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Taken 11-Dec-13

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Keywords:Kauai Photography, abstract, blue, buddhism, hawaii, kalalau trail, kauai, ke'e, landscape, metaphors for change, nature, ocean, shape, spiritual, spiritual photography, wave, wave photography, zen, zen photography
Photo Info

Dimensions5760 x 3840
Original file size20.3 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken11-Dec-13 13:52
Date modified28-Mar-15 20:38
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length200 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.7
Exposure1/3200 at f/2.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Kauai, Hawaii

Open Flame

Waves are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. They are a perfect metaphor for the beauty of change and the nature of flow.
Naomi and I just finished hiking back from Hanakapi'ai Beach on the Napali Coast and before heading back to the car I suggested we go to my favorite spot at Ke'e Beach and see what the waves were doing. At first I started photographing further down the coast, hoping to see some big waves jumping, but the shadows were too large to get any waves in good light. So I set the camera down and just watched. Eventually I took a seat on a big rock and just watched the ocean move and swirl and flow. That's when I noticed a little pocket of light opening up near to whee I was sitting. I knew then that that's where I needed to place my attention. No sooner than I did I caught this wave jump into the light like an open flame of the saints and buddhas.
Haena State Park, Kauai, Hawaii