love the reflection of the sunglasses, Paia Bay Beach

love the reflection of the sunglasses, Paia Bay Beach
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People's Choice in Caressing with light Photo Challenge
Peer Award
Nadeem1993Shaker alef0 Netty rosanieves-1002 llowzz jorgealbertopealozapealoza pexciting +30
Superb Composition
cherylhealy Oveone terrymccollum winnerslens31 dantaylor_3680 bogumalka edwardlrose +1
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vsoare2001 kkat CURUTCHET bobbytaylor Bobwhite trishzimmerman
Magnificent Capture
BrunoHeeb bobbycurtiss vitor chuckmyer Gilleroo1 larrywelch
Outstanding Creativity
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Superior Skill


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dantaylor_3680 Nadeem1993Shaker

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7 Comments | Report
JayneBug Platinum
JayneBug December 12, 2018
Wonder light, image and capture. Congratulations.
PattiBaker December 12, 2018
THank you Jayne!
critique Platinum
critique March 14, 2019
Wonderfully expressive shot, skillfully captured and edited. Great creativity and composition. Thanks for entering it in my challenge, and good luck!
harmeetsingh April 01, 2020
So beautiful
BrunoHeeb PRO
BrunoHeeb March 21, 2022
amazing smile,looooove the ink,stay in touch
llowzz Platinum
llowzz June 15, 2022
Great image ! Love the light,subject,sunglasses, light effect on the sand, the ink !
PattiBaker June 15, 2022
Thank you so much
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Behind The Lens

I took this shot on the "hippy" beach in Paia town here on Maui. We walked down there from the town only several hundred feet away. The light was working for me but also was trying to capture the scene in her sunglasses as well.
This was about 430pm when sun was up and shining, not too bright but not yet setting either. Afternoons at this time are a great time to capture shots and not have to fight with the lighting. As you see here it was not overpowering at all but worked with the subject.
Alot to say about the lighting and as stated above, one of those times where the nature light worked very well, not to bright yet not too dim either. Caressing would capture it perfectly
This was taken with my Canon Rebel T5, no flash, as only natural light was needed. Handheld, no tripod
I am a landscape photographer so I wanted to shot something different and my friend here was the natural subject here. Her smile with those sunglasses worked! The reflection in her sunglasses showed the beach behind me as well and was just as clear as can be.
I used very little post processing here, only enhancing slightly what was there and did not need to do much. When I do post processing I use lightroom, Corel, Topaz Tools
In my camera bag
primarily use the Sony A 7RII with a SEL 18-200mm F 3.5-6.3 lens. I also carry a backup , the Canon Rebel 5 but rarely use it anymore. Although the Canon is not my favorite, one never knows when I will need those lenses or the camera. It is always wise to carry MORE. In my backpack extras of everything including car chargers, plenty of batteries and memory cards as I shoot in RAW format.I carry also the tripod and monopod with me and an umbrella, flashlight, and Macro tubes.Always learning and so my equipment grows with it. I don't forget the business cards and ipad. I try to be prepared for any shot that could come along.
I am a landscape photographer primarily so I need Patience and lots of it at times! With the I love of taking surf shots , beach scenes, nature this subject was different for me so taking risks in stepping outside my comfort zone pays off. Practice, know your camera, and more practice to get to know your camera!! Take risks, shoot outside your comfort zone and get creative, get low, get high, shoot in the dark, shade and sun, shoot everything and then go with what feels right for YOU! I have learned and still learning to be in the moment and really think and compose the shot I want. Sometimes I do and sometimes I forget but no matter what I just do it and have fun!

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