The light is always there …
Poipu Sunrise, Kauai
~5:30am local time … I was ankle deep in the water … my running shoes and socks were soaking wet, but I didn’t really care. I stood still and tried not to disturb the water surface. This was one of the reasons why I returned to Kauai: not to escape, not to let go, but to find a place to recharge my spirit and to regain my balance. The light was not only mesmerizing, it revived my soul. It sounds corny, but that was exactly what I needed.
I remembered shooting a sunrise in Mono Lake last winter in freezing temperatures … here in Poipu, I was in tank top and swimming trunks, soaking in all the energy that the early morning sun offered. As the sun rose higher, the shadows behind me gradually disappeared. I’ve seen a few beautiful sunrises, but this was the first that I didn’t see any other tripods near me; only a lone fisherman showed up moment later.
I wasn’t going to post this photo, but decided to post it anyway. It’s my personal dedication for those who can’t seem get out of their darkness: the light is always there, one just has to make oneself available for the light to radiate one’s darkness away. Can’t find the light? let it find you.
EXIF & Info
- Canon EOS 5D
- Canon EF 17-40mm F4L USM
- Lee 0.9 + 0.6 hard-edge GND
- Gitzo GT3530S 6x + RRS BH-55 LR ballhead
- [F22] [1/20s] [25mm] [ISO 50]
- Exposure Mode:
- Date Taken:
- May 29, 2007
- June 24, 2007 at 10:38 pm