Maui - First Photo Post

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Re: Maui - First Photo Post
In reply to javyNJ, 7 months ago

I don't pretend to be an expert, but I'm happy to try to provide a little help.

I would put these at the high end of "vacation snaps." All nice; nothing really worth printing or putting on the wall. I don't have any technical issues (thought that would be worth thinking about for the most special of your shots). As I think others also suggested, more rare moments and configurations stand out. The diver and paddle-board/canoe are the best in that regard.

If I had one piece of advice, it would be look for something special, moments or compositions. I would love to have a vacation portfolio like yours, but "special shots" go a bit beyond.

Here's a link to a short set of pix we took on Maui in 2012 (about a month before I converted to m 4/3). They are, like yours "nice vacation snaps," but a few arguably transcend that about an inch. We did print and hang some of the Haleakala shots. Moody with the fog. I also like the composition on some of the beach shots, with a critical wave moment, and the bamboo forest was just cool. I think you have to work for great shots. On our last trip to North Shore Oahu, we spent 3 days shooting waves. I got 3 that I liked enough to print.

Maui 2012

Well, heck, here are a few favorites. As I say, nothing that special, but they were shots that were carefully composed and sometime I had to wait quite a bit for the right moment. Worth it.

We had to wait a couple of hours to get the fog the way we wanted it.

Earlier than above. I'm a sucker for winding paths.

This is all about the geometry.

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