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Makapu`u tidepool – the sun rises on another year

Yesterday was my birthday, and I couldn't think of any better image to celebrate the beginning of a new year than this final installment in my Makapu`u sunrise series. Hopefully this year will bring plenty of opportunities to go back and visit this spot and to shoot plenty of other great spots like it.


This was the best I could do with one shot (non-HDR), to balance the exposure. I let the area around the sun be blown out in order to capture enough recoverable detail in the foreground and along the cliff face. For the others in the series, which tend toward darker exposures and silhouettes, click on the "Hawaiian Holidays" set to the right.


This one is definitely best seen large on black: click on the photo, or hit the "L" key on your keyboard.


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Taken on January 7, 2012