North Shore Sunrise

North shore sunrise

Last I got up before the chickens in order to make it to the north shore before sunrise.  I wanted to visit this beach and catch the morning light.  I used a low camera position because I wanted the horizon in the upper third. Thankfully my carbon fiber tripod was made to use in uneven topography as the ground was anything but even.

I wanted to show the wide angle view of Hawaii’s beautiful coastline and decided to use the fish eye lens.  In part thats because the lens has a 180 degree angle of view, but the secondary reason is  I love the fish eye lens because of  the way the image bends at the ends.

We live on a round planet and for some reason people have come to expect straight lines on the horizons of photographs seen.  I think its refreshing to see the curve.  In addition, it adds a secondary line that repeats the round line of the water surrounding the rocks in the foreground.

The portrait will be printed as  30 x 60 and will be displayed in Waterfront Restaurants private dining room. The Waterfront is one of Maui’s most established restaurants and is located in Maalaea Harbor.

If interested in a participating in a photography workshop or tour check out Maui Photo Tours.  Click here interested in fine art photography.

 

 

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About Doug Hoffman

Portrait and underwater fine art photographer.
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2 Responses to North Shore Sunrise

  1. umirza says:

    Love it, I seriously need to invest in a fish eye, or at least an attachement to a lens with the same effect!!

  2. Torben Rolfsen says:

    Really nice shot. I haven’t used a fish-eye in a long time, but they are a lot of fun. Great choice here!

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