This day seemed like several days all rolled up into one!
I guess that happens when you get up at 4am to go shoot sunrise a ways away and then shoot all the way until sunset.
When you are taking pictures and think back to that previous day when you were shooting near the lighthouse… oh wait that was earlier today.
Or when at the end of the day you can barely remember the beginning of the day because it seems like you’ve done sooo much since then.
That’s when you know you were pretty effective with the scheduling of your day.
The First “day”
Sunrise on the north point.
It included quite few miles of driving along along the coast line on fun dirt roads.
This was the longest day and we were in a bunch of different towns all along the northern coast.
This day came in two distinct parts, but felt like they should be combined.
We went snorkeling in a bay and then met up with the wedding family and friends for some lunch and fun on the beach.
Using my little G11 to take some fun underwater shots.
The final “day”
We scouted out the location for the wedding and did sunset shots.
I don’t usually go visit the location before hand to figure things out, but we usually look for a place to do sunset and this was a phenomenal location.
I enjoyed being able to spot the possible locations and possible routes for the sunset since it comes and goes quite suddenly.
Turns out that info came in very handy for the wedding day and being overly prepared helped move things along smoothly.
I was also glad the element of spontaneity was still very much there and the pre-visit didn’t spoil it at all.
Sunset at this beach is pretty crazy awesome, but I thought i’d highlight some late twilight pictures taken a while after sunset.
Tripod required for this long exposure.
Look at the bunch of other “Day 3″ sunset pictures later in this post.
See all the Recap pictures after the jump
DAY 1 – Extra Pics
A Bay where we sat and watched a bunch of surfers (only ones I’ve seen so far)
A drive by of a random building
Yes we painted the jeep a very beautiful color, it was a site to admire
…up until the rain washed it away
Since I wasn’t driving at this moment I had the 70-200 on and grabbing some close ups while I sat on top of the jeep.
This is the first time I met the bride and her family.
It was great to meet them on a previous day so that they were all very comfortable around us on the following day.
When that sun gets low it gets BIG.
Using a long lens can help it along.
This was very late and I spent a while and many repetitions to paint in the light with many strokes of the flash.
Fun and informative experiment.
How many flashes did it take to paint this?
This is the Marriot where the banquet/reception took place
I’m gonna go ahead and make a guess that this is one of the more popular locations on the island to take pictures.
With good reason!!