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Marine Life Photographs by Steve Munch

by Stephanie Hogue

“Black Honu”

I have been a photographer for a long time…25 years to be exact. I have also seen a lot of photos. When I saw the work of Steve Munch, my breath was taken away. His work has a simplicity and elegance I have never seen before when it comes to wildlife. It almost looks as though it were photographed in a controlled environment like a studio. If I had not been by his side for some of these shots, I may have been suspicious. His work celebrates the beauty of these ocean dwellers that many of us will never get to see so up close and intimate.

“Gray Heart”

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

– Jacques Cousteau

“Dolphin Breath”
“Mother and Baby”
“Pelicans in Flight”

Kauai Images, best time to take pictures.

Photographing waves or wildlife on Kauai, is often far more productive in the mid day light. In a world where most photographers shoot in the pre dawn or pre dusk (Golden Hour) light. Kauai and its tropical waters and reefs are best shooting when the sun is high in the sky, bringing out the many shades of blue and purple
this tropical locations has to offer. When visiting Kauai, sleep in and enjoy your morning, the best light is yet to come 🙂

Wave explodes on the rocks of the North Shore of Kauai

 

Wave passes over a Kauai reef.

Blue wave, against storm clouds. Kauai

 

Dolphins, bathing in the light.

 

Passing Honu, Poipu Beach, Kauai

 

 

Kauai Photography, NaPali Coast

The NaPali coast stretches for 17 miles along Kauai’s Northwest shores. The word NaPali means “Cliffs”. Its beauty above and below the aqua blue waters, make it a must see, when visiting Kauai.

The NaPali coast stretches 17 miles along the Northwest side of Kauai, Hawaii

Arches and falls
await the NaPali traveler.

The cliffs of NaPali, rise high above Kalalau beach

Ke’e Winter

Honu, Kalalau Beach

Curious dolphins

Spinners on the move, NaPali Coast

Latitudes Welcomes Hawaii Artist – Dennis Mathewson!

Latitudes Kauai is proud to announce the addition of Dennis Mathewson to the gallery! We are so excited to welcome one of the hottest artists in Hawaii to the Latitudes Family. While experiencing Dennis Mathewson’s artwork for the first time, you will find yourself embracing and sharing his passion for the true island lifestyle in Hawaii. Mathewson’s fun and whimsical storytelling tiki pieces are sure to bring a smile to local kama’aina folks and malahini visitors alike.

Hawaii Artist Dennis Mathewson with his commission "Metal Mania"

Hawaii Artist Dennis Mathewson with his commission “Metal Mania”


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LatitudesKauai-3-2LatitudesKauai-2-2His work is distinguished by his unique and exotic underwater sea-life pieces that come alive through his exclusive color combinations. Mathewson showcases the realistic, liquid style of the ocean,that include his signature bubbles which blend seamlessly into the skillfully hand carved images he creates on aluminum panels. His work is a culmination of diversity derived from years of past experience. In addition to being an acclaimed artist in the fine arts, Mathewson has decades of experience in award-winning motorcycle,automotive and industrial custom painting.
Stop by the gallery to see his amazing work in person. It truly comes alive under the lights.

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The metal artworks of Dennis Mathewson in the Poipu, Kauai, location of Latitudes Fine Art Gallery.

The metal artworks of Dennis Mathewson in the Poipu, Kauai, location of Latitudes Fine Art Gallery.

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