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First Morning of DLWS Hawaii

This morning kicked off the beginning of DLWS Hawaii. For the last week we have been around the islands enjoying the sun, beaches, and the photography. Now it’s time to share that fun with the other participants that have to come down here. We started with a nice easy morning at Opeaka Falls. My apologies if i don’t get the spelling of these places right, they are just as hard to spell as it is to say. The morning light pretty much sucked. It was gray skies, no break no puffies. Not a great start. That’s okay though, there were still photographic options.

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The falls are situated in a canyon to the north. In this canyon is a luscious green. Not like the red rock canyons of Utah or Arizona, but these great rain forest covered canyons. The falls itself was pretty cool. I especially liked the one tree in between the falls. For some reason it just drew me in, like a tractor beam. I had to get a shot of that tree in the falls! The rest of the morning i spent trying to get as close to the falls as i could. At on point i had out the 200-400 VR, TC-20e Teleconverter trying to get the focal length that i wanted to get that tree. I managed to get a couple nice shots but I’m gonna be mean and not show them right now.

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Finally towards the end of the morning we had a break in the clouds and the light came through shining on the falls and the surrounding trees. If you’re confused as to why the falls aren’t brighter, well the sun did make them pop a bit more compared to having flat light but it still wasn’t that bright. The falls are behind a rock mound as the canyon banks around to the right. It was an interesting lighting situation but was still a lot of fun.

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Images captured with Nikon D3, AF-S 70-200, AF-S 24-70, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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