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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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