My wife and I had plans to get our photos take along the North Shores of Oahu on Thursday morning, so when we arrived in Oahu on Wednesday afternoon, my wife decided to hit up the hotel’s salon to get her hair curled and ready for the morning’s photo shoot. I decided to head out along Waikiki, not knowing beforehand what I would shoot.
I walked down the shoreline looking for the “perfect shot”. After all, isn’t that what us amateur photographers try to capture every time we take a photo? After walking for about 15 minutes, and not really seeing anything, I headed back toward the hotel. The sun was getting lower in the sky, so I snapped a few shots of a sailboat out in the ocean with the sun in the sky, and I also shot some waves splashing up along the rock wall. Thinking that was the best I was going to get, I continued my walk to meet my wife for dinner.
Just before crossing the street to the hotel, I saw this shot. A guy was sitting between two palm trees, tired from what appeared to be a day of surfing (or paddle boarding) at Waikiki. I snapped a few shots, excited about how it looked, and then officially put my camera away and had dinner with my wife.
Canon 60D | 18-135mm lens | 1/800 | f/11 | ISO 100
I think I prefer Maui to Oahu – Oahu, especially the Waikiki area, is too crowded! North Shore was great and we got some beautiful shots.