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Waianapanapa Sands - Maui

Waianapanapa (Y-ahna-pahna-paw) (or "why-ah- nahpa-nahpa") means, 'glistening waters' and they are not kidding!

 

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Settings etc.:

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0.5 second exposure @F16

Canon 5D

Canon 17-40L @ 18

LEE 150x100mm soft ND grads 0.9 + 0.6

Cokin z-pro filter holder

RAW file processed with Capture One by Phase One

TIFF file processed with Photoshop

 

There are many ways to photograph this black sand beach near Hana, Maui. But it takes a while to see the opportunities. In this moment, the sand was briefly wet and reflected the last glowing light from the clouds above. It took a while for a wave to break just when the sand was glowing. I tried for 5 minutes before the timing was right. A few minutes later the light was gone for the day.

 

I was lucky!

 

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Taken on August 16, 2008