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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 Seascapes Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in The Magic Of Moving Water Photo Contest
Runner Up in Water World Photo Contest Outside Views
Contest Finalist in Water World Photo Contest Outside Views
Contest Finalist in The Ocean And The Clouds Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Rocks On Water Photo Contest
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Capture The Ocean Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Capture The Ocean Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Ocean Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Ocean Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
The Ocean Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Curves And Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Curves And Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
80 Stays Around the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Waterfront Cliffs Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Waterfront Cliffs Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Seascapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Seascapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Seascapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 10 rank
Around the World Photo Contest By DiscoveryTop 10 rank week 1
Coast Or Inland Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Coast Or Inland Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Coast Or Inland Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Get Wet Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Magic Of Moving Water Photo ContestTop 30 rank
The Magic Of Moving Water Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Get Wet Photo ContestTop 30 rank week 1
Long Exposure Views Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Long Exposure Views Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Using Filters Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Long Exposure Views Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Using Filters Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Water World Photo Contest Outside ViewsTop 10 rank
Water World Photo Contest Outside ViewsTop 10 rank week 1
Force Of Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Force Of Nature Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Ocean And The Clouds Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Ocean And The Clouds Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 25Top 10 rank
Covers Photo Contest Vol 25Top 10 rank week 1
Rocks On Water Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Rocks On Water Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
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laurenkaymyers Premium
 
laurenkaymyers September 14, 2015
Excellent shot. You are very talented!
ryanbuchanan PRO
ryanbuchanan September 30, 2015
Thanks Lauren!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography September 14, 2015
Beautiful!
Vince542
 
Vince542 October 01, 2015
Woow!!!!
michellehansenburgess Platinum
 
michellehansenburgess October 01, 2015
Absolutely Gorgeous!
shanewheelphoto PRO
 
shanewheelphoto October 30, 2015
LOVE this!
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 October 30, 2015
Still fabulous....congrats!
tammycarney
 
tammycarney November 11, 2015
True inspiration...
ryanbuchanan PRO
ryanbuchanan November 11, 2015
Thanks Tammy!
jcanning
 
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.
ryanbuchanan PRO
ryanbuchanan November 24, 2015
You are right! This place was amazing. Right down by Queen's Bath. Incredible waves and rocks. Thanks!
jonathanbruce
 
jonathanbruce November 29, 2015
A Stunning photo. Pure talent there !
ryanbuchanan PRO
ryanbuchanan November 30, 2015
Thanks Jonathan
pegleg Platinum
 
pegleg December 01, 2015
another beautiful shot, every one of your photos are just fab love your work
ryanbuchanan PRO
ryanbuchanan December 01, 2015
Thank you! Appreciate that!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole March 12, 2016
Wow....gorgeous!!!! And congrats on your well deserved award!!! : )
joycealicesmith
 
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
 
Ameliajoy15 April 20, 2016
Really pretty photo! Enjoyed looking at all your pictures...
mzeePhotography
 
mzeePhotography April 21, 2016
Love it!
muhammadfaisal
 
muhammadfaisal April 21, 2016
awesome.. and you got it the bonus at left side in frame. fisherman
Cruiser48 Premium
 
Cruiser48 July 13, 2016
Beautiful
deannefortnam PRO+
 
deannefortnam August 12, 2016
Absolutely superb
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Tanda4bama August 23, 2016
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paulthomas1966
 
paulthomas1966 June 04, 2017
Beauty!
PDawson PRO+
 
PDawson June 23, 2017
excellent photo. beautiful lighting
TimothyPrincehorn
 
TimothyPrincehorn August 01, 2017
Great images.
sarahmirkin Premium
 
sarahmirkin October 26, 2017
Wow!!! Breathtaking capture! So many things to love!
Flinforth Platinum
 
Flinforth November 06, 2017
Absolutely stunning!!
abraham.chavez
 
abraham.chavez February 24, 2018
Stunning????
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