Photograph of the Week: Morning Promises

A part of my photograph of the week, this week I am featuring a recent photograph from Maui. On my first morning on Maui, I ventured out and was able to capture this magical sunrise along a rocky coastline with beaches on both ends. But it is the color of the light and black slick and shiny rocks which are the stars of this photograph!
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Photograph of the Week: Morning Promises

We had finally landed in Maui after 8 hours of travel!

And the drive along the coast was as I remembered it from my last visit 9 years earlier. Only things were not as close together as my memory served me, but I quickly adjusted to reality! LOL!

As we drove to Ka’anapali beach to our hotel, I was looking for early morning sites to begin my photography on Maui. I spotted this section of rocks bordering the roadway near a beach just south of Olowalu. It looked like it might have some potential. So I made plans as we continued our drive to the hotel.

I woke up at 3 am the following morning, working really hard not to wake my wife and daughter, and headed out in the Maui morning. The air was not hot, nor was it cool – it was just right. And of course, there was always the breeze, which makes even hot days more comfortable than they would be otherwise.

I reached my location, parked on the beach, and began walking.

And I walked along the side of the road, not exactly the smartest thing as there was the road, and these large rocks and the water. But after a few close encounters with speeding cars, I finally made it to a section of the rocks where I felt that I could cross them without hurting myself – mind you I did this in the dark.

And then I waited for sunrise. And for the colors I knew would come. And as I looked around at the scene before slowing become more and more lit from the early morning light, I finally settled on a composition. I really liked the tree on the beach side of the scene, on the left side of the frame. And I really loved the wet slick black rocks leading up towards the tree.

I decided that I would slow down the shutter to give the water some movement. And so I took this shot.

I really was enamored with the yellow-orange light from the rising sun, against the backdrop of more purplish-black clouds. It worked really well with the slick black rocks which were reflecting some of the warmth of the light. And the slow shutter really gives a little more life to the waves reaching the shoreline.

I am really happy with this photograph, and I hope that you enjoy it well!

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Morning Promises

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Morning light fills the sky just south of Olowalu, Maui.

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As a part of my Portfolio Collection, this is offered only as a limited edition print.

Morning light fills the sky just south of Olowalu, Maui.

IF YOU ARE PURCHASING A WALLPAPER, PLEASE REVIEW THE PERSONAL USE LICENSE HERE

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Fine Art Print, Canvas Gallery Wrap, Metal (Satin Finish), Metal (Glossy Finish), Canvas Gallery Wrap Triptych, Wallpaper

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8.5×11, 11×14, 20×26, 20×30, 24×36, 60×40 (three 20×40 Panels), Download

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A little bit about me . . .

Back in 1982, my Air Force roommate was in desperate need of some cash, and he had a camera. And I was in the market for a camera as I had TDY (Temporary Duty) orders for Cyprus and was looking for a good camera to take with me. So over some beers and some negotiations with my roommate (and a few hundred dollars later), I found that I had become the owner of a brand spanking new Canon AE-1 camera with an assortment of lens, including a Canon 50mm, a 35mm lens, as well as a telephoto lens.

Fast forward to today, and I am now an owner of a Canon 5D Mark II (looking to upgrade, but can’t decide on my next camera) and a bunch of Canon glass and I am primarily a landscape and travel photographer. Yea, that means that I get up before the sun rises and am out after the sun sets. Makes for interesting times!

Thank you for joining me on this photographic journey and hope to hear from you!

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