Algae On A Gray Sand Beach

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When tourists come to the Big Island, they usually seek out the island’s famous white or black sand beaches. What they normally pass up, however, are the gray sand beaches. Ho’okena Beach Park is kind of small and secluded, but its unusual colors and rocky formations make it stand out. This is a macro shot of a small rock partially buried in the waves. Not your typical Hawaiian postcard material, but still quite beautiful. Large version viewable here and here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrast, Or: Red And Gray

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Red And Gray

While I was hiking on Mt. Diablo, I was struck by the color contrast on some of the tree bark.