- Date taken:
- Honaunau, Hawaii
- 1/60s f/4 ISO 200 25mm
- This example of a Hawaiian outrigger canoe is located inside a traditional canoe building at the Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. Both the canoe and the building were was built by native Hawaiians using traditional methods. Similar canoes of various sizes were used for coastal trade and trade between the Hawaiian Island until the end of the 19th Century.
- Canoe Hawaii Puuohonua O Honaunau Big Island outrigger National Historical Park
I know how hard it is to capture the workmanship and lines of such a craft when presented in a building where it would be so much nicer to see it in the environment for which it was intended (the beautiful azure blue waters of the Pacific.)16 April 2014
There is a huge Cedar Dugout carved by the Hida Indians of British Columbia in the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, Canada.
I had a very hard time trying to capture the beauty of this boat and never really did succeed. In retrospect I should have focused more on the intricacies of the little details.
As is the case here, there are many things that I think pose as interesting points of interest. The grain in the wood in the chines of the hull (in the Bow section), the rope lashings, and the raided deck in the bow, a distinctive feature you don't see on many water craft.
But you know what they say Joe, Hind sight is 20-20.
I like the tropical feel of this photo Joe. Lots of history behind this, which makes it even more interesting. Thanks for sharing.16 April 2014