Hawaiian Sunset

Have you ever taken a cruise?  Well if you have you know that everyday ends with a beautiful sunset like this one.  Unless you are cruising the Inside Passage in Alaska, and then it’s usually cloudy.  Still beautiful and highly recommened.  This shot was way back in ’98 (said with a craggy old man’s voice) on Holland America’s Statendam.  We had just spent the day touring one of the islands and had gotten on the tender to head back to the ship.  As we were puttering along the sun and clouds were spectacular and then the ship just fell into position.  I love the orange and red of the sky along with the contrasting florescent green glow from the ship’s lights.  The tricky part of this shot was that I was in a moving boat that was bobbing up and down.  My exposure was 1/30 sec at F8.  How do you pull off a shot like that without it being blurry.  Just make sure you are a good shot. With a gun that is.  Because if you’ve ever shot a gun,  the exact same principles for that apply to taking a photograph with a long lens or a long exposure.  Line up your sights, follow your target, take a breath, let it half out and squeeze the trigger.  Bullseye !!!  This was shot on 35mm film and I can attest that it is tack sharp.  This image is too small but in the original you can easily read the Statendam on the back of the ship and you can also see the sailor at the front of the ship waiting to help us off the tender. Thanks for teaching me to shoot Dad 🙂


About mikemeyerphotopro

I've been photographing beautiful clouds and skies and landscapes for 30 years. So that's about all you'll see here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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