Lahaina Break Wall

by Douglas Hoffman on July 5, 2015

Sunset colors in the Splash

Sunset colors in the splash

Last night was the July 4th and I wanted to get a view of the fireworks.  After spending almost 2 ours driving 20 miles  my friend Scott and I headed to Lahaina Harbor with the intention of getting out on the break wall as to watch the fireworks. Once we got to there we realized that it was incoming high tide and in order to stay dry we needed to stay on the floating dock walkway.  This affected our attempts to do slow shutter work, so I changed my focus to capturing the splash of the wave hitting the rocks. I used a 3 stop reverse graduated ND filter and sacrificed depth of field in order use a 1/1/250th shutter speed to catch the wave breaking over the rocks.