Maluaka Calm at Prince Beach, Maui by Randy Jay Braun

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It is a rare occasion when there is no wind blowing the palms, and there are enough clouds over the ocean to create a dramatic sunset at this location. I spent a week’s worth of evenings in this area before the conditions set up perfectly.

Technically this is a series of 5 long exposures layered. I was using a 10mm lens on my little Canon XTi. It worked.

This beach is in an area where there will soon be plenty of new construction, sadly. The “old” Maui is slipping away, and it breaks my heart. I hope images like this will preserve the pristine flavor for future generations.

Comments

  • Oswald
    Oswaldalmost 6 years ago

    Randy. this presentation of the subject fits the overall image of hot water, palms, golden beaches etc. This image is stunnig, colorful and strong.
    For me it’s a bit overdone (but just a bit) and I don’t seem to like the “smuges” on the water created by (I think) the clouds (please correct me if I’m wrong).
    Overall I like this image, and my friend who sits next to me right now (who is a big fan of palms etc) says: “it’s beautiful”.
    best regards

  • Thanks, Oswald!
    Yes, I would work the entire thing differently today. I have already blurred the shadows on the water for my gallery prints.
    Mahalo for your great response!
    ~r

    – Randy Jay Braun

  • Corey Bigler
    Corey Bigleralmost 6 years ago

    Superb work!!!!!!!!

  • Randy Jay Braun
    Randy Jay Braunalmost 6 years ago

    I LOVE the input!
    keep it coming!
    ~r

  • Lois Romer
    Lois Romeralmost 6 years ago

    this is just an awesome sunet with great colour and mood. I think the deepness in the 5 exposures i8s great. I have never been there but it is sad to lose all thyese beautiful beaches it is happening all over the world.

  • DianasCreations
    DianasCreationsalmost 6 years ago

    Very awesome image..I love it!

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedlealmost 6 years ago

    Awesome HDR

  • lucin
    lucinalmost 6 years ago

    Love the effect.

  • Patricia Gibson
    Patricia Gibsonalmost 6 years ago

    This image was worth waiting for, just perfect!!!!!!!!

  • Fremme
    Fremmealmost 6 years ago

    now that’s a very nice image, a weeks worth of checking the area out paid off, hdr does give it that dramatic feeling that’s for sure

  • Rebecca Bryson
    Rebecca Brysonalmost 6 years ago

    That is HOT!!!

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