Last Light of the Day in Hawaii

The sun gives its last light of the day as it sets over the Pacific Ocean, as seen at Ko Olina Lagoons on the island of Oahu during our 2023 Hawaii Trip

The sun gives its last light of the day as it sets over the Pacific Ocean, as seen at Ko Olina Lagoons on the island of Oʻahu during our 2023 Hawaiʻi Trip.

As I have stated in the past, I took lots of sunset photos during our trip, and I have only shared a portion of them. So here is another entry into the Hawaiʻi sunset photos.

You can see from the photo that I was not the only one taking photos of this sunset. There were others out trying to capture the same thing. And I know there were three others next to me doing the same thing with their phones, those three being Laura, Karen, and Brant. Their photos looked fantastic, too. And every night that we were out there, there were several others also taking photos, because every night was a spectacular sunset.

I am sure that the people that live in Hawaiʻi probaby say, “Yes, another sunset. What is the big deal? We see them all the time!” But to those of us landlocked folks, seeing something like this is pretty special. So I was not ashamed to be out there with my camera, making memories from what we do not see all that often.

I am fairly certain this is not the last Hawaiʻi sunset photo I will post from our trip, either. And for that I have no apologies.

By the way, this photo comes from the same day as Part 3 of our trip report, if you are curious.

Hawaii Trip 2023

Never ending

When the sun sets, we talk about it being the last light of the day. And then the sun rises the next day, making it a new day. Of course, the reality of it all is that the sun does not stop shining. We are just prevented from seeing it for a while.

God’s love for us is also never ending. He keeps on loving us all the time, day or night, no matter what. His love for us never fails, never ends.

At times, we may not feel loved by God. But his love has not stopped. We are just prevented from seeing it for a while. We are prevented by our circumstances, by our decisions, and sometimes even by our choice not to see it.

When we stop seeing God’s love, that just means that we need to look harder to see it. His love is always there and will always be there for us if we look for it.

And once we find his love, we can share it with others. It can be difficult to love others if we are not feeling God’s love for us, so we need to make sure that we are looking for his love so that we can pass it along.

If you are not feeling God’s love right now, look around and try to find it. It is all around you, because God’s love is never ending, as should be our love for one another.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.” - Lamentations 3:22-24

Love One Another

About the Photo

I did try to make this photo look a little different from all the other Hawaiʻi sunset photos. Because even as spectacular as they are, the photos can all start to look the same.

So for this one, I played around with the colors a bit to give some different tones. While some photos have more of a red/purple tint to them, this one leans more toward green/blue, but still with orange tones where appropriate.

I do like silhouetted palm trees, and these trees modeled well for my photo, almost as though they were actually posing. Thank you, palm trees. I appreciate it.

Photo: Each photo is a single Raw exposure processed in Raw Therapee and GIMP.
Camera: Sony Alpha A7 II
Lens: Rokinon 35mm f/1.8
Date: June 19, 2023
Location: Aulani, Ko Olina, Hawaiʻi


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