Storm Over Kona, by Christopher Johnson

Honl’s beach is a spot that I find myself shooting a lot, but never in the rain. The way the sunset was developing, with the deep blues and purples of the storm clouds, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity of the shot. Holding the umbrella while setting up and making adjustments was a huge challenge, but was a blessing. With the added baggage I was forced to slow down and pre-visualize the shot, so setting up would only happen once. I took this shot at 30 seconds with a graduated ND filter to darken the sky for a more even image.

Storm Over Kona, by Christopher Johnson

Olympus E-5 with Zuiko 14-45mm | 0.6 ND Filter | Exposure f/22 @ 30sec | ISO 100 | Mounted on Tripod
Storm Over Kona, by Christopher Johnson

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | July 31
Photo of the Day Award Category: Landscape Photography
Photograph Location: Honl’s Beach, Hawaii | The United States

Photographer: Christopher Johnson (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA)
Christopher has received many awards in local art shows, displayed work in local galleries and exhibits, and has sold work to a number of local businesses and art collectors. Further more he has been printed in numerous issues of the Tahoe Quarterly Magazine and is currently with Photo Resources of Hawaii.
Currently living in Hawaii he is bringing his unique view of the landscape to photographing the many qualities of the tropical islands. Exploring the hidden mysteries that are so new to this mountain born photographer.

Portfolio: www.fromhereonin.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Tophertimer

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