By Aron Cooperman

Hawaiian Sunet

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800
State/Province/Region
HI
Country
US
Nearest Area
Kukuiula Boat Harbor
Town
Poiou
Brief Directions

Using a B+W ND filter to slow the waves and clouds, hand holding a Lee ND grad to balance the exposure of the sky and beach. Additional post processing clean up was done in Lightroom/Photoshop, and Nik software tools

Description

Kukuiula Boat Harbor was the furthest south and west facing position I could find for a Sunset photo while in Kauai this past September. I set my tripod up on the beach as low as possible to bring in the rocks as my foreground. I used a B+W ND filter to give myself a slower shutter speed, because I wanted the water to have a sense of movement over the rocks. And I hand held a Lee ND grad filter to darken the sky to balance the over exposure of the photo. When I was editing the photo, I found what I really love about this photo. Is that there are people sitting on the pier watching the sunset. It just brings a sense of realism to the photo.

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Date Taken
29/11/2012

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