Quadcopter aerial filmed eighty feet up …
Hanalei Pier at the bay. Shot from ten feet above the pier with a CG03 4K camera on my Yuneec drone.
Strange day…I wasn’t in the mood to write. Sunnier than it had been in a few weeks, a very bright afternoon, not great for photography. Nevertheless I felt the urge to wander off with my camera. Loafing off to Hideaways, a spectacular Kauai beach just ten minutes from my home, I sank my toes into the sand, quickly regretting not bringing bug spray with me. There was a sea of mosquitos, and all of them were loving my ankles. I decided that hanging around until sunset, two hours, wasn’t an option I could consider—else my ankles would be blood and bone. So in that harsh afternoon sunlight, I screwed a Fader ND onto my 24-105 which allowed me to get a long exposure. The result, well, it turned out better than I expected.
So the trail at the Cliffs in Princeville was a bit slippery, but Difraser went with the wedding couple, just ten minutes married, off to another adventure. They laughed and kissed even as they skidded and landed on their butts.
The young couple decided to test the waters before taking the full plunge
Every August, at Hanalei Bay, Kauai’s pristine jungle like beach, there’s a sandcastle building contest, and hundreds come to build in the sand and compete—well, they also come to have oodles of fun. I filmed the first Kauai sandcastle contest in 2010 and again in 2011 and 2012. This year I barely managed to get to Hanalei Bay to see this year’s crop of castles—I mean mermaids, dragons, sofas, a puppy in a basket. There were all sorts of cleverly crafted sand sculptures. I took along with me my baby GH2 camera, the smallest most powerful camera I own—even smaller than my GH4. I took a few sweeping video shots just for the hell of it, and then I noticed Tehila (who is a regular shooter for me) and her siblings. They were singing covers and original songs. Tehila is foremost a singer/songwriter who comes from a large family—like football team large—each member unbelievably striking. Wow, what genes. Anyway, I sat on the sand, and pointed my GH2. If you’re interested in getting photo work done, this is not my go-to camera. I usually shoot with a 5D so please visit my regular website to get hold of me. Mahalo. www.difraser.com
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