Friday, April 27, 2007

Photo Hunters- RARE


Today's Photohunters theme is RARE
Thanks to TNCHICK. Sorry you're under the weather and hope you are on the mend soon.

I have chosen two photos for the theme- one rare, the second rarer.

This first photo is of a black sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii, Punalu'u Beach.
Black sand is formed when hot molten lava shatters as it makes contact with the cold water of the ocean.


This second photo is even RARER. This is a shot of the Green Sand beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Green sand is also made from molten lava. However, it acquires it's green color from the mineral olivine that is present in the mix.



Don't ask for the moon
It's taken...behold a world...
In a grain of sand


peter hugo mcclure

30 comments:

Angelo de los Angeles said...

Wow green sand?! That's pretty cool, never heard of that before. Hawaii must really be a world of wonders. Happy hunting :)

Kimberly said...

These are both beautiful pictures! We saw a green lake on the volcanic island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands off the coast of west Africa. Very interesting!

Heidi said...

That's neat. I never knew about the green sand. One day maybe I'll get to visit.

Pat said...

Oh, gorgeous photos!! I have been to that black sand beach in Hawaii but never the green one.

And yes - you can be "family" if you'd like and come on over to Paris!! :-) I am trying to get my dearest friend that lives there in Maryland (Columbia) to come on over. She has never been here.

Have a great weekend!

soccer mom in denial said...

I've never even HEARD of green sand! Wow. That's really cool. And thanks for the explanation.

Dragonheart said...

Lovely photos! Definitely rare. My humans saw a black sand beach when they visited Maui, and they found it very interesting. Never heard of the green sand beaches before, though. Very cool!

Heart of Rachel said...

Amazing photos! I've seen a black sand beach before but never green. Very rare indeed. Thank you for sharing. Thanks for visiting earlier. Happy weekend!

Melli said...

Both of these ARE really neat! And I had heard about the black sand - have even seen it - though not in it's natural environment. But I had never HEARD of the green sand! So... you are responsible for having taught me something today! Gooooo you! I do think I would still prefer WHITE sand for a day at the beach! ;)

Julie said...

Cool pictures. Have never seen black or green sand. That is really rare. Have a great weekend.

Sue said...

I have never seen green sand before! Very interesting! Have a terrific weekend, and thanks for stopping by.

Hummie said...

Beautiful photos ! I want to go there! Thanks for sharing in my dreams.

Raymond said...

I love Hawaii - we were there on our honeymoon and experienced the Black sand beach! Great photo for the theme - I heard there is a pink sand beach there as well.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Wow! Great choices for the "rare" theme this week. Lovely pictures. Must be really something to see in person. I've only seen generic beach sand but also white sand and I have been to a pebble beach once. I'd love to see Hawaii someday.

meno said...

Now i want to go back to Hawai'i and see those turtles sleeping on the black sand.

Carmi said...

Hi Gewels. I love how you wrap fascinating explanations around incredible pictures.

I followed your link home from Roxanne's (SRP/Melange) site, and I look forward to reading more. I hope you'll pop by my site and say hi as well.

All the best,

Carmi
http://writteninc.blogspot.com/

Lauren S. said...

Cool photos! I have never heard of green sand. I guess I need to come to Hawaii and check it out!

jmb said...

Great photos, green sand. I saw black sand on Stromboli, but also rare.

Barbara H. said...

That's so cool! I had heard of black sand, but not green. Thanks for the explanation!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Jose said...

Ahhh! Hawaii, maybe one day I will have the chance and money to visit, but for now thanks for sharing.

denisebautista said...

Ooooh - how beautiful! I've been to the islands twice but have yet to see a black sand beach, much less a green sand beach! Thank you for stopping by & have a great weekend!

Laurie & Chris said...

Great photos. We have never seen either one of those sands. Thanks for visiting our blog

srp said...

My daughter took a trip to the big island with her Geology class last May. She was on the green beach and visited the volcano lava fields. She loved it there.

Akelamalu said...

Great photos. I've seen black sand but in Tenerife.

donut said...

Wonderful shots. I can't wait to see it in real life!

Mother of Invention said...

Neat! And it would be an even rarer thing if I were ever to go there!

Biker Betty said...

I never knew there was green sand, or black for that matter. I've seen the usual beige and white. The white sand I have seen looked like snow. Thanks for sharing your rare photos.

Geeverughese C said...

Green sands I have never seen. And I thought I saw them all when I visited India as they had the spectrum from brown to red to yellow-red and black!
Green is rare. Thanks

George, Odysseys of

Imma ( Alice) said...

What beautiful photos. Black and green sand. They must be really awesome in real life. I'd love to visit those beaches, and bring little samples of the sand home with me :o)

Thanks for visiting mine on Saturday. I'm a bit behind, but better late than never, haha. Have a wonderful day.

peter said...

Greetings...i too have been to Black Sands Beach,Big Island,Hawaii
I also wrote the poem "Don't ask for the Moon..."
You may peruse my work at:
http://www.peterhugomcclure.com
Which includes Colour Art-Work,B&W photos and Poetry.

Bending with the wind
The Taoist gathers water...
In a straw hat

Best regards pete mcclure.

peter said...

Try my web site:

http://picasaweb.google.com/peterhugomcclure/ImagesByPHM3?authkey=HDHzpGw_8zc&pli=1