Capturing Kauai, With A Camera


Ketchum-based fine art photographer Jeffrey H. Lubeck will present Capturing Kauai—Circumnavigating the Garden Isle, on Friday, March 11, at MESH Gallery in Ketchum, from 5 to 7: 30 p.m.

Lubeck is in his second year of splitting time between Idaho and the Hawaiian island of Kauai. MESH Gallery will present a series of images at the event. Lubeck says he has taken the same approach to photographing Kauai as he has with the six mountain ranges surrounding the Sun Valley area.

“I comb the area to pinpoint as many locations for shooting opportunities as possible,” Lubeck said. “I then establish what will be the ideal time of day, time of year, angle of light, and weather condition to capture a compelling image.”

Lubeck says that while Idaho and Kauai are vastly different in many respects, both are equally compelling places to live and photograph.

“Sitting on top of the Sawtooths or the Na Pali Coast at sunset is nothing short of breathtaking,” Lubeck said. “Both are as good as it gets for me personally or as a professional photographer.”

Kauai is known as the Garden Island. Lubeck says the title is an understatement.

“There are few, if any, places in the world where you can experience seven different climate zones in under 20 miles. These are all present as you travel up the canyon from Waimea,” said Lubeck. “The bottom of the canyon receives 24 inches of rain a year on average and the top sees close to 460 inches.”

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