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Kaanapali is Maui's most popular beach with many large hotel complexes lining its shoreline.  Flocks of people come down to see the spectacular sunsets that seem to happen nearly every day.  It was difficult to get a wide view from the island of Lanai on the left, past Molokai in the clouds to black rock on the left, and still have no people in the image.  But when I got down into the water, I was able exclude the people and get close to the sand at just the moment it turned gold in between each wave.  Sand looks it's best just after a large wave sweeps the entire beach clean and begins to dry up.  Smaller waves create patterns that often do not look as good.

Kaanapali is Maui's most popular beach with many large hotel complexes lining its shoreline. Flocks of people come down to see the spectacular sunsets that seem to happen nearly every day. It was difficult to get a wide view from the island of Lanai on the left, past Molokai in the clouds to black rock on the left, and still have no people in the image. But when I got down into the water, I was able exclude the people and get close to the sand at just the moment it turned gold in between each wave. Sand looks it's best just after a large wave sweeps the entire beach clean and begins to dry up. Smaller waves create patterns that often do not look as good.

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