During a 5 day stay on Oahu, Hawaii last September I booked a day with Oahu Photography Tours. They start before dawn and visit a number of locations around the Island – some of which are not on the tourist trail, giving you an opportunity to focus on technique and soak in the spectacular landscapes without the crowds.
These images are of Kane’ohe Bay – which stretches from the Mokapu Peninsula, where the U.S. Marine Corps is based, all the way to Mokoli’i Island, also known as the Chinaman’s Hat. This vast stretch of water contains five small islands, including Coconut Island (Moku o Lo’e Island), made popular in the TV series Gilligan’s Island.
On this day our challenge at the beach overlooking Mokoli’i was virtually the same as the Photo101 Day 3 Theme … Water to try and capture the foreground and background in a single image (landscape and portrait) with a focal point. Standing here it was apparent that the portrait view included the very detailed foreground at my feet of sand and shells, out through the multi-coloured sand and water layers to the Island and clouds on the horizon and has greater impact.
inspired by WordPress Photography 101 Theme Water.