Crossing the line

Late afternoon sun of the coast of Kohala, Hawaii

This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Silence.’ See more responses here.

The current eruption at Kilauea has been putting out a considerable amount of vog. This volcanic haze can make life difficult for people, causing respiratory and other medical complications. But it can also cause colorful skies.

I was driving home from work last week on a day when the vog was heavy and the sky glowed. There wasn’t much wind – another reason the vog has been hanging around – so the ocean was calm. I’d stopped to take photos once, but when I saw this little boat heading for this band of sunlight, I pulled over again.

I’d lucked into a quiet break in the traffic and was far enough from the coast that there was no sound from waves coming ashore or from the boat’s engine. I watched for a while until the boat crossed the glittering band, before returning to my car and heading home.


22 thoughts on “Crossing the line

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  2. Kirstin Troyer

    A lot like the skies when we are dealing with forest fires….I hate the fires, but the skies can be pretty at times. Great photo and shots. I don’t know how many times I wish I wasn’t driving with traffic or that there was a wider shoulder because I see the perfect photo opportunity and just can’t stop. It’s those moments I decide, it just has to live in my memory.

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    1. Graham Post author

      Yes, fires and vog are mixed blessing – some pretty effects but miserable otherwise. I’m a bit of a menace on the roads because if I see something photo worthy I pull off the road, sometimes in some dicey places!


        1. Graham Post author

          I have a few sunsets and moonsets with items in the light on the water, boats, buoys, fishermen, birds. I’m always looking for something to put a little extra into the photo.

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  3. Terri Webster Schrandt

    Oh, I love this image, Graham, probably because there is no snow in it and it invokes warmth! That must have been a nice gift to be able to enjoy some silence with this view. Too bad about the vog, it may be worse than wildfire smoke.

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    1. Graham Post author

      Still snow on Mauna Kea, but not down here! It was something of a gift. I don’t know if it’s worse than wildfire smoke, but both can be debilitating if you have any kind of breathing issues.

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