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Puka Up



Sunset near Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Sunset near Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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22 Comments | Report
CassaraHealey PRO+
 
CassaraHealey November 20, 2015
Such a pretty capture.
brettchristensen PRO+
 
brettchristensen November 24, 2015
Amazing photo.
markborinelli
 
markborinelli November 24, 2015
outstanding
kristinakitchingman
 
kristinakitchingman November 25, 2015
lovely work.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 January 16, 2016
Congratulations on your award!
ShabdroPhoto
 
ShabdroPhoto January 27, 2016
Thank you all, it is really appreciated. I'm still learning how to navigate VB, I'm looking forward to being an active member.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 21, 2016
Beautiful! Congrats.
Nitka
 
Nitka June 21, 2016
Simply stunning! Congratulations on your Ppl's Choice Challenge win!...:-)....well deserved..:-)
sendme37 PRO
 
sendme37 July 15, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
sendme37 PRO
 
sendme37 July 15, 2016
I don't see the immediate steady supply of water to feed the waterfalls. How does the water from the sea get to the falls, and where does the water go when in the pool? Is this photoshopped? Thanks.
SuperPhotos PRO
 
SuperPhotos August 09, 2016
Nicely done!
nitti
 
nitti September 08, 2016
Outstanding...congrats on feature
CharlotteB
 
CharlotteB February 09, 2017
Truly a most stunning capture. Amazing composition!
alinastute
 
alinastute February 15, 2017
Damn Shot!
anthonymannion PRO+
 
anthonymannion February 25, 2017
love it
Eboyer PRO
 
Eboyer March 02, 2017
Awesome image
Nonediscovered
 
Nonediscovered March 17, 2017
Wooow! So many colors. Awesome
PhotoMark PRO+
 
PhotoMark September 19, 2017
You are a Master! Outstanding ??
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 25, 2017
Very nice capture!
jkt-creative
 
jkt-creative October 09, 2017
Love the colors!
martinabenavides
 
martinabenavides February 27, 2018
Wow
The_Photo_Wave_Rat
 
The_Photo_Wave_Rat August 07, 2018
So good

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the West side of the Big Island, Hawaii near the Southern side of Kona.
Time
The photo was taken as the sun hit the horizon during sunset.
Lighting
All natural lighting was used.
Equipment
Taken with a rented Canon 5D mkiii and 16-35mm f/2.8.
Inspiration
Puka means hole in Hawaiian. I had seen many pics of these shoreline pukas with the surf draining into them. I had to get one myself. On my third trip to the island, I finally found one impressive enough to stake out for a few nights until the clouds and light were right.
Editing
This shot was taken using a set of bracketed exposures ranging from -3 to +2. The sky is a mix of the -3 and -1 files, the ocean is the +1, and the rocks are a mix of the 0, +1, and +2. Luminosity masking and curves adjustments were also used.
In my camera bag
My bag always has a 16-35mm f/2.8 and 24-70mm f/2.8. I mostly shoot landscapes, I usually don't carry anything longer.
Feedback
Most of those stunning landscape shots you see were taken on the third/fourth trip to the location by the photographer. Patience is key for having the weather cooperate with your needs. But you'll never know what the sunset looked like if you weren't there and ready.

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