Sean Schuster Fine Art Photography Canada | Island Oasis

Island Oasis

The lush Hawaiian islands are home to some of the best beaches in the world. Millions of years of volcanic activity has delicately spread jagged volcanic rock across their sandy shorelines. I searched a bunch of beaches for one that had everything working in harmony. This was the place where two worlds seemingly converge at the edge of the ocean. When I arrived here I instantly knew this was the ”Island Oasis”. Every once in a while a wave would crash up into the volcanic rock and slowly recede back into the ocean. 

The divergence of the of vibrant green and the jagged volcanic rock is something that can be both breathtaking and misleading; one can venture with ease throughout the lush vegetation of Hawaiian shoreline until you’re immediately surrounded by a treacherous terrain of sharp, protruding rock.  I wanted to see the rich flora of this green earth and the volcanic, extraterrestrial rock within the frame  – these two worlds fused together with the movement of the waves was my vision. 

I spotted a king wave in the distance and watched it come straight for the shoreline in front of me. I patiently waited until it was as far in as it could get and then pressed the shutter. It was all down to this one second. I stood there and  watched the water slowly fall back down into the ocean, slowly eroding the shoreline one wave at a time. 

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