Ebony and Ivory in Paradise

Explore July 10, 2011 #30


I think this one looks better with a black background... press "L" to see for yourself.


Here's another from Wailea, Maui...I know its similar to my recent Lava Flow post (with the same blown out sky), but I really liked the dead coral in the surf with the lava rock. I also think the gold accents (from hotel lighting) on the wet rocks provide a unique glow to the shot.


This is an exposure blend of two images:

ISO 200,30 seconds @f/8 for the surf, and ISO 200, 8 seconds @ f/8 for the sky.


10mm on 1.6x sensor then cropped slightly in photoshop to lose some of the distracting features.



Thanks for taking a look!


  • Vin Cin 4y

  • Max Mackiewicz 4y

    Rocks, clouds, blury ocean... What more could you want? Amazing.
  • Javier Rupérez 4y

    Fantástica!!! Enhorabuena por el Explore!!!

  • Sealis 4y

    Thanks for all the comments and Favs!
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  • catfootdo 4y

    The smoke effect on the water is wonderful. Nice balance of shapes too. Congratz
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  • lefotodidonato 4y

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  • Surfma 4y

    Oh my, this is so perfect. I'm going to Maui in January and have to try for a photo like this. Wow. I really like the foreground, but the clouds are pretty amazing too. Great job.
  • Bart Busschots 4y

    This is just stunning! Both the sky and the sea are amazingly beautiful - really great work!

  • Sealis 4y

    Thanks for all the positive feedback!
    Surfma Of the islands I've been to, Maui has been the best mix of laid back, awesome scenery and stuff to do... have fun!
  • Matt Deguara 4y

    Holy moly! This is awesome. I really love the light on the rocks and the clouds in the sky.
  • Mike 4y

    I just saw this for the first time. Awesome shot!! Congrats on the "Explored"
  • Sealis 4y

    Mike Matt Deguara Thanks guys!
  • Stan Newman 4y

    Awesome capture.
  • Albert Tam 4y

    excellent work!
  • Vratsagirl 3y

    it's like water on clouds merge into one! lovely
  • designcurve 2y

    Awesome shot Sean!
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Taken on June 23, 2011
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