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This black sand beach near Hana is extremely scenic but very difficult to photograph.  The contrast between the black sand and the rest of the scene is often too much for the camera to handle and most images turn out too black and too bright at the same time.  But a careful use of ND grad filters combined with a little remaining daylight after sunset working with the moonlight allowed the entire scene to be exposed properly.  It was a warm and beautiful evening to be out with the camera.

This black sand beach near Hana is extremely scenic but very difficult to photograph. The contrast between the black sand and the rest of the scene is often too much for the camera to handle and most images turn out too black and too bright at the same time. But a careful use of ND grad filters combined with a little remaining daylight after sunset working with the moonlight allowed the entire scene to be exposed properly. It was a warm and beautiful evening to be out with the camera.

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