Maui is famous for sugar, pineapples, and fabulous sunsets. This sunset is was captured at Poolenlena beach in Makena Maui, and will be on display at the Waterfront Restaurant in Maui when it re-opens in Mid May, 2012. The new location is in the shopping center at Maalaea Harbor. If unable to come in please check out the online gallery.
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This image was created last week just minutes after sunrise. I used a low camera position because I wanted the horizon in the upper third. Thankfully my carbon fiber tripod was made to use in uneven topography as the ground was anything but even.
I wanted to show the wide angle view of Hawaii’s beautiful coastline and decided to use the fish eye lens. In part thats because the lens has a 180 degree angle of view, but the secondary reason is I love the fish eye lens because of the way the image bends at the ends.
We live on a round planet and for some reason people have come to expect straight lines on the horizons of photographs seen. I think its refreshing to see the curve. In addition, it adds a secondary line that repeats the round line of the water surrounding the rocks in the foreground.
The portrait will be printed as 30 x 60 and will be displayed in Waterfront Restaurants private dining room. The Waterfront is one of Maui’s most established restaurants and is located in Maalaea Harbor.