Many of you know I love photography and from time to time blog about some of the photos that I’ve taken. I had the privilege of going to Honolulu, Hawaii to speak at an event last week. So I took the opportunity to go a few days early and visit the Big Island and also Maui. On the Big Island I stayed at this quaint boutique hotel that overlooked a gorgeous waterfall with a trail that led down to the large pond and the tall waterfall that kept it filled.
When taking a photo it’s always helpful to take different perspectives of the subject. When I was a monk in the monastery I use to ask professional photographers this one question. “If you could teach a monk one thing about photography what would it be?” These very talented photographers that I got to meet would seriously think deeply before giving their response to a monk. One Hawaiian based photographer responded by saying “When you take a photo try and take a photo of your subject from 50 different angles. Then you will start to see things differently.” Great advice from this lady. One that I have always tried to incorporate into my photography and life itself.
It’s also good advice to view things always from different perspectives. This more than often results in a better understanding of things.
I hope you enjoy these photos and my thoughts on them in the captions below.