The Hurricane that Wasn’t

As landscape photographers, we go to great lengths to find beautiful locations, unusual conditions, and great light… but we aren’t always successful. Indeed, we admit that our best laid plans are frequently thwarted by Mother Nature herself. As always, we checked the weather reports before leaving for Hawaii in October. We changed our plans at the last minute in order to arrive on location ahead of a promising storm – and we arrived in plenty of time. But, our hurricane… well… it wasn’t much of a hurricane.

About Author Varina Patel

There is nothing more remarkable to me than the power of nature. It is both cataclysmic and subtle. Slow and continuous erosion by water and wind can create landscapes every bit as astonishing as those shaped by catastrophic events – and minuscule details can be as breathtaking as grand vistas that stretch from one horizon to the other. Nature is incredibly diverse. Burning desert sands and mossy riverbanks… Brilliant sunbeams and fading alpenglow… Silent snowfall and raging summer storms… Each offers a unique opportunity. I am irresistibly drawn to the challenge of finding my next photograph, and mastering the skills required to capture it effectively.