By Scott Shephard
The most important part of getting a decent photo is getting the camera out of the bag. For me, believe it or not, that hasn't been a regular thing for the two weeks we've been on the Big Island in Hawaii.
And so this morning just before sunrise I told Deb I was going out to look for photos. She asked, "Where?" and I said, "I don't know. Maybe the lava fields nearby." But the lava fields didn't call me. Instead, I ended up at a place called Isaac Hale Park. I got out of the car (without my camera) walked out onto the rocky shore and watched the surf roll in.
I was actually back in the car with the motor running when my inner photographer voice, which I had put on mute weeks ago, asked, "Really?! You're too lazy to take a photo of this?" I ended up taking many more here but this is the first one I processed.
There's a lot going on in this photo - maybe too much. But at least I took my camera out of the bag . . .
Canon 5DIII f/16.0 ISO100 28mm (3 bracketed exposures combined in HDR Efex 2)