Sunrise at Halona Cove

Posted by Dwight Morita (Honolulu, United States) on 11 March 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is one of the images captured at Halona Cove a couple of weeks ago. The site is known by locals as the “From Here to Eternity” beach for the famous love scene with Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr from the movie of the same name. The cove is a narrow slot which receives the direct sunrise only a few weeks out of the year as the sun traverses with the seasons. I had been waiting 9 months for a good morning to take a series of shots here, and I was not disappointed. I provide some commentary and perspective on this process in my post, "Sunrise at Halona Cove"

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Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic light and a great motion in the water.

11 Mar 2010 5:32am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

love this photo.. superb..

11 Mar 2010 9:29am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Fantastic composition with a strong foreground and a well proportioned 33/66 image. The light and colours are just fabulous, the only tiny downside is the lens flare. All in all though a big pleasure to look at.

11 Mar 2010 2:13pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Beautiful scene and love the sky.

11 Mar 2010 2:31pm

Richard from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Nice shot, great colours to the right in this photo.

11 Mar 2010 2:51pm

alex centrella from California, United States

light and colors are fantastic !

11 Mar 2010 10:16pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent light and colours and just the right shutter speed to give a bit of dynamic feel to this scene!

12 Mar 2010 1:30am

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Wow, great shot. Your hard work and patience really paid off.

12 Mar 2010 5:32am

Charlie from Bristol, United Kingdom

fantastic colour! congratulations!

12 Mar 2010 9:09am


WoooW... VERY NICE...

12 Mar 2010 12:28pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

I enjoyed your narrative about the cove and knowing you waited 9 months for this.

12 Mar 2010 3:49pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

oh wow! just breathtaking

13 Mar 2010 7:59am

Nikon D3X
3/5 seconds
ISO 100
22 mm

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