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Haena Beach is a classic vision of paradise.   Over 100 inches of rain fall here annually yet nearly every day is mostly sunny with just brief rain showers.  These are perfect conditions for good light when the sun angle is low.  I had to wait for over an hour at sunrise for clouds to the left of the frame to open up and let the light to hit the mountains and graze across the golden sand and clear water.  Mid-day light would not show as much detail because there would be little shadow to accentuate the texture of the sand and cliffs.

Haena Beach is a classic vision of paradise. Over 100 inches of rain fall here annually yet nearly every day is mostly sunny with just brief rain showers. These are perfect conditions for good light when the sun angle is low. I had to wait for over an hour at sunrise for clouds to the left of the frame to open up and let the light to hit the mountains and graze across the golden sand and clear water. Mid-day light would not show as much detail because there would be little shadow to accentuate the texture of the sand and cliffs.

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