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Thanks very much everyone.
I agree with Mark...so much potential in such a small area. I have been there many times and have a lot of ground that still needs to be explored.
I've now spent the better part of 24 hours here and agree.
Mark Metternich wrote:
Hey man, that my parts! My dad jogs here mid day for his workout!
Great job on this! Way to go getting a powerful image from here.
Actually I am really feeling inspired to get a lot more from here this year. It is close to my place. And it is a cool place still under-exploited.
wish you could've joined me! Let's go with "documented" instead of "exploited"
Kee Woo Rhee wrote:
Wow! I can visualize your running up the canyon, panting and dragging the heavy gear. I would not have been successful in reaching the location to shoot this wonderful sunset image from the Smith Rock! Oh, dear, how nice the sunburst and the clouds burst as well are. I have been looking at Smith Rock photos for the last few months envisioning myself photographing it someday next year! Any advise?
You're asking the wrong guy! I'm sure many of the regulars know this place inside and out. This was just my first trip to this location.
DIG...nice light and clouds!
Thanks aaron! Would still love to meet up next time I'm in Kauai. I know there will be a next time because that's the only place I want to be all the time
Nice light and interesting subject, but I think the Smith Rock is lost with the sunburst. My eyes seem to shoot between both the sunburst and the bright foreground grasses without wanting to go anywhere else. If your subject is the fabulous sunburst then you really got me, but if the rock is the subject, I think the sunburst is taking too much attention.
If you're eye is going between the foreground and sun, my mission is accomplished. I'm hoping that's where the eye goes first, and the smaller details are picked up after closer observation.
Justin Grimm wrote:
Seriously awesome. I've never seen Smith Rock shot from this angle before, and I'm not sure why. Very cool how you can even see some of the mountains in the distance between the peaks. I think if you reduced the dark edges on the top of the peaks this would be perfect. Did you stay well past sunset? These clouds look like they would light up like crazy once the sun set, plus they are so strong compositionally.
The blend was tricky. The light got good about 20-30 minutes after. Maybe I'll post a thread with some of the shots I got here over 2 days.