Graham’s Island is the island of Hawaii, better known as the Big Island. That’s where I live. I don’t own it; I’m no Larry Ellison. The title simply refers to this blog being my observations from the Big Island.

I’m an enthusiastic photographer, not an expert. I take photos of things that catch my eye when I’m out and about, often in less than ideal circumstances – hazy days, midday light, murky water. Mostly I shoot with a Panasonic Lumix FZ200 which I try to keep free of the dust and salt spray that’s ubiquitous around here. I’m very happy with it. It’s stood up well to some less-than-ideal treatment and conditions.

In the water I use a Canon S 90 in a Canon wpdc35 waterproof case. I used to use a Pentax WG-3, but that leaked and died. I definitely prefer the Canon.

I process photos in Photoshop Elements, mostly cropping or tweaking colors, sharpness and the like. I rarely ‘change’ a photo – taking out or adding in – but if I do, I’ll note it in the text.

I’m not a naturalist, botanist, geologist or pretty much any other kind of -ist. I enjoy the wildlife and landscape here. I like to hike, bike and snorkel. When I see something new or something I don’t know anything about (a frequent occurrence) I try to learn about it. I’ll include links to sites I’ve found useful in this regard. But I’m no expert on these things. If you spot errors, please let me know in a comment or by contacting me at grahamsisland@outlook.com.

This blog isn’t a guide to the island. For that, try The Big Island Revealed (hawaiirevealed.com).

My intent is to post a new photo daily. So far, so good.

There are three ways to look for posts. One is to use Search in the menu below the header (It will come up with two ?s in the result. Just delete those and enter your search term.). Another is to use Archive in the menu below the header. The third is to scroll to the bottom of any page and click on one of the Tags.

All photographs and text are copyright Graham Burdekin. All rights reserved. Reproduction or redistribution in any form without prior written permission is strictly prohibited. Please contact me if you want to use any of the photographs or text.

You can contact me at grahamsisland@outlook.com.

Page updated April 8, 2017.

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  6. Thanks for the visit to my blog. I have enjoyed visiting your blog. The island is amazing. Btw I also use a Panasonic Lumix FZ200 and enjoy its versatility. Despite my taking care it did get dust on the processor once and it had to be professionally cleaned, which sorted the problem.


    • It’s a great camera. I like that I don’t have to lug a lot of equipment around. Mine gets all sorts of rough treatment, but is holding up well so far. Yours is clearly getting some great photos.

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  7. Looking forward to reading more! I just bought a Panasonic Lumix FZ300 at Christmas (recommended by another blogger) and am loving it! Here is the link to the WPC if you care to take a look https://secondwindleisure.com/2017/01/20/weekly-photo-challenge-gracefulness-defined/ (used to camera to capture the image of the egret). My pingbacks aren’t working for some reason so I’m not showing in the grid for the moment. Anyway, nice to meet you, Graham!


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