When I was Hawaii, I decided to take some images of people Surfing, Like I use to do years ago. This surfer is headed for the "Honey hole" or the "Sweet Spot" ……. Think I have a knack for surfing photography.
#hawaii #romance #traveltips #vacationtips #kauai #vacations
1 minute of bliss on Kauai's Jungle-like north shore. A low tide allows reflections like this.
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Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 17-40L @ 20
2-minute exposure @F10
Lee 10-stop Big Stopper Very dark square glass ND filter
LEE soft ND grad (100x150mm) 0.9 + 0.9
Lee foundation kit filter holder with Lee 77mm adapter ring
(a total of three filters in the holder)
RAW file processed with Capture One by Phase One
TIFF file processed with Photoshop
Small Slik Sprint mini II tripod
Manfrotto 322RC2 pistol-grip ball head
In the summer, the sun rises in the northeast, allowing the mountains to be lit with the first light of the day. In the winter, they are silhouetted and dark. I used a very dark filter to extend the exposure time to a full 60 seconds to show the movement in the clouds and trees and the stillness of the water. This is a great snorkeling beach with lots of turtles and fish in tunnel-like coral formations. It is a great place to spend an entire day under the False Kamani trees to the left. Bring an umbrella for the occasional but sometimes intense rain shower!
My pictures are featured on the front page of California Governor, Jerry Brown's website http://gov.ca.gov
I wrote a 325 eBook that describes exactly how I went about learning photography starting in 2006. I did not learn the usual way. I have studied the great masters of painting and hope to find that light in the real world.
A great weather mashup map of the world with local temperatures, weather and nice popups. See where it is hot and not! (Must wait for slow commercials first, but worth it!)
Simply the best way to scout out locations that there is. You can see sun angles and pre-visualize light under lots of different conditions. Sometimes you can actually pre-compose your shots! This has saved me many thousands of vertical feet of climbing by avoiding spots with blocked views etc.
Satellite imagery (choose 'National' for a local US region or use your fave website)
Tide charting and preditions: (chose your area in US, other countries have similar websites)
Wave Heights (I choose 'North Pacific from Global')
Photos of every inch of the California coastline from a small plane. Excellent for close in detailed views.
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