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China Man's Hat Under the Stars



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27 Comments | Report
KatieMcKinneyPhotography PRO
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography August 14, 2016
Stunning!
petertang PRO
petertang August 18, 2016
Thank you!
Ballo19
 
Ballo19 August 16, 2016
Spectacular image just perfect!
petertang PRO
petertang August 18, 2016
Thank you!
nandicmb PRO+
 
nandicmb September 12, 2016
Congratulations on all your wins!
petertang PRO
petertang September 14, 2016
Thank you! I didn't realized that this photo did well.
mikkoclaxton
 
mikkoclaxton September 19, 2016
Love this shot!! Great work!!
scottjones_8186
 
scottjones_8186 November 18, 2016
Hey, Peter...congrats on being i finalist with this one. I recognized it as one of yours before I even saw the watermark.
jasbrat1
 
jasbrat1 December 10, 2016
Beautiful !
Tobwaitforit
 
Tobwaitforit December 25, 2016
May I ask what time was this photo taken? Absolutely Stupendous!!
Tobwaitforit
 
Tobwaitforit December 25, 2016
May I ask what time was this photo taken? Absolutely Stupendous!!
petertang PRO
petertang August 04, 2017
Kualoa Beach
Tobwaitforit
 
Tobwaitforit December 25, 2016
Tobwaitforit
 
Tobwaitforit December 25, 2016
Tobwaitforit
 
Tobwaitforit December 25, 2016
ottkphotography
 
ottkphotography February 07, 2017
amazing
anthonymannion PRO+
 
anthonymannion February 23, 2017
awesome
Nayeefa
 
Nayeefa March 03, 2017
Is this capture unedited? Amazingly beautiful!!!
ashwinikadagodu
 
ashwinikadagodu May 31, 2017
Beautiful
Cbono90
 
Cbono90 August 03, 2017
WHERE IN CHINA IS THIS?! Hainan?
petertang PRO
petertang August 04, 2017
This is NOT in China. It’s on the island of Oahu in Hawaii
the_voya_ger
 
the_voya_ger August 27, 2017
Amazing picture!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography November 04, 2017
Beautiful scene. / Voted
FredericMONIN
 
FredericMONIN November 21, 2017
Superb landscape and colors !!!
hamidjalal
 
hamidjalal November 22, 2017
Stunning photo. Truly a masterpiece
darrellgillenwater PRO+
 
darrellgillenwater November 23, 2017
Beautiful shot
JMKEPhotography
 
JMKEPhotography November 30, 2017
I know EXACTLY where this is! Chinaman's Hat on Oahu. We spent a week in Hawaii in September and toured Oahu for a day. This night shot is AMAZING. I got a few during the day from this same spot.
AlexKnufPhotoVideo
 
AlexKnufPhotoVideo May 22, 2018
Wow!! Amazing photograph! Awesome shot! Love it!
Hood PRO+
 
Hood December 08, 2019
Stunning!
surfgirl78
 
surfgirl78 July 12, 2021
Amazing Shot !
PreissAlex Platinum
 
PreissAlex July 12, 2021
Congratulations. Excellent photo.
santhoshkumarshine
 
santhoshkumarshine October 24, 2021
Like a beautiful realistic paint art 😍

Behind The Lens

Location
This was photographed at Kualoa Beach Park on the windward coast of Oahu, HI.
Time
This was taken around 11pm.
Lighting
There was no additional light source that I added on this photo. The street lights in the distance light the trees. In the distance you can see the lights of Kaneohe lighting the low clouds in the background.
Equipment
I used a Sony A7ii with a Zeiss Batis 18mm wide lens and on a simple tripod.
Inspiration
I seen many photos taken a Kualoa Ranch at night, I wanted to capture Mokoli?i (also known as China Man's Hat) with the Milky Way in the background. I also bought a new lens and wanted to give a try. After the night shift at work a bunch of other photographers and myself went out to chase the Milky Way. In Oahu it is hard to find many spots to shoot the Milky Way because of light pollution. I was hoping to find clear skies but ended up with a bunch of high clouds. I though it was going to be a bust but after processing the photo, I found the cloud added a nice touch to the photograph.
Editing
Yes, Had to reduce the highlights from the street lights and bring up the details in the shadows. Then, I used a dehaze filter where the magic happened. The Milky Way appeared behind the high clouds.
In my camera bag
My equipment is pretty standard. My Sony A7ii, Zeiss Batis 18mm lens, Sony 24-240 lens, a remote control, tripod, a chair to relax, and a Spam Musubi to snack on.
Feedback
It's always good idea to try, even if conditions isn't ideal. The photos that I though wasn't going to turn out becomes one of my favorite photos. Also, shoot photographs that makes you happy. Don't let others dictated your style because it wouldn't be art if everything met a standard.

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