Catching the morning light.
Lava cliff with waves, spray and birds, Makapuu, Oahu
As I was leaving Makapuu Point after sunrise, I looked back at the lava cliff and it was backlit and very dark except for the shoreline, where the waves, the spray, some white birds (shearwaters) and a small patch of green were catching the light. I hope I've managed to capture the effect! Best seen at larger sizes.
Near the spot where this photo was taken is the Ku Heiau, a sacred spot dedicated to the Hawaiian god of war, Ku. See photos and explanation here: http://goo.gl/f8IkJJ