Pa'ako Beach Gold Rush by Ken Wright

Shot on Pa’ako Beach (AKA, Secret Cove, Wedding Beach) Makena, Maui the night before we left, just had to have one more visit to this magical cove, this is paradise, you can keep your white sand beaches, give me the pure gold sands of Makena any day. When the sun sets everything gets the most sensational warm golden glow.

Shot on a Nikon D700, 17-35mm Nikkor lens, Cokin ND4/2 grads, warming filter, processed in photomatrix and photoshop.

Hi, Kia Ora from New Zealand, i live in sunny Papamoa in the Bay of Plenty. I have spent the last thirty years taking photos, I love capturing images, especially ones that only I saw, only I was silly enough to get up at that time to catch the sunrise, photography is a wonderful thing, capture an image and you preserve the moment forever, miss it, and its lost forever.

Hope that you enjoy these images.
© Ken Wright, lightwave Photography Limited.

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  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely shot and presentation Ken.

  • Alistair35
    Alistair35almost 5 years ago

    great work mate and nicely presented too!

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic view, an instant fave!

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 5 years ago

    Lovely image Ken
    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...almost 5 years ago

    Excellent image & presentation.

  • Tisa
    Tisaalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning!!! Love the presentation too with the waves reaching out of the frame :)

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 5 years ago

    Your work is always stunning Ken and this is no exception. For me…this is the most beautiful image you’ve done. Fantastic work!!

  • Lea Valley Photographic
    Lea Valley Pho...almost 5 years ago

    Outstanding treatment, beautiful… :)

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    greenstonealmost 5 years ago


  • Rhonda  Thomassen
    Rhonda Thomassenalmost 5 years ago


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