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Diamond Head


Here's another week of impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

Part of being on Waikiki Beach is feeling the ever-looming Diamond Head presence.
Lucky for me, the sky was clear enough to capture this as we left. 
The strip of high-rises to the left is Waikiki Beach, where we stayed for the week.


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Diamond Head


Here's another week of impressions from Hawaii when we were there recently for my daughter's wedding on June 1.

Part of being on Waikiki Beach is feeling the ever-looming Diamond Head presence.
Lucky for me, the sky was clear enough to capture this as we left. 
The strip of high-rises to the left is Waikiki Beach, where we stayed for the week.


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (44)

That's pretty cool. I love taking a photo as I leave too.
Ginnie Hart: I loved that we were sitting on the "right" side of the plane to get the view, Mary! My grandson and I had just climbed that crater that morning, so we were excited to see it from the air. Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia on sick leave
  • 24 Jun 2008, 02:47
Super shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Vintage. BTW, take care of yourself these days!
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Jun 2008, 03:12
High "wow" factor here, Ginnie.

The gorgeous, dense, imposing clouds somehow put the human-made high-rise structures into perspective...more like matchsticks aren't they.
Ginnie Hart: The farther away we get from man-made structures, Ray, the more in awe I become of Nature's glory! It's always good to get perspective on such things, I think! Thanks.
  • Ted
  • 24 Jun 2008, 03:52
Wow! Awesome view!
Ginnie Hart: It was a fun view for me and my grandson, Ted. We had just climbed the crater that morning. Thanks.
Oh my, post card perfect!
Ginnie Hart: You always are so encouraging, John. smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jun 2008, 04:45
Hemels, heavenly picture, this has indeed a very high WOW factor, superb view, lucky to be at the right side of the plane, if somebody would aske me : 'How would heaven be' this comes close, meer dan je weet. wink
Imagine, you walked to the top with Nicholas.
Ginnie Hart: Hemels. A new word for me, Astrid. I like that! It was definitely a heavenly sight to behold for both Nicholas and me since we had just climbed the crater that morning. It sure gives perspective to see if from above! Ontzettend bedankt, lieve vriend.

Now high-tail it over to Amsterdam, post-haste!
Amazing Ginnie...Saw this photograph, I felt in the aircraft.
Regards from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: It's such an awesome experience to see things from the air like this, Bram, especially since my grandson and I had just climbed the crater that morning! Thank you.
  • Stan
  • 24 Jun 2008, 05:40
Dang! Thats awesome!
Ginnie Hart: smile Awww. That makes my day, Stan. smile
Stunning, Ginnie. Better than any postcard I have seen!

My Canadian clan arrived back to Sidney BC yesrterday, after a weeks vacation in Hawaii. Raving about the beauty, the beaches, the tranquiliy, the swims with Dolphins!

I really must go there

Back to your amazing photograph....Awesome
Ginnie Hart: It doesn't get much better than Hawaii, Paul, so everything they tell you is true. smile What made this especially fun was that my grandson and I had just climbed the crater that morning. So this perspective was that much more meaningful.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 24 Jun 2008, 05:51
Wow ... impressive skyline. I did not know that there are so many skyscrapers !
Ginnie Hart: Waikiki Beach is full of them, Carsten! Take your pick! smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 24 Jun 2008, 05:55
Wonderful capture, Ginnie. It's beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sherri. Just that morning Nicholas and I had climbed the crater to the top. It was so fun to get this perspective of where we had just been!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Jun 2008, 07:33
I agree totally with Ray's comment- een geweldige foto inderdaad! Wow, that you and your grandson have climbed the crater!
Ginnie Hart: It will be one of my happiest memories ever, Philine. Thank you for your kind support.
Definitely a post card, I like the balance of the crater with the high rises.
Ginnie Hart: It does make a unique sight, Nigel. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Walking in Derbyshire(Chatsworth House area)
  • 24 Jun 2008, 07:52
What a magnificent view Ginnie, and you have done it proud. You are with the gods for sure and they with you, to get this wonderful shot.smile

Hope you have a wonderful daywink
Ginnie Hart: You are sych a sweetheart, Tracy. Thank you for your kind words! Astrid and I had a fabulous day, ended by Donica joining us for dinner. Too bad you couldn't have been here to join us, Musketeer.
Oh impressive Ginnie!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Jun 2008, 08:07
Great shot for the through the window Ginnie. Somehow I didn't imagine Waikiki beach to have high rises!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Not only high rises, Ingrid, but all the other commercialization that makes this a favorite get-away spot! Thanks.
  • Judy
  • Los Angeles - United States
  • 24 Jun 2008, 09:10
Ginnie - I never know how you can top yourself AND THEN YOU DO! Yesterdays parrot was really special and then you come up with this. Incredible shot!
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Judy! Thank you.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 24 Jun 2008, 10:29
I love this photo. I look at it and i can point out all the spots I was able to go to. Especially the top point on the crater ridge. Beautiful shot Ginnie, I wish to go back to Hawaii someday when I'm done with school. haha
Ginnie Hart: It's always fun to see a photo and say "I've been there!" How fun, Brian. I do hope you can go back there some day soon. Thanks.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 24 Jun 2008, 10:54
That looks superb, Ginnie. Have fun in Amsters.
Ginnie Hart: We had a fantastic day yesterday, Chad. Now I'm exhausted. HA! Thanks.
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 24 Jun 2008, 11:37
Indeed interesting smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zohre. I always like seeing things from up on high. smile
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 24 Jun 2008, 12:11
Wow fantastic image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It was so fun, Aussie. I love seeing places I've been from up on high. smile Thanks.
Good shot from the plane Ginnie, I like the three distinct bands of interest and colour across the photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian. It sure gave a different perspective to this delightful place on earth!
What a wonderful view! You were lucky to sit next to the window, but I guess Donica lets you most of the time.
Ginnie Hart: HA! That time Donica was not with me, Wim, but my grandson was. He sat by the window the rest of the trip, after I took the picture. smile Thanks.
  • don
  • United States
  • 24 Jun 2008, 14:21
What a wonderful capture of this famous beach.
I've never seen a picture showing Diamond Head's inside terrain. Very interesting shot with just the right break in the clouds.
Ginnie Hart: I had always wondered what it looked like on the inside, Don, so I know what you mean. It was so fun to see it from above after having just been inside it that morning. Thank you.
Stop casually throwing out these amazing images. The luck is holding Ginnie. Love everything, but especially those rolling whitecaps near the shore. Bet they are much larger looking on the beach than from your vantage point.
Ginnie Hart: I liked those whitecaps, too, Karima, and was surprised they looked so big from that far up. But then, that was the side of the crater where I saw the most surfers! Thanks.
What an incredible view! This is such an outstanding shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It was so fun to see it from this perspective, Jen, after having just climbed it that morning! Thanks.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 24 Jun 2008, 15:51
The layer of clouds itself is tremendous, and with all that beauty underneath, fantastic.
Ginnie Hart: It was so fun, Ruth, to see this like that, from the clouds, after having just climbed it with Nicholas that morning. What a memory! Thanks.
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Jun 2008, 16:09
beautiful...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sam.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 24 Jun 2008, 16:38
So i like flying ;-)) - Wonderfull capture Ginnie. Hawaii must be a very nice place on earth!
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE flying, Klaus! smile And yes, Hawaii is one of those places we usually only dream about seeing. Sometimes we're lucky and can actually go there.
Wonderful composition Ginnie. The clouds give such a nice perspective to Waikiki Beach! I like the light shadow play.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Richard. I was just glad the clouds weren't covering the crater! smile
  • NaCha
  • United States
  • 24 Jun 2008, 17:02
Nice view Granny!
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, NaCha. smile
I always try and get window seats .. this is great Ginnie ... Did you see my view over central London last late Decemeber or so.. cheers richard
Ginnie Hart: No, I did NOT see your view over central London, Richard. I'll have to go look for it. I don't always get window seats but when I do, I'm always interested to see what I can see. It's such a "romantic" perspective to see something familiar from the air! Thanks.
oh wow, what an impressive aerial shot
Ginnie Hart: I love aerial shots, Viktor, when they are of places I've seen while on the ground. smile Thanks.
Wow! Ginnie! Very lucky you have been caught this view! It is precious!
Ginnie Hart: I do feel lucky, José Angel, especially that the clouds weren't covering the crater! Thanks.
What a view smile
Ginnie Hart: It felt that way to me, too, Chris, especially since Nicholas and I had just climbed the crater that morning! Thanks.
  • ceanothe
  • United States
  • 24 Jun 2008, 22:36
La terre est petite , vue d'en haut !
Ginnie Hart: Things always have a different perspective when seen from high above, Ceanothe. I love it. Thanks.
Ginnie, this is fabulous!
Very nice - and yes, this is like a postcard - a nice postcard
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jun 2008, 22:47
My luck is when I sit at the window, it will be on the wing. Yes I fly cattle class.

Great picture and I agree about the WOWiness.
Everything worked for your beautiful shot! The plane was at the right altitude and angle, the clouds lifted just enough, the light is perfect! WOW!
Ginnie Hart: I was one lucky lady, Patrushka. Thanks.
you were lucky that window was clean smile and your seat was not on the wing!!

Very nice
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, CISI. I am one lucky lady. smile Thanks.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 27 Jun 2008, 20:21
WOW ... not much else to say about this one! Just WOW!!!
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Helen. grin
  • kay
  • United States
  • 29 Jun 2008, 01:56
Wow. This is superb, Ginnie. We weren't as lucky when we flew to Honolulu (as a layover). We came from the other direction, so didn't get this wonderful birds eye view. Thanks for capturing it!!! I will have to claim this as a likey!
I just left comments in another of your posts. Were you able to see the mountain range inland? It's huge from the air too.
Ginnie Hart: No, Kay, as you see, the clouds were not helpful for the mountain view. But I was very glad for the coastal view, as you can guess. Thank you, my dear!
This is incredibly nice Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Gabor, for stopping by and commenting!

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