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The cover photo of Hualalai was taken earlier that morning from Waikoloa Village before I joining the tour at HAWAII FOREST & TRAIL just north of Kailua-Kona. You can see that the summit was clear at that time. Later the clouds moved in for a very surreal effect - misty and mysterious. I had been to the summit one time before in the summer of 1966 with an NDEA Institute class out of the University of Hawaii-Manoa.


About the Author

Michael F. O'Brien
onggi Waikoloa, Hawaii, U.S. A.
Michael F. O'Brien lived and worked in Seoul, Korea from August of 1963 to June of 1997. He grew up on a dairy farm in the beautiful wooded hills of northeast Iowa. At age twenty-four he left the corn fields of Iowa for the rice paddies of Korea. Those rice paddies fascinated and excited him with their ever-changing patterns and through them he learned, also, to love the Iowa corn fields he had left behind. He is a retired art and photography teacher from Seoul American High School in Yongsan, 8th U.S. Army, in Seoul, Korea. Mr. O'Brien's credits include Far-Reaching Fragrance - Photographs of Korea, a collection in coffee table book form of photographic insights into traditional Korea. He has also co-authored a high school photography text, The Photographic Eye - Learning To See With A Camera. 1984 - John F. Kennedy Center Fellow for Teachers of the Arts.

Publish Date  December 20, 2010

Dimensions  Small Square  74 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Travel

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Comments (3)


colellis says

No wonder you've chosen to live in Hawaii Michael, you got some great shots of the geology and landscape, including the flora...

posted at 10:45pm Jan 21 PST


kcook06 says

Mr O,
I love this book, you take such fantastic photographs. i especially love the textures, you manage to capture them so beautifully and with such detail. Great job as always!
Kathy Boys

posted at 05:31am Jan 10 PST


beesong says

Michael, thank you for your generous comments about my Tanzania and Yellowstone books. I would definitely like to see those Tanzania slides of yours and hope you will make them into a book. I'm enjoying looking at your books gradually, due to having a very slow Internet connection. You have quite a fascinating collection!

posted at 07:39am Jan 01 PST

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