Moon Water

Another Hawaii photo, I think I have been missing the warm Islands… I’m getting a bit tired of snow!

I took this photo over the summer at Sharks Cove on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.  The tide really changes this place a lot, and this was fairly low, right after sunrise, I believe.  This section is all pretty shallow, but there are other areas where you can snorkle and dive.  I love love love the reflections on the water here, and was really happy with the image, but sat on it for a long time.  I wanted to make it into an HDR but just kept getting so much noise when I converted the photos (I almost always take 3 images every time I shoot something, in different exposures, so I can make an HDR if I wish).  I never was happy with the HDR images.  Sometimes it just doesn’t work… maybe as I get more experience in that style I will be able to fix any problems, but that is in the future.  This image ended up looking better as a single image, processed in Photoshop.  I did use Topaz Adjust and Topaz Denoise to define the rocks and clouds, and to clean up a bit of noise at the end.

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About Kelley B.

I am a Durango, CO photographer who specializes in portraiture and wedding photography. My business is Kelley Bard Photography. You can find me around town, gardening, or on my website at View all posts by Kelley B.

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