The Waterfalls of the Lost World

A backdrop from Lost

You might recognize this scene below if you were a fan of Lost! I miss that show — I liked it quite a bit. Now I’m into Fringe, which has a lot of the same feel as that show… but I wish there was more like it on TV. I like those complex-plots other-worldly ones… what I really wish for is more Twin Peaks. I thought I heard a rumor out there that something may be in the works around that!

Daily Photo – The Waterfalls of the Lost World

This is a magical place — and it’s extra magical when it rains. There are only a few places in the world that have this kind of a feel, and this one in Oahu is one of the best. The other place I see this kind of crazy waterfall scene is in the south island of New Zealand around Milford Sound. The key to getting a good photo is to wait for a major rainstorm and they pray for an immediate stop! If there is sun, it is even better… but getting sun right after a major rainstorm is pretty rare.

The Waterfalls of the Lost World

The Waterfalls of the Lost World

Photo Information

  • Date TakenMarch 2, 2012 at 11:11pm
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Bathwater Warm Pool at Sunset

This is embarrassing

I believe this French newspaper article is speculating that Google Glass is too geeky for the public, and they chose to put my photo right next to a naked Robert Scoble in the shower. This may be a new internet-low for me… not sure where the link is!

Daily Photo – Bathwater Warm Pool at Sunset

I didn’t actually get in this water, but I was imagining that this was exactly the same as my body temperature. It just kinda looks like that, doesn’t it?

I took this photo at the Disney resort on Oahu. I didn’t even stay here… just stopped by for a few hours with Tom to take photos! It’s very pretty there… certainly worth a visit.

Disney Auwani Hotel Resort

Bathwater Warm Pool at Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date TakenMarch 3, 2012 at 12:14am
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

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Fishing on Oahu

Speaking of fishing…

I’m running into an increasing number of people who call themselves “Pescatarians” – vegetarians that also eat fish. Have you run into these sorts too? I think I’m pretty close to that actually… I do find myself mostly eating veggies and fish lately…

Daily Photo – Fishing on Oahu

The rugged coasts along Oahu make for some lay-up (as Tom calls them) photos. Everything is quite rugged and dramatic. But, even if it was not for the drama of the scene, I think this fisherman is extra-dramatic! I didn’t see anything actually caught, but I would think it would be some giant dramatic fish.

Fishing on Oahu

Fishing on Oahu

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length250mm (250mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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The Lost Cliffs of Oahu – And Photomatix Presets!

Photomatix Presets now in the mix!

Get the new Photomatix Presets!

Ever since one of the newer versions of Photomatix (Don’t have Photomatix yet? Visit the Photomatix page and use the coupon code “TREYRATCLIFF” to save 15%. I’ve been trying out a bunch of different presets. Those thumbnails really do a good job of giving you some indication as to the results of the preset. I’ve created a ton of these, and whittled them down to my favorite 23 for this package.

You’ll notice that some of the presets look great for some photos and horrible on others. Then, when you load in a different set of photos, the situation will be reversed! This is because some of the presets are better for interiors, some better for exteriors, a mix, etc etc. Enjoy!

Daily Photo – The Lost Cliffs of Oahu

This is a very very very rare re-processing of a photo! I usually never go back to a work.. so, this is more the exception than the rule.

But I started trying a few different things with Photomatix (that you can see in the presets above), and I just like the overall feel of the photo better than the previous version. I don’t see myself going back to re-do whole swaths of photos… this one just grabbed me for some reason.

Lost cliffs oahu Hawaii

The Lost Cliffs of Oahu

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length58mm (58mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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Along the Coast of Oahu

Strong Winds

When I was up here on the cliffside with Tom, he was commenting about how he enjoyed all the strong winds. I was surprised, because I don’t like it windy at all. I find the wind (after a certain speed) to be rather annoying. But he likes a strong wind blowing around him! I didn’t think anyone would like such a thing… so this was interesting to me.

Given the choice, I prefer still air or a slight breeze at 72 degrees (21 C)!

Daily Photo – Along the Coast of Oahu

It doesn’t take too long to drive around the edge of Oahu — maybe just a few hours or so. This is pretty convenient to quickly check the whole island for weather and lighting conditions. When there is interesting weather in one part, there is probably something quite different in another part of the island. And since there is scenic stuff everywhere, this makes photo-taking a pretty fun and convenient experience!

Hawaii Oahu Coast

Along the Coast of Oahu

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length210mm (210mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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