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The Hanalei Pier is a great place to fish early in the morning, but I found nobody here for a few minutes just after sunrise. Within minutes, the fishermen appeared. I liked the light on the mountains in the background, which only occurs like this near the winter solstice.   I waited for that log to wash ashore and add a little extra interest up front.  Then I included a bit of the dry sand in the bottom of the frame to contrast with the wetter sand where the wave just washed ashore.  I also made sure that the lens was high enough to see a glimpse of the waves above the top of the pier on the right side.  Sometimes you have to think like a painter to improve the image.

The Hanalei Pier is a great place to fish early in the morning, but I found nobody here for a few minutes just after sunrise. Within minutes, the fishermen appeared. I liked the light on the mountains in the background, which only occurs like this near the winter solstice. I waited for that log to wash ashore and add a little extra interest up front. Then I included a bit of the dry sand in the bottom of the frame to contrast with the wetter sand where the wave just washed ashore. I also made sure that the lens was high enough to see a glimpse of the waves above the top of the pier on the right side. Sometimes you have to think like a painter to improve the image.

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