Hawaii Photo Safari

Alicia photographs the jungle. Photo by Linda Kane.

Linda Kane and Mary Goodrich are professional fine art photographers and both have moved within the last two years to the windward side of Hawaii island from northern California. They’ve been promising each other for quite a while that they would go out together shooting pictures, and today is the day. Mary’s husband Ken Goodrich, an audio-visual tech for large corporate functions, and I, Linda’s houseguest for the week, and friend for over twenty years, are invited along. Linda, who lives on the Hamakua coast, guides us to her favorite bridges, beach and jungle places, including two old cemeteries.

Our first inspirational environment is the old Honomu cemetery. I discover an unusal stone Buddha in the tall grass.

Ken and Mary Goodrich and Linda Kane take photos on the black sand beach at the mouth of the Hakalau River.

Side road off the Mamalahoa Highway. The cathedral heights of the trees, the sweet fragrances of the roadside ginger blossoms and ripening guava and passionfruit, the warm moist air, the sounds of rushing rivers and calling birds fill me with gratitude for life itself.

I am fascinated by the calligraphy carved into Japanese headstones, and the weather’s effect on it.

Mary Goodrich documents a monument at Honohina Cemetery in Ninole. Check out her beautiful website! Photo by Linda Kane.

Two streams join into one river above the wooden bridge at Waikaumalo Park in Ninole.