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Fine Art Images of Hawaii by Thomas Upton

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New Blog Post: Onomea Trail - 9/10/21


  • New blog post about the Onomea Trail, near Hilo. A great short hike with gorgeous views

New Images and "What's New" - 9/22/21
  • New images posted on the Home and Flower galleries. 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 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 Blog Post: Koai'a Sanctuary - 10/27/21
  • Read about the Koai'a Treee 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 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.

Aerial Photos Added - 1/25/22
  • Aerial photos from airplane, drone, and helicopter flights

  • Waterfalls​​​​​​​​​​​​ and valleys on Kohala's eastern side that are otherwise almost impossible to see

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Expanded Print Purchase Options - 6/1/22
  • Big Island Images now offers custom Fine Art prints in many formats, as well as more economical prints and photo merchandise.

  • New photo greeting cards​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ and calendars are now available!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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: 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".​​​​​​​​​​​​

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

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

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