Durin my trip on Quiberon Island I have discovered during the afternoon a small beach totally enclosed in a cliff landscape. The angle of the sun in the evening should be ideal then I came back at the sunset to shoot this waterscape. It was not easy to get down to the small beach cause the path was not accessible at high tide then I have decided to get there at low tide and wait for the water to mount. At high tide the beach was reduced to some meters. I was lucky at the end to find a way to get back on the cliff ! To realize this image I have shooted three different exposures for the beach, the sky and the cliffs.
I have very few shots of Tunnels Beach and so I set out to capture sunrise over the next 3 days, timed for low tide. Of course I woke up to rain, as is typical on Kauai, but this was a bit more consistent for July. Heading out anyway I got to my location and waited...and waited. Sunrise came without any real fanfare but I knew it was rainbow conditions if the clouds broke. After standing in the on and off rain for over an hour the sky brightened and this brilliant rainbow arched across the landscape. Now to go back and try and get a full reflection! From this morning (7/29/12).
On a freezing clear dawn, I made my way up to Hooker Valley in the dark- The trail itself was very good, yet in the pitch black, somehow I managed to lose the trail a couple of times ! Despite the lack of clouds, it was still a magical place to be - perhaps influenced by the hypothermia I induced by wading across the base of the lake !