One of the few planned days that I had on my Hawaii trip involved a tour that I booked with Oahu Photography Tours [www.oahuphotographytours.com]. While there are plenty of professional photographers out there who offer photo shoots with visitors to Hawaii I was surprised to find that there weren’t many places offering sightseeing tours with a focus on Photography. For the last part of the tour I took that day, our tour guide Alex brought us to a nice spot at the top of a hill just to the east of Diamond Head to take some shots of the sunset over the city.
We arrived around 30 minutes before sunset while the sky was still mostly a uniform pale blue. It was a perfect night with just enough cloud in the sky for the sun and the atmosphere to paint. As the Sun began to drop golden sun rays dominated the lower part of the sky.
As the Sun progressed down the rest of the sky turned a deeper blue and started push down on the reds and oranges of day’s end. High, whispy clouds a little fruther to the west held briefly on to the last rays of white light.
But as the Sun dipped below the horizon netiher the highest clouds nor even a helicopter could hold onto the light for very long.
Finally, as the light of another day disappears it is replaced by the lights of the city. The sky looks bright again, but that’s only because this is a 20 second exposure.
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