I'll admit, I was a little nervous shooting this sunset on the North shore of Maui. I know these waters can be quite intrepid, and this day was no exception. However, I also knew the composition here was so good and I really wanted to catch a sunset here. It's a long ways from anything to this location, and because I had journeyed out here and planned for this, I was determined to make it happen.
Behind me was a lot of sharp lava rocks and though I was only in about 2 feet of water, the swells coming in were quite powerful. I braced my tripod and hung on, waiting for the right swell to come in. I shot round after round of photos, and had to clean off my lens a hundred times, but finally I got the shot I wanted. Right as the sun was about to pass over the peak of the mountain beyond. I knew right away that if it was sharp, this was going to be a great image.
When I got home I downloaded the images from this day and for some reason or another I had difficulties getting this one to process correctly. I never showed it to anyone, it just sat on my hard drive. Recently I went back and found it and tried my hand at processing it again. Finally, I got what I was hoping for! I really like the dynamics of this image and how everything came together.
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