Hanalei Bay

Ron Niebrugge Hawaii, Photos, Travel 11 Comments

Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii.

Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii.

Janine and I were watching and photographing some surfers on the outer edges of Hanalei Bay earlier this week.  There was only one other person on the shore of this beautiful bay – the girl pictured above.  The setting was so perfect that I just had to find the nerve to ask if I could hire her to pose for a couple of minutes.  Fortunately, she agreed.

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  1. This is great Ron! I’m sure it helps to approach her when you have a wife in tow. A solo photog might be more creepy. I mean not me of course, but in general. 🙂

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    @ Richard Yes I agree. If I was by myself, I would have never asked – it does come across a bit creepy. Thanks!

    Thanks John!

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  4. Hi Ron

    I like portrait photo,and I like to know your “formulation” (sorry I don’t know word right)
    for this image…what lens, what time, what f…..and ISO..if you can.
    Thank you very much for your answer.

    Have a nice day you and Janine too 🙂

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    Thanks Milo!

    Hi Stefania! Sure. I used f/5 and 800 at 1/800th of a second with a Canon 5D Mark II and a 70-200 lens at 200.

    This came together fairly fast so I didn’t have a lot of time to think about my settings. Since the sun had dropped behind the mountains, I was concerned about having enough light and shutter speed. I liked having the girl against a soft, somewhat out of focus background. But, because the background was so nice, and I did end up with plenty of shutter speed, I could have easily used f/8.

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