With nothing better to do on a saturday, some friends and I went on a lovely 6 hour hike along one of the ridges in on Oahu.
It should have been a perfect opportunity to shoot some great pictures but the weather gods were not on our side. I still managed to get a few decent shots and the result… well you’ll be the judge of that 🙂
So I figured out that i wanted to play around with some High Dynamic Range pictures. I needed some raw materials and headed towards Waikiki with my camera, and my not-so-up-to-par tripod to take some shots. I’ve always wanted to get some good shots of Waikiki’s skyline but never really looked for a good place to shoot it from until today.
So here is the result from that first (or should I say 5) try.
I played around with the settings and figured out that this surrealistic result was what best represented Waikiki today.
My second victime was a tree I was standing next to when I shot the above Waikiki picture. The result… well you decide.
I may have over-saturated it a bit, but given the light outside it looks 100% better than the real deal, and it is still kinda the real deal.