Hawaiian Sunburst


Hawaiian Sunburst 17mm, f/22, 9 exposures, ISO 100

While in Hawaii I managed to catch the sunrise most mornings (not necessarily for pictures).  As the sun rose over this jetty in Kauai I stopped all the way down to f/22 in hopes of getting a nice sunburst — success.  The lens flare effect (real — not added in post) is nice too.  I had hoped to get more interest and/or color out of that rope in the rocks but it doesn’t add much unfortunately.

The image was processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro using 9 exposures.  Lightroom was used for most of the touch-up and then Photoshop was used for curves and noise adjustments.

9 responses

  1. Amazing image!

    March 20, 2012 at 12:15 am

  2. Really nice shot Michael.

    March 20, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  3. Lovely… I need to do more shots like this.

    March 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    • Thanks! I (mostly) keep up with the photos you post on g+ — always check yours out when I manage to find time to login — and always enjoy them.

      March 21, 2012 at 7:27 am

  4. Ian Beattie

    Nice shot and good to see someone who’s not afraid to have lens flair in a photo Michael. So many people tut tut it as a horrible fault but l really like them.

    March 21, 2012 at 8:53 am

  5. WOW, just wow. I’m an unapologetic flare fan. What I’m also digging is that red stuff in the foreground…rope? It almost looks like boiled shellfish. Whatever it is, it adds a nice pop.

    March 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm

  6. Beautiful shot Michael! Love that flare

    March 23, 2012 at 8:35 am

  7. Thanks, guys — almost without exception I love the flare too. Brandon, that is a rope and in fact was what caught my eye and got me poking around in that spot for some photos.

    March 23, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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