May2015052015 / May / 05
A wide photograph to show the character of the Keahole shoreline.
Being too busy to go out and shoot is no fun and that is where I have been for most of 2015. Today I was able to retreat to the beach and noticed the calm ocean. It was then I slated a time to shoot the sunset. When the ocean is calm and the tide is low, the seaweed is more prevalent and I knew exactly where to go. A spot I haven’t been to in a while just north of Kailua Kona where the shoreline has a unique character to what we think Hawaii should look like.
This location, unlike the others, is more violent when the waves surge in and out of the large holes in the rocky shoreline. Extra caution is needed when setting up. I setup on a high rock that was away from sudden splashes and wave surges, although from the image it doesn’t seem like I was, but I was.
The sunset seemed to come together at the right moment. I shot several frames, but this is the one that brought the entire scene together… Enjoy!
© Christopher Johnson
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May2012012012 / May / 01
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On an early morning drive through the upper winding road that passes through Waikoloa I was eagerly searching for a location to shoot the sunrise. A couple of large thin trees caught my eye that I thought could have some potential, but the sun was beginning to rise over the hillside. Here I took the opportunity to use a smaller aperture in order to give the sun more character as a star shape instead of just a blown out highlight.
I like the character of the tree as the upper branches begin to reach into the darker blue while the base of the tree has the sun star to break up the lines of the hillside and tree.