Just a Few Splashes

January 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Not much for you today. Just a few splashes and views from Queen's Bath...

I call this entire area Queen's Bath, but Queen's Bath proper is just on the other side of the rock wall on the left. Obviously on a day like this one, with very high surf, you can't safely play in the tidal pools and baths that this area is famous for. 

 

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One Morning At Queen'sOne Morning At Queen'sPrinceville, Kauai

I prefer to photograph this area in the evening, but went out in the morning for a change. Sometimes you gotta switch it up a bit to stay inspired. You know what I mean? A real challenge for me living and shooting on Kauai is seeing the same sights with new eyes. Shooting the same locations with a new perspective. Keep it fresh, yo. Mos def...

One great thing about shooting this location in the morning is it's easy to find a parking spot. During the middle of the day or at sunset, parking is a major issue (like many of Kauai's better known and quite fun locations).

One bad thing about shooting this location in the morning: much of the area will remain in shade until 10 am or so (during the winter months). I thought about using a grad nd filter, but ultimately chose against it because i didn't want the top of the splash to appear darker. But after looking at the pics, I think I might try it one day. A soft grad may not be that noticeable...

Random note-- I've taken my 24mm tilt shift down here on a day that was similar to this one, only more spray and salt flying around through the air. I got some pretty cool shots, playing around with the depth of field, but I don't think the spray and saltwater air was good for the finer movements of the tilt shift lens. These shots were all taken with a 24-70. Pretty useful on a trip to Kauai, I reckon.

 

Have a great day and happy shooting. If you go to Queen's Bath, please please check the surf report and use extreme caution. Be safe and have fun!

Aloha, 

Lee


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