Na Pali Coast
As per tradition, the DLWS staff came in early and we did it up big! We added a new adventure to our fun, a six hour cruise to the Na Pali coast. Sharon booked us with the Kauai Sea Tours group and they simply rock! I was an amazing morning of fun, adventure, learning and of course, photography.
It was simply gorgeous and the clouds came and went and the sun danced on the landscape. Being off shore with the ability to look back at the mountains made for some big time drama. The fourth image is my favorite, I just love the “lightning” feel the light has squeaking through the aperture in the clouds. Now being an air head, I left my card wallet in the van so I only had with me the two, 16GB cards loaded in the D3x. So to make room, I switched to 12bit from my normal 14bit. I regret that now and won’t do that again. Why? The clean, subtle gradation I so work in moody clouds photos just weren’t as clean and it’s bugging the hell out of me. I can’t wait until I get back in the office in a couple of weeks and make some prints. I wanna see if I did myself in or not. But it doesn’t take away from the magic of the morning. It was spectacular!
Photos captured by D3x, 70-200VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital film