There’s a little place in Kihei called “Fred’s Mexican Cafe”. Great margarita’s, good loco moco, and the mix-n-match fish tacos (the seared ahi and pescado tacos rock!) always make for a great lunch after a day hanging out at Big Beach. This time, I went to the beach that’s in front of Fred’s – Kamaole Beach Park II – and hung out for sunset. The result is this – – “Kamaole III Beach Park Sunset”.
Quiet a few others from "Fred’s" ended up down on the beach this evening for the same reason I was there – to watch an incredible sunset. Tide was low, and as the sun got lower, the sun playing in the receeding surf made for some great colors!
I did a little work to increase the saturation and contrast within the image, and bring out the colors in the clouds. One of the advantages of shooting in RAW format is since the image isn’t compressed when shot, there’s more info there to work with in Adobe Lightroom to color correct things back to what I originally saw. Every camera sensor is “reading” things the way it was designed to read a mix of RGB colors (red, green, blue – like your TV or computer screen). Your eye sees far more color combinations, which is why I end up color correcting images at times to restore what I saw at the time.
Overall, of all the images I shot that night, this one had a good combination of clouds, color, waves, and reflection. I always strive to capture a “feeling” – in this case, one of relaxing, calm, peaceful tranquilty while kicking back on a Maui beach.
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