There are some places that are difficult to do justice too. Polihale is one of them. This HUGE beach is the largest in Hawaii and at the westernmost part of Kauai. Massive sea cliffs which end (or start depending on travel direction) the Na Pali coast dwarf all that camp there. Polihale translates to House of Po, as the spirits would jump off the cliffs into the Hawaiian afterworld, Po.
While photographing under the setting moon I noticed one of the frames in my camera had the milky way in it...then looked up and realized the setting moon was low enough to reveal the stars above!
I ran down to the ocean's edge where I had photographed this type of shot at sunset and started clicking away.
This is 8 vertical images, 30s each with a file size of 70" and 1gb! The moon was almost full and about in inch (2.7cm if converting
) and gave enough light to illuminate the landscape while still allowing the milky way to shine through.
I have had a very hard time coming up with a title for this and It is an ode to the mythology of the place
Still not completely sold on it...but we'll see what you all think!