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laurenkaymyers September 14, 2015
Excellent shot. You are very talented!
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ryanbuchanan September 30, 2015
Thanks Lauren!
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography September 14, 2015
Beautiful!
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Vince542 October 01, 2015
Woow!!!!
 
Capture-Life October 01, 2015
WOW! this is one of my MOST favorites of yours, Ryan! superb shot and such a peaceful view !! :):) and those CLOUDS and the sun rays.. my goodness !!
 
michellehansenburgess October 01, 2015
Absolutely Gorgeous!
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shanewheelphoto October 30, 2015
LOVE this!
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nina050 October 30, 2015
Still fabulous....congrats!
 
tammycarney November 11, 2015
True inspiration...
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ryanbuchanan November 11, 2015
Thanks Tammy!
 
jcanning November 23, 2015
Ryan, this looks like it is right down by Queen's Bath. I've been there numerous times in all kinds of weather and taken many shots but none this spectacular. Congrats on the well deserved award. If you get there again, the vacant lot at the end of Punahele Road just above Queen's Bath is a great place for sunsets. Cheers.
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ryanbuchanan November 24, 2015
You are right! This place was amazing. Right down by Queen's Bath. Incredible waves and rocks. Thanks!
 
jonathanbruce November 29, 2015
A Stunning photo. Pure talent there !
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ryanbuchanan November 30, 2015
Thanks Jonathan
 
pegleg December 01, 2015
another beautiful shot, every one of your photos are just fab love your work
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ryanbuchanan December 01, 2015
Thank you! Appreciate that!
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Pamelabole March 12, 2016
Wow....gorgeous!!!! And congrats on your well deserved award!!! : )
 
joycealicesmith April 20, 2016
A true masterpiece! Words are too inadequate to describe this...at least for me! :-) Congratulations on your win in Water World! Truly deserving!
 
Ameliajoy15 April 20, 2016
Really pretty photo! Enjoyed looking at all your pictures...
 
mzeePhotography April 21, 2016
Love it!
 
muhammadfaisal April 21, 2016
awesome.. and you got it the bonus at left side in frame. fisherman
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Cruiser48 July 13, 2016
Beautiful
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deannefortnam August 12, 2016
Absolutely superb
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Tanda4bama August 23, 2016
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paulthomas1966 June 04, 2017
Beauty!
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PDawson June 23, 2017
excellent photo. beautiful lighting
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TimothyPrincehorn August 01, 2017
Great images.
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sarahmirkin October 26, 2017
Wow!!! Breathtaking capture! So many things to love!
 
Flinforth November 06, 2017
Absolutely stunning!!
 
abraham.chavez February 24, 2018
Stunning????

Fishing For A Dream

North Shore Kauai: Perched on this rock ledge over the ocean was an one of my favorite experiences shooting in Hawaii. It was a show. The waves were crushing th...
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North Shore Kauai: Perched on this rock ledge over the ocean was an one of my favorite experiences shooting in Hawaii. It was a show. The waves were crushing the rocks and dousing everything in their path—including me. The water flowing off of the rocks was a long-exposure dream scenario—not to mention the nuclear bomb of a sky.

Now I know there is a lot going on here—sun-bomb atmosphere, Bali Hai in the distance, crashing waves, warm and cool tones, water movement overload in the rocks and why not a fisherman. Hey, hopefully it keeps the eye involved in the scene. But I think the overall composition does work, although weighted on the left, the wave to the right helps hold it all together.

In post I carefully blended my sky exposure and focus on the distance with my favorite foreground shot of the rocks and water. This was a 1.3 second exposure at f/14, ISO 100.
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Contest Finalist in Water World Photo Contest Outside Views
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