Coconut Husk

Photography by Doug Couvillion: A mostly emptied half of a coconut husk laying on the ground

Sometimes seemingly random items catch my eye.  When I noticed this open coconut laying on the ground something drew me to it.  Maybe it was the contrast of textures and colors?  The rough, fibers of the husk surround the smooth interior of the coconut shell and the rich brown shell encases the milky white remains of the nut.


Standing Guard at Pu`uhanua O Honaunau

Photograph by Doug Couvillion: A carved wooden figure at Pu`uhanua O Honaunau National Historic Park, Hawaii

A wooden figure stands, watching the bay at Pu`uhanua O Honaunau National Historic Park, Kona, Hawaii.


Kona Coast, Sunset, III

Photograph by Doug Couvillion: Kona Coast at sunset (3 of 4)

The slow shutter of this exposure gave the rhythmic Pacific waves a soft, foggy feel.  This picture was taken along with Kona Coast, Sunset, I and Kona Coast, Sunset, II.

For this shot I used neutral density filters to get an exposure of 10 seconds at f/29.


Watching The Big Kids

Photography by Doug Couvillion: Landscape of a small volcanic rock in the foreground and larger volcanic rocks, offshore, in the background

The view of this lava rock at the mouth of a stream and the two large outcroppings in the distance reminds me of a young child playing near the shore watching their older siblings swim out beyond their reach.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify

Photograph by Doug Couvillion: large fern fiddlehead in a Hawaiian tropical rainforest

These fiddleheads remind me of an animal embryo.  I suppose in a way they aren’t that different; newly forming leaves that aren’t fully developed yet.

This seemed like an appropriate post for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Transmogrify.


River To The Sky

Photography by Doug Couvillion of clouds reflected on the James River at Huguenot Flatwater

Sunrise on the river is one of my favorite ways to start the day.  When the water is calm it’s hard to image a more peaceful place.  Approaching the river fills me with a sense of wonder and a profound appreciation of what lies ahead.  Soon I’ll be out there among the herons and geese.


Home At Last

Photography by Doug Couvillion: Two Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles resting on a black sand beach

Despite the rough surf and rocks of Panalu’u Bay, Hawaii the beach is frequented by Green Sea Turtles.  These two were taking a well deserved rest on the black sand after braving the conditions to make it to the beach.