Hawaii is a fantastic place for a lazy landscape photographer. In the world of landscape photography, there really is only two hours per day that matter – the hour around dawn and the hour around dusk. I’ve never been accused of being early to rise – so catching sunrises is difficult for me. When you head several timezones west, it suddenly isn’t so unreasonable. Every morning I woke before dawn and drove to a new location to shoot.
This scene was right behind the hotel where we had attended a groom’s dinner the night before. It was great to be able to pre-scout my shot. It was also great that I didn’t have to do any bushwhacking to get here – the parking lot was twenty feet from where I was standing. It was still very hazardous – even jaggety lava rock is VERY slippery.
Vital Stats: Canon 40D w/Canon 10-22mm @16mm. ISO100, f/22, 2.5 seconds