Tips From a Pro: Shoot Striking Beach Landscape Photos
Location: Lava outcropping, Pahoehoe Beach Park, Keauhou, Big Island, Hawaii.
Gear: Canon 5D MARK II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8, Singh-Ray Galen Rowell 2-stop, hard-edge split ND filter. Gitzo Carbon 6X Explorer GT2541EX tripod, Acratech leveling base and GP-S ballhead.
“Sometimes you get a great sunset, even in the worst conditions: The afternoon had been overcast and rainy, but when I saw broken clouds near the horizon, I decided to setup my gear anyway and covered it from the elements. Five minutes before sundown, the sun broke through the cloud layer, illuminating the vog-filled air with a pink sunset. I was able to shoot for about a minute-and-a-half before the sun disappeared beneath another cloud bank above the horizon – the ultimate reward for patience.”