Proud to be Hawaiian by Ken Wright

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We’d just like to say thank you to Sharon and Jacob Mau for the several days of tours round Maui, made all the more special being guided by Jacob, Kanaka oiwi (native Hawaiian) thank you for the endless stories of the old days, we love them all.

Thank you

This image is a composite of three images from three locations assembled in photoshop.
Shot on a Nikon D700, 24-70mm nikkor lens.


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Hi, Kia Ora from New Zealand, i have recently moved to Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty. I have spent the last thirty years taking photos, I love capturing images, especially ones that only I saw, only I was silly enough to get up at that time to catch the sunrise, photography is a wonderful thing, capture an image and you preserve the moment forever, miss it, and its lost forever.

Hope that you enjoy these images.
© Ken Wright, lightwave Photography Limited.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

    Awesome Ken. This is really fantastic! Don.

  • thanks Don, Jacob is 71 and he rides that bike round the island like a youngster and he is a real character.

    – Ken Wright

  • kauauaohana
    kauauaohanaabout 4 years ago

    Aloha Ken, howzit brah, mahalo for this fantastic image. I’m happy that you did this. My wife Sharon and I enjoyed being with you and your beautiful family. It was an honour for me to show you my island. I’m gonna take a print and put em on the front cover of my photo album and my genealogy book. That’s awesome. And mahalo, mahalo mahalo, thank you so much for your tribute to that Kanaka :)) A hui hou, Jacob Mau

  • Rhonda  Thomassen
    Rhonda Thomassenabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic Image! You did a great job Ken!

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökabout 4 years ago

    Great work, Ken!

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • Rosy Kueng
    Rosy Kuengabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful picture of Jacob :)))

  • djphoto
    djphotoabout 4 years ago

    Spectacular work !!! Awesome pic of Jacob and the composition is just marvelous :)

  • Ken Wright
    Ken Wrightabout 4 years ago

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 4 years ago

    realy nice

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandalmost 4 years ago

    Wow what a real awesome image just love this!

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