It was a brief but spectacular light show on Little Beach in South Maui as I looked out towards Molokini and Kaho`olawe islands.
I enjoy photography in Hawaii because the constant trade winds almost guarantee clouds on one side of the island or the other. (Unlike California where I'm still waiting for the first rain since late February.)
So about an hour or two before sunset, I study the clouds and head out where they are the best. This beach is just over a spit of lava from Big Beach and offers nice views of the other side of maui and the island of Lanai too. The islet of Molokini to the right is shaped like a crescent moon with excellent diving and snorkeling on the inside.
1/4-second exposure @F16 with ND grads 0.9 + 0.75 angled from 9:30am-3:30pm
Parts of the sand and sky had to be desaturated a bit to retain detail.