"The veil is thinner here" is what I was told when I first moved to Hawaii. This is true and many of the images I have taken have more going on - a Presence - that is often clear, and sometimes reveals itself the more you look. I believe the veil is getting thinner everywhere and we will begin to see more and more. The Hawaiian people know of the energies that exist - a rock is not just a rock, lave is not just lava, a tree is not just a tree - but all have a living presence in their own right. I am grateful to have been given the gift of these images. Many of these images were taken at Sacred sites on the Big Island - places where it is known that there is more 'Presence". These sites are to be approached with great respect - I have been taught by Hawaiians how to ask permission to take photos. Some of these images are also shared on other pages.
I call this one Pele's glorious dive, but it could be known as a Fire Deva. So many images of lava show a living presence.
The plume at the crater is a lake of lava - Pele often reveals herself in the plume formations.
A simple image of lovers on the sky line, but if you look more closely, there is an image in the cloud blessing the young couple.
I call this one "Presence". Being beside the lava flowing into the ocean is unbelievably powerful. All of the elements are in their most raw form, and the power shows itself.
I love this one - she is in the very back of Waipio Valley, by a sacred waterfall. The power of her presence called to me, her natural beauty is adorned by a lei of hearts.
These guardians are at the Navigation Heiau, protecting the ocean voyagers?
As the new lava twists and turns it makes fabulous, animated formations.
Pele dancing with the star. Here it looks as though Pele is dancing kahiko hula, her hair flowing back behind her.
Ever feel as though you are being watched when you are in the woods? You probably are, but ... with love!
This guardian is taken at a sacred site, known to be a portal to different dimensions - if you look at the face - there are at least three different faces in one. I say at least, because the more you look, the more you see - a fourth just showed itself to me.
When is driftwood just wood, when are gnarled old trees just gnarled old trees? Or - is there ALWAYS more going on?
Ocean Spirit or Water Deva. I was consciously capturing the rainbows in the spray, and when I looked at the images, this figure was given to me.
This is just one of the many, many rock
"'portraits" that I took on Mauna Kea. Another couple are in the page of Mauna Kea photos.
This mischievous face is joyfully spouting out lava. I had accidentally crossed over where the lava was still hot (it had cooled some, but was still hot enough to make your shoes start to melt.) As I returned and looked back, this image is what had formed. - laughing at me?