Have You Ever Seen Hawaii’s Red Dirt?

The red dirt in the foreground against the typical beach shot really stuck out here to me and creates an interesting contrast. Hawaii’s volcanic soil has iron and aluminum oxides which, like any rusting iron, turns reddish.

Many years ago an entrepreneur in Kauai discovered that red dirt stains were nearly impossible to remove from clothing – and turned that “bug” into a “feature” by using red dirt to stain/color a whole line of t-shirts  – known as “Red Dirt Shirts”.

Big Mahalo to James Buehler!

Photos from our subscribers, especially amateur ones, are my favorites because they illustrate how incredibly beautiful Hawaii is and anyone with a phone can take stunning shots. Mahala James for sharing!

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The very best photos of Hawaii are those taken by folks that do not consider themselves professionals because to me it shows that this beauty of Hawaii is within reach of everyone.  If you have any treasured  Hawaii photos that you would like to share, I’d love to publish them!

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