New Blog Post: Kaulana Manu Nature Trail - 7/15/23
A beautiful short hike through an old kipuka on the Saddle Road
Known as a bird sanctuary and for it's diverse plant life, it is well marked with many informational signs
Recently modernized to include parking and restrooms for visitors
New Blog Post: Hiking Makai side of Kawaihae-Mahukona Road - 7/15/23
A number of old 4WD trails run down the hillside to a coastal trail near the ocean
A short hike to a seaside kiawe grove provides access to rocky coves and isolated small beaches
Revamped Hawaii Collection Search Feature - 7/14/23
Peruse all 160+ photos or select a subset by location and subject
Explore a large area of the Big Island or pick a favorite spot
New Blog Post: Hiking to the Kohala Summit 7/7/23
We hiked up the Koai'a Corridor and into the Kohala rainforest to reach the volcano summit
The corridor trail climbs open pasture and provides great views of surrounding volcanoes and coastline
The rainforest is dense and "jungle-like" with a trail that is challenging to follow
New Showcase Galleries Created - 7/1/23
Several small galleries are here covering specific locations, other islands, or subjects in more detail than in the main galleries
New Landing Page - 6/27/23
Created new landing page for Bigislandview.com, currently showing a fabulous South Kohala sunet
Different videos and photos will greet the user on this landing page over time
Re-Imagined Image Galleries -6/25/23
Replaced previous 14 gallery collection with a single user-configurable gallery that presents all Big Island Images photos
Use "pickers" to decide which photos you want to see based on area or location and subject
View as many, or as few, photos as you want based on your choices
New Blog Post: A Short Hike up the Iconic Huluhulu Pu'u on the Saddle Road - 5/29/23
This pu'u sits across the highway from the Mauna Kea access road. It requires a brief hike over a good trail that is steep in a few spots. There are multiple well-maintained trails
There are great views of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea from various points along the hike.
A large Koa tree forest covers the top and south side of the pu'u.
Etsy Shop for Prints, Cards, Calendars - 10/20/22
Purchase high-quality folding photo greeting cards displaying images from this Hawaii portfolio on the cover
Cards available in sets of different photo subjects
Print and calendar sales coming soon
New International Photo Gallery - 9/28/22
Gallery of international photos taken by Thomas Upton
See a selection of images from the author's portfolio, many of which have been recognized and/or published on highly curated photography websites
New Blog Post: Mana Road - 6/22/22
Mana Road starts in Waimea and winds clockwise for 40+ miles around Mauna Kea.
One of the most remote, and beautiful routes. Truly a "place to get away for awhile".
Expanded Print Purchase Options - 6/1/22
New Blog Post: Kalopa State Park - 6/1/22
Read about a Big Island hidden gem: the forested preserve near Honoka'a called Kalopa State Park
Great hiking and photo opportunities in a serene and lightly traveled location. I call it "the Big Island's Muir Woods"
New Blog Post: Guide to Fine Art Media - 2/15/22
Some things to consider when contemplating purchase of a Fine Art print
Media types, presentation format, and basic costs
Aerial Photos Added - 1/25/22
Waterfalls and valleys on Kohala's eastern side that are otherwise almost impossible to see
Aerial photos from airplane, drone, and helicopter flights
New Blog Post: Top 15 Photo Spots - 12/16/21
My list of the Top 15 places on the Island to head for great photo opportunities.
An illustrated guide to must-visit locations if you want to see the most beautiful and richly photogenic places.
New Blog Post: Koai'a Sanctuary - 10/27/21
Read about the Koai'a Tree Sanctuary on the Kohala Mountain Road.
A little known oasis amid the Kohala ranch lands and a preserve for the rare and highly prized Koai'a Trees
New Panorama Gallery! - 10/23/21
The new Panorama gallery is live. The Big Island is filled with grand vistas that lend themselves to wide-open photos.
Check here regularly as this gallery grows!
New Images and "What's New" - 9/22/21
New images posted in the Flowers and Plants subject area. If you love lilikoi jam, you really need to see what the passion fruit (lilikoi) blossom looks like!
This page added "What's New"
New Blog Post: Onomea Trail - 9/10/21
New blog post about the Onomea Trail, near Hilo. A great short hike with gorgeous views