The “golden hour,” a term used in photography to describe the period shortly before sunset when the daylight is redder, takes on a whole new meaning on many evenings during sunsets at Hanalei Bay, Kauai. Photos taken during the “golden hour” are often richer and more dynamic than those taken during daylight hours. At Kauai’s Hanalei Bay, the effect is even more dramatic!
On a recent late Summer 2017 evening, the entire bay was bathed and reflected in golden rays. It was a remarkable sight and one we tried to capture in photos. It made some beautiful photos (below), but the experience of a golden sunset at Hanalei Bay is even more intense in person.
Hanalei Bay Sunset Photos
Above: The “golden hour” at Hanalei Beach.
Above: Notice the dog in the water.
Above: Sailboats silhouetted in the sunset at Hanalei Bay.
Above: The Hanalei Pier at sunset.
Above: “Red sky at night sailors delight” is an age-old seafaring proverb that indicates good weather is ahead. The rest of the rhyme goes: “red sky in the morning, sailors warning.
Above: Hanalei Bay panoramic photo (click image to see full-size).
Above: The sun’s golden rays reflect off of Hanalei Beach.