I spent two lovely weeks in Hawaii in 2010 over my 50th birthday month of December. This was my fourth trip to Hawaii having been there previously in 1984, 1996, and 1998. It was my first visit to the Island of Kauai though, which I found to be vey beautiful indeed. On Kauai I visited the famous Waimea Canyon and it afforded me some great image opportunities. I did a drive along the north shore of the island one morning and enjoyed the scenery along the beaches. I also visited the island of Maui and I ventured up the road to the summit of Haleakala to watch the sun rise. Hawaii is a paradise in the Pacific and I recommend it to anyone looking for a beautiful U.S. destination to visit. I took my Canon 5D Mark II and 24-105 f/4.0 L lens, 70-200 f/2.8 L, and 24 f/1.4 L lenses. You can click on any screen to enlarge it to full screen.
Fish in the water park aquarium in Honolulu, Oahu.  We toured around Oahu for a few days.Dancers at the Polynesian village on Oahu.Dancers during dinner at the Polynesian village on Oahu.Even the young girls get involved in the Hawaiian dancing.A moonlit night outside our first hotel on Kuaii.Waimea Canyon.Waimea Canyon.Waimea Canyon.Waimea Canyon.Waimea Canyon.Waimea Canyon.The beach on the north shore of Kauai.  Gorgeous.Wind surfer of the coast of Maui speeding past idle board surfers.Catching a nice glass of red on our balcony overlooking the ocean in Maui.Sunset over the ocean in Maui.Dolphins off the bow of our boat in Maui.Starry night at the summit of Haleakala on Maui.  The moon is the bright light at left.Just after sunrise on the summit of Haleakala on Maui.