These local boys are washing the sand off each others backs by using this long plumbing pipe found near the water edge. They do this by dipping the pipe into the water, letting it fill completely, then quickly raise it up and let the water flow over one another. Quite clever I thought. It also made for an interesting photo
This was a split second shot. I looked over, recognized the opportunity, shot, and it was over. After this the boys went on to play somewhere else. During the post processing I was able to dial in the shot more. There were sand toys on the beach these boys were playing with. I felt that with them in the image wasn’t as strong, so I cropped out the sand toys to focus more on the action. I then began to toy with monochrome adjustments with the Nik software, Silver Efex Pro to simplify the shot even more. By converting to monochrome I was able to darken the foliage to eliminate all distracting detail to help redirect the focus on the boys.
Waipio Valley – Photography by Christopher Johnson