This is one of my favorite locations on Kauai and I had not been here in well over a year. With some free time I was debating between 2 locations for sunset and ended up deciding on this one. While hiking down the trail, I was thinking with the clear skies it would be fun to try a technique I've been meaning to give a whirl...combining one exposure for the landscape while being able to see the stars. Taking out my fancy phone and using Star Walk, I was able to find that the Milky Way would be in this approximate position just after sunset. So I composed, set my exposure and waited for the light to drop low enough to get the first shot...then waited...and waited. Finally, it got dark enough to get a shot of the stars but the Milky Way wasn't far enough over! Rats. I then spent the next 90 min or so waiting for the 'cloud' to move across the sky in to my composition. While taking the exposure, I thought it might be fun to immediately tilt up and take another to possibly blend in to make a panorama. The Milky Way was arching over the entire sky but alas couldn't get it all.
Limited Edition of 300.
Artist Proof of 30.
3rd Place - EPSON Pano Award
Highly Honored - "Ocean Views" Nature's Best Photography
Bronze - International Loupe Awards