11 | February
"Reflection of Paradise"
General: 5:55 PM on 1/7/07 | Canon 20D
Technical: 1/30sec | f/4.0 | 17mm (27mm) | ISO-200
Lens: EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Exposure Mode: Av (Aperture Priority)
Exposure Bias: -2
Flash: No

Much of shore the (Big Island) of Hawaii is made up of black, volcanic rock. This is one of the tide pools nestled in the rocks. This photo is somewhat dark dark overall, but personally I like the mood it creates.

categories: hawaii nature reflections sunrise/sunset

Thoughts of: Dennis
February 11th, 2007 at 3:43 PM

Incredible range and distribution of colors in the sky and the reflection. The scene seems a bit surreal but beautiful.

Thoughts of: Ryano
February 11th, 2007 at 5:21 PM

aww man i love this truly thank you. great sky

Thoughts of: Jeff Ambrose
February 11th, 2007 at 11:57 PM

A little dark but you managed to maintain great shadow detail so I think it works.

Thoughts of: Chantal
February 12th, 2007 at 5:05 AM

beautiful one!!

Thoughts of: David H-W
February 13th, 2007 at 12:40 PM

Very cool shot - love the red! The rock looks volcanic?

Thoughts of: david
February 16th, 2007 at 5:44 AM

a tremendous post, the colour in the sky is lovely.

Thoughts of: Kris [PiXistenZ]
February 17th, 2007 at 2:41 PM


Thoughts of: Joshua
February 17th, 2007 at 10:15 PM

Amazing as always -- can we have this as a wallpaper??

Thoughts of: Abe
February 21st, 2007 at 2:27 AM

I agree with Jeff. The shadow detail is good. It's a really moody shot. Well done, Ryan.

Thoughts of: Ralf
February 24th, 2007 at 6:26 AM

This picture is very special with the contrast between the dark rock and the strong yellows and reds. The combination of black and red colors is very dramatic. The reflection water is beautiful too and brings out the shape of the rock. The angle and perspective are very well chosen as well. I would be delighted to publish a photo like this in our photocommunity. Have a good time! // Ralf

Thoughts of: Jens
March 4th, 2007 at 11:03 AM

Nice shot, the red reflexions in the water are very nice. This picture has a silent as well as a dramatic mood.

Thoughts of: Erik
March 4th, 2007 at 5:24 PM

Reflection and surface are great! I really dig those shots of reflecting sunlight in puddles.

Thoughts of: Photo Traces
March 26th, 2007 at 3:52 PM

amazing place, amazing colors and amazing execution

Thoughts of: Diane - Daily Walks
April 3rd, 2007 at 5:13 PM

I love the darkness of this image combined with the rich gradations. Has a sense of the mystery to me.

Thoughts of: Serina
May 21st, 2007 at 1:36 AM

Golly! It's things like these that make me wish I could paint....

Thoughts of: Fotographix!
May 21st, 2007 at 2:00 PM

Beautiful shot of Hawaii!

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