Waianapanapa (Y-ahna-pahna-paw) means, 'glistening waters' and they are not kidding!
There are many ways to photograph this black sand beach near Hana, Maui. But it takes a while to figure out how to do it. In this moment, the sand was briefly wet and reflected the last glowing light from the clouds above. It took a while for a wave to break just when the sand was glowing. I tried for a long time before the timing was right. A few minutes later the light was gone for the day.
If you don't capture it at the right moment, the beach becomes a completely black and empty blob. I was lucky!
0.5 second exposure @F16 with ND grads 0.9 + 0.6
Sunday evening California time seems to be the only time I can sneak in an upload so I'll take what I can get right now.
Landscape and travel
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