Oh hi, Pali lookout

Pali lookout
Nuuanu Pali lookout

It’s amazing how much you miss when you concentrate solely on the task in front of you.

Prime example:

Today I got the chance to film a photography tour group as they walked around the Pali lookout learning photography skills.

Full disclosure, I hadn’t been to the Pali lookout in quite some time and I was really only planning on going for work. But I figured it’d be a nice workday away from the office.

The shoot started off fine with the instructor giving tips and tricks on how to properly compose a shot for photography and me running around getting the best video shots I could. I decided to leave the camera recording for a little while and take a small break. After all, I’d been filming almost all day.

Then I snapped this picture of the Pali lookout.

The Pali lookout itself is a gorgeous area with high sloping mountains and bright green trees and grass that travel for miles down into the valley below. It’s hard not to marvel at its beauty.

Now you might think the picture isn’t anything special but here’s the thing; I was at the Pali lookout in the first place for work. And the only reason I even took the picture was because I was taking a break. I was concentrating so much on my job that I’d almost completely missed the incredible view around me.

That break was the best thing I could’ve done today because it allowed me to take in such an amazing site and remember why I love living in Hawaii so much. I can’t think of anywhere else in the country where you can get such a view and I almost missed it.

Moral of story. It’s okay to work and push forward with your career. But every once in a while, take a breath. Slow down, and enjoy your surroundings.

The video I shot will be edited and published soon on the Star-Advertiser web site. More updates to come!


Published by stonthat

Video Reporter and videographer at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Lover of comics, beginning photographer, master foodie.

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