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'Roll Credits'

The adventure begins, soaring high above Kauai, Hawaii. Thousands of waterfalls teaming over the lush and jagged pinnacles of the NaPali Coast, inaccessible to man.   Can you hear the sounds of timpani rumbling...
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An aerial photograph of Kauai, Hawaii and some waterfalls.
One the many thousands of waterfall of Kauai, Hawaii.

'Roll Credits'

The adventure begins, soaring high above Kauai, Hawaii. Thousands of waterfalls teaming over the lush and jagged pinnacles of the NaPali Coast, inaccessible to man.   Can you hear the sounds of timpani rumbling and the cymbals crashing?

In-The-Field

Don’t be a dick – follow the Leave No Trace and Nature First principles whenever you’re out in nature, making photos or not.

Find out more about Nature First here

Shooting from a helicopter is much more difficult than it seems! One you’re strapped it, it’s pretty difficult to turn your torso and when the doors are off, anything that stick out past the shell of the helicopter is ravaged by the air. Lens choice/focal length are pretty important on a ride such as this.  I chose to bring both of my bodies (D850 and D750) – the former dawning my Nikkor AF-s 24-70 for all the wider stuff, and trusty Nikon AF-P 70-300  for intimate  telephoto shots with the D750.  Fun fact, any wider than 24mm you’ll probably end up capturing the helicopter fins in the most of your shots! This was at around a whopping 1/2000″ exposure, so as to keep everything tack sharp we were whipping around in the helicopter.  I learned the hard way while shooting on a zodiac earlier on my Kauai Trip that if you keep your exposure too slow, things can get blurry real fast. So don’t be afraid of boosting your ISO to keep your shutter speed up! A noisy images is always better than a blurry one!  

Post Processing

Not too much post-processing went into this image, as shooting from a helicopter doesn’t afford the ability to exposure blend. Luckily I exposed for my highlights, and was able to bring my shadows up with the wonderful Dynamic Range of the D850.  I spend the most time on with HSL slider dialing the greens and deciding on a proper crop for the image.

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