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Silhouette Couple at Sunset

Maui Sunset (Lāhainā, Maui Hawai'i - 2018 December 06)

Maui Sunset (Lāhainā, Maui Hawai'i - 2018 December 06)
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edandaniphone February 22, 2022
Awesome shot. Congrats on the win!👏👏👏👏
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Thank you very much.
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Behind The Lens

I captured this photo along the beach at Lahaina, Maui, Hawai'i.... as my husband and I watched and enjoyed the beautiful Maui sunset on our last evening before having to return home to winter in Canada.
I captured this photo at 5:24 PM HST (2018 December 06) as we watched the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean.
The lighting was golden. The sun was starting to set and was reflecting over the ocean water. There were several clouds in the sky that were getting darker as a bit of a rain downpour was heading toward shore.
I shot this photo hand-held with my point-and-shoot camera - a Nikon COOLPIX P510 V1.0. The camera was set for automatic. The settings the camera automatically used for this photo were f/7.2 1/640 sec ISO 100 Automatic White Balance, Exposure 0 step, focal length 16 mm, Pattern Metering.
Being in Hawai'i and seeing the ocean all for the first time was all the inspiration I needed for the short 5 nights we spent there. The inspiration to capture this photo was to capture as much as I could as we watched the final sunset in Maui before we left the next day to go home to the snow and cold in Canada.
This photo was shot in JPEG. I used ACDSee Pro 6 to make slight adjustments to the lighting and exposure so as to brighten it.
In my camera bag
I have my Nikon D750, D200 and D5100 cameras in my bags along with my Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, a Tamron SP 24-70MM F/2.8 Di VC USD, a Tamron 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC HLD Lens, Nikon f/2.8 105mm Micro f/2.8 lens, and a Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Contemporary Lens. I also always have my Samsung S8+ SM-G955W cellular phone with me (I like to use it when I want or need a wider angle photo.) If I am going to go for a drive to spend some time out and about shooting, I like to take all my cameras and lenses... you just never know what you're going to need. If I am going out to shoot something specific, I take my Nikon D750 along with the 70-200mm lens, 24-70mm lens, and depending what my shooting goal is, sometimes the 105mm lens. When we went to Maui, Hawai'i, the only photographic equipment I took with me were my Nikon my point-and-shoot Nikon Coolpix P510, my point-and-shoot Nikon COOLPIX S10 V1.0 and my Samsung S8+ SM-G955W cellular phone. (Oh how I regret not taking a DSLR and a lens or two.)
My advice for others is to always have extra batteries and to keep your batteries charged up, keep your camera(s) handy (you never know when an opportunity to shoot will arise), and to appreciate everything around you and to always look for photo opportunities. Then shoot, shoot, shoot.... shoot as often as you can. Look for photo opportunities everywhere including in your own home and/ or yard... even if you have to shoot through the window (this could be an incentive to try to keep your windows clean.) We have some treasures in our own yards we don't often think of photographing. When you are on vacation or even a day trip out and about, take your camera(s) and use it/ them. Try to take advantage of the lighting - when it is sunny or when it is cloudy or if rain or any other weather system is moving in, and play with your f stops. Take more than one photo... you can always delete them if they do not turn out. I shot this photograph in "Auto mode" with a point-and-shoot camera as it was all I had at the time. If I ever have a similar opportunity, I would take one of my DSLR's and lenses. (Hindsight is 20/20.) When you are shooting, my advice is to also try different cameras, lenses, and camera settings. My most important advice of all is to pick up your camera and go out and have fun!!

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