"aloha makes perfect sense...saying hello and goodbye have an important intersection, one acknowledges the past, another the future, but both point to the moment of now, here, aloha"― bodhinku, aloha
"you say yes, i say, no...you say stop, i say go, go, go...you say goodbye and i say hello, hello, hello..."― john lennon, beatles lyrics
“aloha is compassion, love, light, harmony, peace and joy, all rolled into one. aloha is choosing love in every moment, showing up and being lovingly present no matter what it looks like on the inner or outer. aloha is compassion"― mark ellman, practice aloha
even though this image is the background on my fb page, i had still not released this image, yet, so, this is my newest photographic impression, captured under the lahaina pier on the island of maui in hawaii...
this is another one of those spots i could visit over and over and over, full of pleasure, magic, and calming peace, just so much aloha...
as always, i used both gnd and nd filters for this composition...the nd filter was needed to soften the water/waves and slow down time, and to also help oversaturate the colors and enhance the red rusts, and green-blues in the image, plus i used two gnd filters to help balance the composition in-camera...and truly this impression would not be possible without the use of my trusty dolica tripod in combination with the progreyusa filters which i use...for this image i chose the 10-stop progrey genesis 3.0nd filter, as well as two other gnd filters to balance the light on the right and left side of the pier with the much darker underside and heavy shadows caused by the sunset...i used the .9gnd and 1.2gnd progrey genesis filters to help balance overall the image as well as create a natural vignette...
"let it be...let it go...flush thoughts...release noise, say aloha to the sunshine over your head and the pleasures right at your feet"― bodhinku, aloha
"every wave says aloha as it kisses the beach...and the beach says aloha to every wave as it returns to the sea" ― bodhinku, hello-goodbye
"contemplate without thinking. stop the world. slow down everything. shut off the noise. relax. seize this moment. reconnect. feel and sense what surrounds you. listen to all the colors of light that envelope you. see the melody and harmony that floats about unnoticed. taste the solitude of all this wonderment. smell the beautiful silence within your peaceful serenity. then, reach out and touch your faith. this is my world. awaken."― bodhinku, my world
above all else as always, i hope this message and image find you well.
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"contemplate without thinking. be certain only in your uncertainty, content to be completely incomplete. stop the rush. slow down time. breathe and notice. slow down everything. let it all be. shut off the noise. hush. relax. seize this higher moment. reconnect. feel and sense what surrounds you. listen to all the colours of light whisper as they envelope you. see the melody and harmony that float about unnoticed. taste the solitude of all this wonderment. smell the beautiful silence. now discover your peaceful serenity. then, reach out and touch your faith with all your senses. this is my world. awaken!"