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chriskompst

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Gorgeous clouds reflected in the pond in Kihei.

Gorgeous clouds reflected in the pond in Kihei.
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anthonymannion PRO+
 
anthonymannion January 31, 2017
love it
Parsons
 
Parsons February 07, 2017
Gorgeous view, wonderful shot!
Vijeesh_Bhagavathikkunnel
 
Vijeesh_Bhagavathikkunnel April 05, 2017
wow
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GigiJim08 April 06, 2017
What a lovely afternoon. Congratulations on your award!
ginnykompst
 
ginnykompst August 12, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
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TimothyPrincehorn September 13, 2017
Talk about a very pleasant place. People need places and conditions like in your image to just clear the mind when required.
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IMIKEMEDIA August 10, 2018
Masterpiece

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Behind The Lens

Location
When I lived in Maui, watching the sunset was a daily ritual cause you never know what you're going to get. This was taken at the beach nearest my house, Kalepolepo. The water in the foreground reflecting the sky above.
Time
Early evening.
Lighting
For me, clouds make the sunset, without them there's no drama.
Equipment
Canon 60D with a 17-35 zoom. I'm a fanatic about straight horizons, so camera was on a tripod as it helps with composition.
Inspiration
We had had a lot of rain, which created a pool in the foreground. The clouds in it, the difference between another everyday sunset and a great one.
Editing
I almost always shoot raw, process in Lightroom and then photoshop. I darkened the corners and got rid of dust spots in the sky.
In my camera bag
I usually have the 17-35 on one body and a 70-200 on the other. I don't like to change lenses in the sand. My bag is light and on my shoulder, otherwise it ends up in the shot or soaked with seawater.
Feedback
Exposure of the sunset is pretty easy because it is the light source. Just meter off the sky. If you're shooting people,then flash is a necessity, preferably off camera. HDR or a split neutral density filter help keep the foreground light and the sky dark.

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