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Under The Pier

I was in Hanalei Bay, Kauai last year for sunrise. I left early in the morning from Poipu and made it all the way up there just in time for sunrise. The only bad part was the sun never came out. It was overcast and then started to rain. I did get a few shots that I liked and was going to pack it up once the rain started but then I thought I’d see what I could get under the pier.

“Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless” – Ecclesiastes 5:10

Under The Pier

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Hanalei Grey

I had seen some really cool shots of Hanalei Bay so while I was on Kauai I decided to head out there for sunrise. I set my alarm for 4:50 AM to give me enough time to get there (I was driving from Poipu) and find a good spot. As I was getting closer to the North side of the island I noticed it getting more and more cloudy. Sure enough when I got there it was overcast and rainy without really any sun breaks. That was okay though because even though it was grey out I thought a black and white shot with the pier would be nice.

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world” – John 16:33

Hanalei Bay

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California Sun

I was down in San Clemente during Christmas 2011 meeting family for dinner at the pier. I knew we were going to be down there around sunset so I made sure to bring my camera. Good thing I did because the sunset was pretty nice. Nothing says Southern California like palm trees and a sunset. So, it was a good reminder that even if you are going to just hang out somewhere, bring you camera. It’s like basketball, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. No that’s not an original quote. I heard it somewhere in my baller dayz. Okay I wasn’t much of a baller but I did enjoy playing basketball from time to time. That’s the end of my ramblings for today.

California Sun

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Balboa Pier

I was down in Newport Beach a couple of years ago and captured this shot during sunset. I liked how the support pylons were breaking up the sunlight and the reflection off of the wet sand. While I was taking pictures there was a film crew filming some people but I never found out what is for. I might have made it into the background of one of their shots but I guess I’ll never know. Dang, that could have been my 15 minutes of fame.

Balboa Pier

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Calming the Seas

The cool thing about long exposures is that it can calm even the most rough seas. The waves were about 6ft when I took this picture but with a long exposure it looks as calm as a lake. So calm that you could almost walk on it.

Mark 4:39 “He [Jesus] got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.”

This was taken at the San Clemente Pier in Orange County, California

Calming The Seas

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Usually I like to keep things looking as realistic as possible even when combining multiple exposures but sometimes, especially with sunsets, you just got to saturate. I haven’t tried printing on metal yet but this one might be a good candidate for it.

This was taken at San Clemente Pier in Orange County, California.


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