Award Winner | Photo of the Day | January 13, 2011
This is a view of the Koolau Mountain range which is one of the two volcanic mountain ranges which makes up the island of O’ahu.. This was shot on a picturesque Hawaii day from Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden in Kaneohe. The Garden was designed and built by the Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection for this part of the island.
Photographer: Andrew R. Braley (Kaneohe, Hawaii, USA)
By day Andrew R. Braley is a Registered Landscape Architect in the State of Hawaii. However, in college he took an elective course in black and white photography, using real film and a dark room and learning the pre-digital way of film processing. He has always had an interest in photography but never really pursued it. Growing up in Hawaii he has been surrounded by beautiful landscape and photographic scenes his whole life but never taken full advantage of it. After going to college in Indiana, and then living in Florida for four years, his wife and he moved back to Hawaii in July 2009 and he has been trying to expand his knowledge and experience in photography as a real hobby. He started by purchasing a used Canon 20D with a Tamron F/2.8 35-105mm from a close friend who was upgrading his gear. He has recently purchased a used Canon EF-S 10-22mm from this same friend and really been enjoying the perks of a wide angle lens in this location. He is still learning and trying to define what his “style” is, but he is enjoying the process so far.