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Sunset Serenade



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Sunsets on Maui never disappoint and always seem to sing the glories of the heavens!

Sunsets on Maui never disappoint and always seem to sing the glories of the heavens!
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54 Comments |
trainwoman Platinum
 
trainwoman September 29, 2016
Perfection....color..composition...clouds...landscape.....LOVE. LOVE...LOVE. 💕
mcampi Platinum
 
mcampi September 30, 2016
This is over the top good. I still have the feeling of Aloha
AHogue
 
AHogue September 30, 2016
I agree with Mark! This is over the top GORGEOUS!!!
JoyceDickens
 
JoyceDickens September 30, 2016
I am so happy for you both dear Nina, and this photo is absolutely phenomenal dear ; this IS OVER THE TOP!!! without a doubt!!! big WOW from me!!! xoxoxo
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman October 01, 2016
I so want to be here right about now. Glorious!
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt October 03, 2016
so great that you both were able to go back to one of your favorite places. I would find it very difficult to leave - these sunsets are to 'live' for ! Amazing capture and edit Nina.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 October 05, 2016
Absolutely stunnin シ
GeraintRowlandPhotography
 
GeraintRowlandPhotography October 11, 2016
Stunner
Daisy00
 
Daisy00 October 11, 2016
Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!
DutchTouch Platinum
 
DutchTouch October 19, 2016
Beautiful Sunser!
lizziemellis Platinum
 
lizziemellis October 24, 2016
Stunning image:-(
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer October 25, 2016
perfect timing! you have the shadows, reflections, silhouettes, glows, light - everything, girl!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 October 25, 2016
beautiful !!
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole October 26, 2016
Alohaaaaaaaaa .......gorgeous!!! : )
Bruz Platinum
 
Bruz October 28, 2016
Beautiful Nina. :-)
Flosno
 
Flosno October 30, 2016
Excellent composition and image
NanaSue54
 
NanaSue54 November 02, 2016
Just beautiful !!! :)
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq November 03, 2016
Gorgeous sunset - picture perfect!
CWphotos5
 
CWphotos5 November 03, 2016
A beautiful capture!
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 November 19, 2016
Awesome - magnificent capture!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 December 28, 2016
Excellent !!
Pjerry
 
Pjerry January 03, 2017
Nice
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trainwoman Platinum
 
trainwoman January 19, 2017
Another well deserved award for silhouettes
KayBrewer Platinum
 
KayBrewer January 20, 2017
Nina, good buddy, you've done it again! Finalist in the Silhouettes in Nature contest! It's a gorgeous picture and well-deserved!
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo January 22, 2017
Paradise! Congrats, Nina, on being a Finalist!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 January 27, 2017
Congrats !
NatureLoverJJWal
 
NatureLoverJJWal February 09, 2017
Magnificent. Congratulations on your award!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 February 16, 2017
congrats on the finalist award so lovely !!
Belochka
 
Belochka February 16, 2017
My congratulations! Stunning shot!
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka February 17, 2017
Congrats
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 February 20, 2017
A masterpiece for sure! Wow!!
KevinGPhotography
 
KevinGPhotography April 10, 2017
Congratulations on your SOOC award, beautiful
GayleLucci Platinum
 
GayleLucci April 10, 2017
Magnificent! Congratulations....Sunsets can disappoint, but definitely NOT this one!!!!
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem April 14, 2017
Fantastic.
NatureLoverJJWal
 
NatureLoverJJWal April 17, 2017
Nina Congratulations on your award!
deanreitman
 
deanreitman April 27, 2017
That's an amazing shot
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq June 20, 2017
Congrats on your finalist award, Nina! It's gorgeous! :)
mihrt PRO+
 
mihrt June 23, 2017
CONGRATS ON YOUR MANY AWARDS FOR THIS CAPTURE NINA !!!! well deserved - it is one of my favorite shots of yours!
NatureLoverJJWal
 
NatureLoverJJWal June 26, 2017
Congratulations on your award!
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo July 25, 2017
Another Finalist Award! Congrats again, Nina!!
quitequite
 
quitequite August 12, 2017
I love the amount of color when it looks like such a darker image. Amazing.
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography November 04, 2017
Beautiful color / Voted
lainy
 
lainy November 20, 2017
Lovely Well Done.
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem November 21, 2017
Fantastic shot.
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo November 22, 2017
Knew this would be a Finalist in the Palm Tree contest! Congrats, Nina!
martinkaderli
 
martinkaderli November 30, 2017
just beautiful
DenjPdx
 
DenjPdx January 12, 2018
Maui my home! Great shot!!
Corabelle
 
Corabelle February 02, 2018
Gorgeous!
karensommerslohre PRO+
 
karensommerslohre February 19, 2018
LOVE IT!
annbutler_4049
 
annbutler_4049 May 27, 2018
Beautiful
keepclicking
 
keepclicking October 29, 2018
Awesome photograph
JmDreams
 
JmDreams November 26, 2018
Lovely..
tracyburroughsbrown Premium
 
tracyburroughsbrown April 23, 2019
Looks like a painting
cherylallen
 
cherylallen November 08, 2020
breathtaking
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Behind The Lens

Location

Maui, Hawaii is known for it's beautiful sunsets, especially after it rains. I took this photo from the steps of a restaurant in Napili Bay just as the sun dipped below the horizon and created a sun flare that lasted only a few seconds.

Time

This photo was taken during the early evening just as the sun was setting.

Lighting

I waited until the sun went just below the horizon to capture not only the best light of the "golden hour" but the bright orange colors as well. Recent rain helped intensify these colors because of moisture in the air.

Equipment

This photo was taken handheld using my Nikon D750 full frame camera with a 28-300mm Nikkor zoom lens. No other equipment was used.

Inspiration

I love photographing sunsets, and Hawaii offers some of the most beautiful ones on a pretty consistent basis. It had rained all day and when the clouds started breaking up I knew that there was probably going to be a better than usual sunset. I wasn't disappointed.

Editing

The only post processing done to this photo was a little Lightroom adjustment for clarity and a bit of cropping to better frame the sun flare.

In my camera bag

My current camera of choice is a Nikon D750 full frame DSLR. I usually use my Nikkor 28-300mm zoom lens which I find very versatile, especially for traveling. I also have a macro lens, a Nikkor 24-120mm, and a new Nikkor 150-600mm zoom lens that has proven itself to be awesome for photographing birds and wildlife. I always have 2 64gb memory cards in my camera and a spare 32gb card in my bag. In addition, I always carry the following: a fully charged spare battery and battery charger, UV and polarizing filters for all lenses, a Tiffen variable ND filter, the Cokin filter system, a lightweight carbon fiber tripod, a remote release and cleaning supplies.

Feedback

Photographing sunsets can be challenging because there are no set rules! They either happen or they don't. However, there are some places where sunsets are more likely to happen than others: one is on the coast, especially after a storm, and also in the American southwest. Patience is key. It's best to arrive about 1/2 early at a particular location and get set up. Sunsets happen quickly....they start, flare, and fade in just a matter of a few minutes. It's nearly impossible to capture the fully beauty of a sunset while driving down the highway.

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