I told Fred when we set this up three Wednesday's ago that I needed sunshine for this...
"Oh, it's always sunny down there ," he said. "Har har," said I, as we had been rained out the last two Wednesdays in a row.
...It was socked-in everywhere Wednesday morning. I set up anyhow. I shot one, it was kinda dark.
Then, the sun started to poke through the gray layers above. The sky began to look more promising, so I erased and shot again, only to get clouded over halfway through the sixteen shots required to make these.
Then it started to rain about halfway through series #3. We scrambled for cover in the tall structure you see (which is where some snackbars are located). Finally about 9:40, when I was resigned and ready to shoot my best available cloudy VR for the day, the sun opened a hole again, a bigger one, which lasted almost 2 and a half minutes...I shot again and this is what I saw.
Way down on the left side of the beach, a couple was getting married. The woman's dress in that white blob....
Notice the heavy gray clouds up over the mauka (mountain) side of the bay.
Besides the wedding, a couple park maintenance folks and some pigeons...Fred and I had the bay to ourselves. It was a wonderful priviledge and thanks to all the Hanauma Bay folks who let me in for this. Major Mahalos to Martha McDaniel, Fred's contact and to Fred for arranging this treat for me and for you.
Now that I have met everyone, I've already made plans to go back on a real real sunny Wednesday sometime in the future and I'll shoot several from different places. It is a wonderous bay, teeming with sea life and coral reefs.
Mahalo Mother Ocean for the sunny smile!
And here's a cute little version Here - 110K
Mahalo for stopping in to our world.
Some of our digital imaging equipment graciously provided by our good friends at 3Com.