This shot was taken on my second morning in Hawaii. We were staying near the Wailea Golf Resort and the closest beach to us was Uala beach. The nice part of the beach and the snorkeling reef is just left of where this shot was taken. The island in the background is Lanae. Since this shot was taken before the sun rose over Haleakala, everything is bathed in cool pastels. This is a three-shot HDR bracketed +/-1 stop and blended with Photomatix Pro.
Vital Stats: Canon 40D w/Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 @32mm. ISO 100, f/18.0, 1 sec. (+/- 1 stop)