Hawaii - Kauai - patricksmithphotography
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To get to this spot at sunrise, a slippery path had to be navigated in the dark.  I studied this particularly dangerous place for about 15 minutes to determine how the water moved.  It turned out that while the water coming out of the blowhole was spectacular, the water motion going back into the hole was even more interesting.  After finding a spot in the swirling water to brace the tripod, I was able to get several 'shoot and run' images.  A 1/2 second exposure was enough to show the motion and still show detail in the water.  I set up the filters and the camera settings before heading into the water.  There was no time to do that once the action was unfolding.

To get to this spot at sunrise, a slippery path had to be navigated in the dark. I studied this particularly dangerous place for about 15 minutes to determine how the water moved. It turned out that while the water coming out of the blowhole was spectacular, the water motion going back into the hole was even more interesting. After finding a spot in the swirling water to brace the tripod, I was able to get several 'shoot and run' images. A 1/2 second exposure was enough to show the motion and still show detail in the water. I set up the filters and the camera settings before heading into the water. There was no time to do that once the action was unfolding.

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