I took the featured photo from Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail on O’ahu island of Hawaii. The trail is probably the most rewarding location with the regards to photography.
When you start the trail this is the panorama you get to witness; the south shore of the island with the breathtaking views of Koko Head Mountain and famous Sandy Beach where I almost broke my back while learning bodyboarding.
After the trail takes left turn, all you see is the open ocean with the silhouette of neighboring Moloka’i Island on the horizon and the large number of migrating whales between two islands.
And when you reach the top of the trail you will be exposed to the amazing views of the eastern shore of O’ahu with Waimanalo Beach underneath you and Kailua and Olomana peak at the distance.
Shooting and Processing
I only used single RAW image to process this photo. 90% of the processing was done in Lightroom. I used Graduated Filter to emphasize the sunrise colors in the sky.