It's always a little sketchy trying to find a place on the lava rock strewn coastline of the Big Island an hour or two before sunrise to setup your camera, no matter how good your headlamp is. I was shooting at this location with a buddy of mine and the waves were just pounding the coast. We could feel the trembling below the rocks on which we were standing and let me tell you, that is a powerful feeling when you can barely see what's around you. The pull of the ocean was intense too. Even though I was only standing in about 6" of water for this shot, when the waves receded I could feel them pulling at my ankles. Thankfully, I had the decency to stay put and capture this amazing sunrise! The color bouncing off the wet rocks was excellent, and I was thrilled to walk away with this piece from that blessed morning!
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