Paddleboard in Hawaii

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Time/Date: April 12 starting at 9:30AM – Arrive early to shake hands! 🙂
Start Location: Monterey – across from the Aquarium 
End Location: The Wharf!

– Free event
– Hosted during the EG Conference – day passes will be avail if you want to come
– All skill levels – bring your mobile phone!
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Big Lenses = Big Sun

Do you notice how some photos just seem to have HUGE suns and moons?  Well, for one thing, I think that 75% of the “cool” moon shots in landscapes are faked.  That is, they will paste in a “big” moon from another photo above a mountain range or something.  I don’t do that.  Like, for example, the sun here was really here.  I don’t add stuff like that to photos.

Anyway, to get the sun or moon to look Big, you have to do two things:

  • Orient an object that has a known size (human, tree, car) in front of the moon or sun.
  • Use a huge lens (in this case, it was around 300mm) to zoom in and make the distant object seem even bigger.

Daily Photo – Paddleboard in Hawaii

The weather in Hawaii was rather dour and dismal for most of my trip. I only caught one sunset while there, so I decided to try to make the most of it.

This lone paddleboarder was skating across the surface of the ocean while I was walking along the beach. Although this photo looks fairly serene and calm, I was not. You only get one chance for this shot, unless you are willing to take a shot, sprint, take a shot, sprint, take a shot, SPRINT, etc. I’m sure people on the beach thought I was a loon, but I couldn’t think of any other way to get it done!

HDR Photo

  • What a cool shot – love the reflection of the sun too on the water -looks like a travel magazine shot!

  • Now that’s a friggin’ amazing photograph!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Cool shot,maybe the water even cooler thats why he is standing  he!he!

  • Wonderful shot, Trey… and thanks for the tip – I must try that!

  • I love this photo! Thanks for the tip.

  • Beautiful photo, Trey.  I love the way the sun and sky are reflected on the water.  Looks like a beautiful place to visit!!  Have a great Wednesday 🙂

  • Thanks for the great tip. Let me try such shot with my 70-300mm tele lens.

    Nikon Baby

  • Stephen Zacharias

    The light on the water is beautiful!  Indeed I agree many of those moons are pasted.  Doesn’t really matter as its up to the viewer to decided what they like.  I can appreciate the beauty in both if well done.

  • Not a paddleboard, its an SUP board, just saying.

  • Eaton Zhou

    Really nice composition!  I do notice a lot of noise in the sky.  Seeing that this was shot only at 200 ISO I wonder if Photomatix could be amplfying the little noise that was in the image, I run into this problem as well.  Also, there seems to be some dust on the sensor at are coming up as grey spots especially in the sky.  

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