Parts of South Pacific were filmed on the Napali coast, Raiders of the Lost Arc was filmed here too, and Elvis filmed two of his movies (Blue Hawaii and Girls! Girls! Girls) on the island.

Swim With Dolphins

Finally, not only can you see dolphins in the surf from Kauai’s beaches, you can also take the opportunity to swim with them yourself. There are no sea creatures such as dolphins in captivity on Kauai (something that is considered a massive plus point of the island) so there isn’t a designated place where the chance to swim with dolphins are guaranteed. But it’s likely that you swim off the Na Poli coast, you will find that you are swimming alongside dolphins: the Na Poli boat tours also regularly sail alongside large pods of dolphins. Natural dolphin encounters in their own environment (as opposed to commercial encounters with captive dolphins) are a truly special, once in a life time experience. And you’re likely to be able to enjoy this experience off the coast of Kauai! What more reason do you need to visit Kauai and explore everything its coastal region has to offer?

Hanalei Bay Resort

20 Sep

Hanalei Bay Resort Pools

Hanalei Bay Resort Pools

Hanalei Bay Resort

Hanalei Bay Resort

Kauai Pictures and Photo Collections

29 Mar

Kauai Misc Collections and Albums

I have so many pages to the right in the different Categories. I am quickly approaching 5000 on-line photos in the different albums. Here is another way to locate a picture album for the different areas of Kauai. 23 Photos have now been published in different national blogs/magazines/newspapers.

Kauai Trails, Hiking, Horseback, Kayak Experiences

Kauai North Shore

Kauai East Shore

Kauai South Shore

Kauai West Shore

Kauai Sites and Blog Update

27 Jan

It has been a long process but I am slowly transferring all my Kauai content over to the new blog. I have tried to place the sites and hikes into easy to follow categories. Please keep checking back as I add the content. We will be back on Kauai soon taking more pictures, hiking more trails, and adding additional videos. If you have any suggestions please let us know.

You can expand the different categories to the right under “About Kauai” by clicking the Plus+ sign.