I took this photo early afternoon while hiking along the sunny Napali coast in Kauai. This particular coastline is filled with 17 miles of cliffs and treacherous terrain, but the tropical view makes it worth all the while. I shot this image towards the beginning of the trail when I still had enough energy and enthusiasm to hold the camera steadily. This piece really holds a lot of sentiment to me, not only for memories but for the meaning I find in it. It serves as my reminder that life will pull us all on different paths with different challenges but we so often forget to stop along the way and take in the beauty of life before we go on. Life is more than the pain and effort we must experience, we must search for inspiration in the beauty that exists around us. In this photo the nature and ocean resembles the strength and beauty in life that we may overlook.