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07-27-2008, 08:06 PM
After a day of swimming and sunning my Wife and I decided to get a drink and sit out on the beach. Of course I had my camera with me and after taking some flash photos that I wasn't that pleased with I took some long exposures.
There are 5 total in my gallery but only 3 posted here.
The beach from out hotel on Kauai looking south towards Lihui and the airport.
Waikiki. Lighting was street lights and Tiki torches.
Our hotel is the second from the left. I have some daytime shots from out room I'll post in another installment.
07-27-2008, 08:18 PM
I like the third one. It seems that some of the buildings are leaning one way and some are leaning the other, it may just be my tired eyes though ^^;
07-27-2008, 09:01 PM
Steffie, I tried to straighten it both ways and I couldn't get it. So I just left it. I posted this one hoping someone could tell me!!!
This is a tough one. Buildings on the edged will lean and the trees...none of them are straight. You can't use the reflections cuz they are angles to the buildings nor the shore cuz as it moves towards the right it is also getting closer to me. I just gave up and said...it's a memory shot for me anyway.
07-27-2008, 09:34 PM
Ken, anytime you point a lens up or down, especially with a wide angle lens, it creates perspective distortion as you have in #3. A short tutorial on fixing this is on page 6 of my tutorial, The Stuff I Left Out. Attached is an un-distorted version.
07-28-2008, 01:09 PM
The third is really a nice night shot. Love the reflections. You caught all the lights on shore just right too. The second one fascinates me too because of the lighting and the colors you captured.
07-28-2008, 01:25 PM
"AWE!!!" (Hawaiian for something like "holy sh---") What has happened to Paradise? Back when I was little (in the dark ages) I distinctly remember Waikiki Beach when you had the Royal Hawaiian Hotel at 6 stories the the Moana Hotel at 6 stories and there wasn't another building in all of Waikiki over THREE stories tall and most were only 2 stories. Then around 1958 a few other tall ones went in and then all hell broke loose. Where the hotels are in the bottom photo used to be a nice sandy beach and palm trees and picnic areas.
That top photo might look better if you crop off the bottom to just below the dark wave in the water, making it somewhat of a pano.
07-28-2008, 06:50 PM
Thanks for the comments.
For the record...all these shots have had nothing done to them except straighten and crop. No color, hue, saturation, contrast or curves done to them other than using the vivid mode on the camera menu.
I really like the way the colors came out. I never expect to sell a single photo nor do I care to. All these shots are for the memories. I just enojy sharing them with you all and hearing stories like Landis' the way it was. Oh and everyone is free to post any of your older Hawaiian photos in my threads.
07-28-2008, 08:36 PM
You want old photos? How about this one of Waikiki Beach way back probably around 1958-9. You can see the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on the beach. Its the Pink One and the Moana is the white one to the left of it. The two white towers to the right if Diamond Head way back there was the first Condo ever built in Hawaii, built by the father of my good friend who used to live across the street from us. It is only 8 stories high.
07-28-2008, 10:33 PM
Landis, I have a very similiar shot of your second one... updated!!!
08-06-2008, 06:25 AM
The second and the third have liked, sated.ю. It seems on last a blockage a little to the right)(
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