The NaPali coast stretches for 17 miles along Kauai’s Northwest shores. The word NaPali means “Cliffs”. Its beauty above and below the aqua blue waters, make it a must see, when visiting Kauai.
While working in the Gallery one day, I could not help but overhear a customer comment: “What a lucky shot; he must have been using a very expensive camera.” It got me thinking … are my shots in fact a product of expensive equipment, lucky coincidence or talent? The customer was commenting on the image, “Foamy Flute,” one of my most successful images. Now, I recognize the customer has no real understanding that the foam (captured in a frozen state) was actually breaking on the sand at a speed faster than the human eye can process or appreciate. The foam was happening with such speed that it wasn’t until I got my film back from the lab did I even understand what had occurred in front of me that morning, or just how perfect my timing, composition and exposure really was.
Lucky images are rarely stumbled upon; they are the product of many years of failures and successes. They are about effort, tenacity and memory. When an opportunity like “Foamy Flute“ presented itself, it took every one of those past experiences to apply the proper camera, lens, shutter speed, depth of field, shooting position and ultimately the precise moment needed to open the lens for 1/ 2500th of a second (faster than the blink of a human eye). Ultimately, I captured the image in question, an image whose composition, lighting and timing are as close to perfection as any I have ever taken.
Which brings me back to the answer of my original question … Yes. My shots are a combination of equipment, luck, and talent to create this very special image.
Wave Photography, on the island of Kauai is not only challenging, it can also be extremely rewarding. From 10 inches to 10 feet, Kauai’s crystal blue water is the ideal background for that once in a lifetime capture.
At Latitudes, we believe in surrounding yourself in inspiration and the things you love!
Transform the spaces you spend the most time in with beautiful photography that moves you and makes you happy. If you love the ocean, you will love our breathtaking wave images. We have everything from moody and dramatic to refreshing and energetic. Pick your favorite and we will guide you through the options to create the perfect artwork for your space.
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Latitudes Fine Art Gallery in Ventura, California is the perfect place to find breathtaking art for your walls. Specializing in photographs of Ventura County, Southern California and Hawaii, the gallery goes above and beyond to make it easy to find and fit the perfect piece of art on your wall. All of the photographs can be printed on any media, including wood, canvas, metal and traditional fine art paper ready to be framed. With custom renderings of your wall, our team takes the guesswork out of choosing a perfect fit! Browse our website to find some of your favorite images, then call us or email today to get started. 805-642-5257
Latitudes Kauai is proud to announce the addition of Dennis Mathewson to the gallery! We are so excited to welcome one of the hottest artists in Hawaii to the Latitudes Family. While experiencing Dennis Mathewson’s artwork for the first time, you will find yourself embracing and sharing his passion for the true island lifestyle in Hawaii. Mathewson’s fun and whimsical storytelling tiki pieces are sure to bring a smile to local kama’aina folks and malahini visitors alike.
His work is distinguished by his unique and exotic underwater sea-life pieces that come alive through his exclusive color combinations. Mathewson showcases the realistic, liquid style of the ocean,that include his signature bubbles which blend seamlessly into the skillfully hand carved images he creates on aluminum panels. His work is a culmination of diversity derived from years of past experience. In addition to being an acclaimed artist in the fine arts, Mathewson has decades of experience in award-winning motorcycle,automotive and industrial custom painting.
Stop by the gallery to see his amazing work in person. It truly comes alive under the lights.
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