The Palette of Paradise Photograph by Adriel Heisey
Pacific blue rolls and swirls from navy and royal to turquoise and aqua. Shelves of iron-rich rock jut toward the sea, some coal dark, others oxidized to a brilliant orange. But one startling brush stroke of color has made this small beach on Hawai'i world famous: Tiny crystals of olivine, eroded out of rocks hurled from the depths of the Earth by the Big Island's volcanoes, tint the sand green.
Camera: Pentax 645N Film Type: E100VS 220, push-processed one stop Lens: 80mm Speed and F-Stop: 1/1000 @ f/6.7
Weather Conditions: Clear, sunny skies Time of Day: Early afternoon Lighting Techniques: Natural light Special Equipment: I flew in an ultralight airplane and mounted my camera on a gyro stabilizer.