April 28, 2011 – North Shore Sunset

Sunset, North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Hey everyone. This was supposed to be posted yesterday, but by the time I got around to it, the day was over. So it got pushed back today. This is another picture from my recent trip to Hawaii. I took this from the Turtle Bay Resort, where we were staying. Turtle Bay is on the north shore of Oahu. I hadn’t realized it before we headed out there, but that’s the famous “North Shore” that gets all the huge waves that are legendary among surfers. We saw some decent-size waves, but the REALLY big ones never made an appearance while we were there. What waves we did see though tended to roll in right around sunset, so we had the opportunity to watch some folks surf while sitting at the hotel bar each night. Good times. The landscape around the hotel worked out pretty well, because it sits on a spit of land, so you’d get to watch these waves roll right on by as they were breaking (as opposed to sitting on the beach and watching them break way out to sea.) Thus, I was able to get this picture. It was (obviously) getting dark, so I had to crank up the ISO and underexpose the shot in order to get a reasonable shutter speed, so the colors aren’t as vivid as they would be otherwise. But whatever.

Anyway, enjoy the rest of your day, and I’ll try to get another one posted tomorrow, I promise.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Canon 55-25-mm IS lens. 1/400s, f/8.0, ISO 400. Focal length: 400.

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  1. avatar
    photoVigor April 28, 2011

    Just beautiful especially the half sunset.
    By the way, do you shoot in RAW or just in JPEG?
    Thanks for your time and sharing.

    • avatar
      Dave April 29, 2011

      I always end up shooting just JPEG. I always feel guilty about that though, and feel like I totally should be shooting in RAW. But, I really don’t have the computing power (or the time) to properly deal with RAW images, so I’m not sure I would actually get too much out of it. Plus, then I would fill up my memory cards (and my hard drives) a heck of a lot more quickly. But I realize that it’s a much more flexible format, and occasionally I run across an image that has the potential to be fantastic but only if you had the editing capabilities that you do on a RAW image. Those are the times I kick myself, but it’s never quite enough to get me to change my ways…

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    juries May 2, 2011

    Wow! what an amazing view of sunset we have here. I’ve never been to Hawaii but this nice photo of yours gave me glimpse how wonderful the place is. I’ve always wanted to do photography, seeing your post interest me more on it.

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    Brian Tan May 5, 2011

    What a beautiful sunset!!! Sunset is very attractive to all the people in this world, especially when you in a resort. Hawaii is a a beautiful place, I longing to go there, because I want to travel all around the world. I’m looking forward to visit in Hawaii..

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    Web Free Files May 25, 2011

    Beautiful. You captured a really nice moment. And as Photovigor says the half sunset just make the composition even more attractive. Good Job Dave

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