Out of the few sunsets that I have taken here on Oahu my one regret so far was that I had not grabbed a truely pink one yet. The weather conditions have been a little too nice here which has lead to a relatively clear sky, which in photography terms is boring.
We spent the day touring the South East side of the island like tourists without the intention of grabbing a sunset. This included a trip to Moana Falls and Waikiki. Just before deciding to head home for the day I caught a glimpse of the beach and decided to check it out. I hadn’t expected much but after a few minutes the light changed drastically and the sky turned pink.
Portlock Beach is surrounded by million dollar homes. Thankfully the beaches are still public property and there are public access to all of them. When I was taking this picture there was a small group of locals taking advantage of the public access to fish and enjoy the sunset as well. I couldn’t help but appreciate how very fortunate they are to be able to enjoy a million dollar view and fish every day.
This is a 102 second exposure done using a Neutral Density 1000x filter. The filter acts to block out the light requiring the picture to take 10 times as long to properly expose. During that amount of time the water and light change and over time evens out leaving the glassy look that you see.