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Old Airport Beach, Kona, Hawaii

It's nice to be back near the ocean.


Yikes, this seascape/sunset stuff is tough: wave washes out, and the lava rock is black as night and under-exposed. Wave washes in, and the whitewater blows out everything and the image is over-exposed. Change your shutter speed, your filter, your position, think fast, good luck getting a keeper. This close to the equator, the sun sets quick, pretty much straight down. Bonus points for not wasting your rig in the incoming tide surf or the lava.


There's a bunch wrong with this image technically and comp wise, but hey, I'm on island time now. Cloud bank not visible on the horizon prevented the sky from going boom, this is as much color as i could get.


For reasons I'm too embarrassed about to reveal here, I was without my underwater rig today, but I had a nice AM dive with my buddies Bo and Tom, whose work you can see here: or here:





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Taken on January 27, 2011