Hawai‘i is famed for its natural beauty and scenic wonders. It has it all and photographer Douglas Peebles has shot it all in over seventy books—active fiery volcanoes, stunning waterfalls, amphitheater valleys, unforgettable summits and sunrises, pounding surf, amazing flora and animal life, colorful cultural traditions, and, of course, dreamlike beaches.

This book is different. The appeal of the photographs is to our visual senses using the amazing colors of what we see everyday. The focus is on the textures and moods of what is around us in Hawai‘i. We are often too preoccupied to take in Hawai‘i’s vibrant beauty and the array of colors that illuminate the background of our busy lives.

Some of the imagery Peebles presents is easily recognizable; most can be seen on any of the islands. Enjoy this new way of looking at our island beauty.