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New on 500px : Memories of Days Past by brianhiltz by brianhiltz

It seems it was only yesterday that I stood here, alone on the beach, after the storms passed. Like so many Washington mornings in March, the roads were wet as I drove through the rainy darkness, slowly sipping my coffee in eager anticipation of being near the water.

The inclement weather impeded my ability to shoot, so I missed my chance to capture a gorgeous sunrise. By the time the rain passed, the orange glow behind the distant islands had already disappeared, but in its place were dark clouds and a soft subtle light that filled the sky.

Today, as I look forward to my next trip to Washington, I can’t help but wonder… Will I be just as excited this time? Like the broken posts remaining from the pier that once stood there, I know there are parts of my life that are gone, and so many things have changed. Was this just a fleeting moment in time that only exists now through the memories I have in this image, or will I find that same feeling and fall in love with Washington all over again?

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New on 500px : Sun Setting on a Dream by brianhiltz by brianhiltz

This was the final sunset of what seemed like a dream, that is, living on Kauai for five months. It was only after returning home to Texas, that I finally awoke from the dream. It was the sea that spoke to me in this dream, and I quietly listened to what she had to say. It was if I was drifting between dream and reality, never quite sure what was real. And now I wonder, without these images, would I believe I was there, could I prove to myself that this paradise existed…

For those who are curious, this location is near Queen’s Bath on the north shore of Kauai.

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New on 500px : Find Me at Lumahai by brianhiltz by brianhiltz

One of my favorite places in Kauai is Lumahai Beach, also called Kahalahala on this side of the beach. This area is so dynamic, that in the five months I spent on the island, the landscape looked completely different every time I went there. The ocean moves so much sand, that rocks ten feet tall that might have been visible one day, are gone the following month.

This particular shot requires high surf to send the waves rolling over the lava shelf, and when a big one comes it’s quite the adrenaline rush.

I made this image using a Canon 5D Mark II and 17-40, utilizing a 3-stop GND to help balance out the sky, and a 4-stop ND to slow the exposure down for the water movement.

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New on 500px : Sunset and Barrels by brianhiltz by brianhiltz

Watching the beautiful sunsets and waves barreling in from the north shore of Kauai never got old. This particular spot was north of Ke’e Beach in Ha’ena State Park.

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