I'm back from Maui with some new shots. We have had no rain at all in California (at least near San Francisco) since early March, so 10 days in Maui provided better skies than in the past 6 months here!
This black cobblestone beach near Hana, Maui is right next to what is locally called the Venus Pool. This is a really spectacular place with a pool right behind the beach. Most people photograph the pool, but the cobblestones were too much to resist! I did get a nice one of the pool which I may upload later. The black rocks reflect virtually no light for the camera unless they are wet and shiny. So I found a nice reflective spot and waited for the light on the rock and the cobblestones. Once that happened, I waited for a nicely formed wave to break.
1/5-second exposure @F10 with ND grads 0.9 + 0.75 (ISO 200. I usually use ISO 50 but wanted a shorter exposure)