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Yesterday was a special day for most visitors to the Hawaii Islands as Hawaii was the only state in the US that was able to view the annular solar eclipse. I had the pleasure of being on A Date With Hawaii tour with Ric Dragon, the CEO of DragonSearch and Author of Social Marketology during the mid day show. Thank you Mother Nature for making our Hawaii adventure tour that much more special!
How did I take the shot?
The moon did not fully eclipse the sun for its Hawaii audience, by 4 pm the moon had trekked most of its journey and was ready to turn back. Ric and I
were at Kewalo Bay, near turtle bay at this time. We were fortunate to have passing cloud cover to filter the brightness of the event, but the Hawaii sun is still incredibly bright. In order to be able to capture the photo below I used my Sigma 70-210 zoom lens and stacked -2, -4, and -8 stop neutral density filters onto my Cokin filter holder. This brought the light down to a more than tolerable level and we could look directly at the sun though the camera. This photo was captured zoomed all the way to 210mm, at ISO 640 (I was taking photos of the giant banyon tree in the woods and didn’t stop to change my ISO to 100) f29 for 1/800 of a second. I’m told it looks like a heart. I thought it looked like a bat.
The Solar Eclipse
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April was packed month! I spent the first 2 weeks with Katherine from NYC on an extended Date With Hawaii. A Date With Hawaii is a intimate tour of Hawaii with Jason, a professional lifestyle photographer and adventurer. Boiled down, it is an adventure tour for singles and couples who want an atypical Hawaii experience and bad ass photos to boot. A Date With Hawaii will be launching soon, www.adatewithhawaii.com
Below are some highlighted photos from April.
Prints are available of all images featured below. Contact me.