Punalu’u, by Chad Larsen

This photograph was captured just after sunrise at Punalu’u Black Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii, in May 2010. The contrasting of the lava formations and moss created for some amazing photos. This area is mainly know for its abundant amount of sea turtles that make landfall every morning, but when they do not arrive it allows for some great exploring.

Punalu'u, by Chad Larsen

Olympus E-500 | Exposure 1/8sec @ f/22 | ISO 200 | Focal Length: 14mm | Color Space: Saturation:+2
Punalu’u, by Chad Larsen

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 07
Photo of the Day Award Category: Nature Photography
Photograph Location: Punalu’u Black Sand Beach, Hawaii | The United States

Photographer: Chad Larsen (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) Registered
Chad Larsen is a Canadian artist who has shown his talent and creativity in many facets and mediums of the fine arts. Both a painter and a sketch artist, Chad works in graphic design and is the Creative Director of an online photography gallery, Thirteenth Avenue Gallery, showcasing his skill as a photographer. Chad received his formal training at Medicine Hat College, Alberta completing a degree in Applied Visual Communications. After his education, he worked in the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, Saskatchewan and then left to pursue a career in graphic design. After six years working for Hockey Canada as a designer, Chad is currently the Creative Manager for Franworks: Group of Companies as well as the Creative Director for a graphic design company, Greenthirteen both located in Calgary, Alberta.

Website: www.thirteenthavenue.ca
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Thir13enthAve

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