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Old 01-16-2018   #1
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Old 01-17-2018   #2
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Gorgeous shot. I'd like to see more details of the closest promontory though. May I suggest trying this tweak; with a new copy of the image, set the history brush to screen mode at around 8 -10% or so and paint the lighter parts of that closest hill (rocks maybe) and perhaps even the white wave fronts between you and that hill. Just to see if that local brightening and contrast boost pleases you.
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oooooooooh, that is NICE!
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I agree with Alan. The image is rather dark and gloomy. The only area approaching pure white is the signature.
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Because of the dark rendering, this looks like an early dawn or late dusk shot. Or maybe it is just underexposed. In any case, I wouldn't dare go out into the water in this light if it is anything like the impression an on-site observer would have of the scene.
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Old 01-27-2018   #6
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Most pics from that state are not this dark, thinking outside of the box!
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True enough that most shots of tropic islands are not that dark, which makes this look more like something off the northern Pacific or Atlantic coasts or the British islands. It isn't a mood normally associated with the Hawai'ian Islands. When I think of something off the coast of Hawai'i, or in this case Kawa'i, at night, I think of something more like this:

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2.5 sec, f/1.8, ISO 1600, tungsten white balance. Lightened up about 1 stop with tone curves.

Despite the overall darkness of the image (aside from the lights on the far coast) the foam and breakers in the water don't seem quite as dark as those in the OP's image.


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