Congratulations to Jared Boaz for winning the recent The Tropics Assignment with the image, “A Muddy Hike to Queen’s Bath.”
“I visited Kauai last summer (2018) and read up on an area to try to shoot, although I needed to be careful since it had been raining quite a bit,” says Boaz. “Queen’s Bath in Kauai is a beautiful location at the end of a hike through some rain forested trails, which can be a little dangerous after a rain. As luck would have it, it rained the whole drive there and when I finally got there it stopped, but it made for a very slippery hike in the mud. Once I got to my location, I couldn’t have been happier with the conditions I was rewarded with. I got there right as the sun was coming up and I was the only one there. It was truly a magnificent experience; I wouldn’t recommend hiking in the mud as I did, but in my case, it paid off. Tread carefully!”
Sony A7RIII, Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM at 16mm, Manfrotto befree advanced carbon-fiber tripod, Breakthrough Photography X4 6 Stop ND filter. Exposure: 8 sec., ƒ/11, ISO 100.