feathers in the sky-- sunset at tunnels

September 10, 2014

Tunnels Beach with it's view of Makana is one of those special places on Kauai where energies and colors mix together like few places in the world. 


going for a walk at tunnelsGoing for a Walk at Tunnelstunnels, kauai

In this picture, I wanted the viewer to feel as if they were walking on the beach at sunset with the surf playfully running up their legs. In composing this shot, I have the tripod just barely in the surf and am clicking the shutter release as the little waves break onto shore. In order to slow down the movement of the wave I chose a slower shutter speed (0.4 sec) and an aperture of f/20 (due to the large quantity of diagonal light) all at an iso of 100.


Just a few more weeks before the sun begins to set behind Haena point. Many people who visit the gallery will ask about the seasons, and specifically if we have seasons. Well, we do, but they are subtle. In the summer, the north shore has the sunsets. In the winter the waves. And of course the fall and winter have near nightly showers and the late winter and early spring can see heavy rains. 


feathers in the sky, tunnels, kauai, hawaii


signed with a flourish!, tunnels, kauai, hawaii




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all photos in today's post were taken with a canon 5d3 with battery grip and a canon 24-70 f/2.8 ii lens. other gear used during this shoot: manfrotto tripod with arca swiss ball head, kirk l bracket, b+w polarizer, costco beach chair.