Aloha Nui Loa by Bodhi Smith

"aloha nui loa" a new impression from bodhi smith

"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, say stop, i say go, go, 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
“so, aloha means: to breathe into the face or share spirit with another" ― robin jones gunn,  sisterchicks do the hula 
 “once you start celebrating the little victories in life, you will realize just how infinite they truly are"  ― alicia emamdee, aloha self-esteem? 
“aloha. it means welcome and homecoming. it means love" ― clemence mclaren, dance for the land
“society does not create nor define my beauty. i do" ― alicia emamdee, aloha self-esteem?
“a 'ohe loa i ka hana a ke aloha.,,which means: 
distance is ignored by love.” ― toni polancy, hawaii in love
“he punawai kahe wale ke aloha...which means:
love is a spring that flows freely.” ― toni polancy, hawaii in love

“hellos and goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. ― jalaluddin rumi, in the arms of the beloved


"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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