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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