*The ARC Gloria*
I was just sitting, shooting surf and the awesome swells that all the surfers where drooling over. Too my right the sun rays blasting through the clouds had me drooling though. To my left a rainbow even started forming. So many things were were going on I needed 4 cameras and 4 clones of me to get it all haha.
What had me really focused was this ship out at sea. The way the light was hitting it, was just perfect. I knew right as I took it, it woudl make a perfect black & white. So here it is! I later found out this ship was the ARC Gloria, a Colombian Navy training ship, a three-masted sailing vessel and is the pride of Colombia’s Navy and was in Hawaii for a three-day stay. Glad I was there to get it!
I originally only rented a water housing from Hawaii Photo Rental but ended up getting a 2x extender for my 70-200mm. It certainly came in handy, more then housing surprisingly!
This is one shot.
Canon 70-200mm f/4 L (298mm with extender)
Now that was a trip! Hard to believe I came back, but I guess had to at some point. Thanks Cole Yamane for showing me around this epic island. We barely stopped shooting the whole 9 days but it was worth it. It was great seeing and meeting Dallas Nagata White, Tom Anderson, Ed White and even Karen Hutton was there!
Now on to my favorite 12 hours, near the end of the trip. We headed out to North Shore to shoot underwater and hopefully find turtles. Then camped here at Ka'ena Point which gets the sunset and sunrise all at one location. Lets just say we got incredibly lucky, with too much color for both sunrise and sunset! I definitely could spend a month on this mile stretch, it's insane. Here is a shot from sunrise. Now I gotta get back to processing more and more sleep.
.6 & 9 Soft Graduated ND Filter
Process with Lightroom 4 and Color Efex Pro