“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Marcus Aurelius
I’m not exactly a morning person, Ill be the first to admit it. To capture some of these amazing light shows however, you have to put all that aside though and just do it. Prep of gear in the evening is a good idea to get you on the right track. This one was kind of a cake walk for me though. The Hyatt in Kauai, Hawaii…..right on the water, I mean its right there! Not too many excuses to miss this one!
The Daily Image – A Sunrise in Kauai
To find this odd little beach of cavelike structures, I wandered a little up the beach and through a palm tree canopy covered path, flashlight in tow, to see what I could find. Although I didn’t see any of them, judging by all of the little tracks in the sand, I think that some of these little coves and outcrops were home to a few thousand large birds….perhaps gulls?
Not sure where they were, but I crashed one of their pads for a while to enjoy the gift that was unfolding itself in the Hawaiian sky.
Yeah, this one was worth getting up for!
And, a little late but….
Quick Tip Tuesday – Using the AE lock with the iPhone
So, first off, like I mentioned in the video (the poorly recorded one below!), I was a little late in getting this one out. I’ll post a better video about this topic later with a screen shot as well as some of my favorite apps I like to use.
The short and skinny on the tip is this. To lock exposure on your iPhone (and perhaps a few other smart phones as well) all you have to do is place and HOLD your finger on the spot on your screen that you want to expose the image for and thats it…its locked in. You can then move the phone around, recompose, and your exposure will stay locked until you take the image (or turn off the camera)
Thats it 🙂
You can watch the video of course for a MUCH longer and somewhat more confusing explanation….