Punalu'u Black Sand Beach. Located half-way between Volcano and Na'alehu on the southern portion of the Big Island of Hawaii. Black sand beaches are rare in the world and fascinating. Like white sand beaches the sand you find there is usually very fine and easy to walk on, if not too hot. Black sand is created either from the natural erosion of volcanic rock, or the instantaneous shattering of molten lava hitting cold seawater. These beaches can take literally thousands of years fo form or less than a year.
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vbl (1421) 2006-11-01 11:31
very nice picture. Compo is good and i like the effect of the black sand
labro33 (2807) 2006-11-01 11:47
Nice shot of wired place.I like a lot 'pessimistic' landscape.Black dominates giving a dramatic tone to your subject.Good framing and composition.
batalay (38953) 2006-11-01 12:02
What a wonderful shot. I remember visiting it during the day, when the black sand (pulverized lava) ws not only too hot to walk on, but there was simply too much contrast with everything else to photograph it effectively. It is a briliant idea to photograph it this manner, in the evening! Although it strikes of the notion of photographing a black cat in a coal mine, a good digital camera can clearly do magic. Superb shot! As for your note about Trekearth's ability to create addiction. Independently, we all thank (or curse) the individual who introduced us to the site. Greetings from Virginia, Bulent
dhurjati (2709) 2006-11-01 12:22
Guess it is taken during night!!Lovely POV.Love the pattern that the incoming waves has created.The sea is not very calm it seems!!Almost one can sense the atmosphere in this shot.Good tone of the colour and good light management as well.
Greetings from India,
veronika (6058) 2006-11-01 12:28
very "deep" image, mainly due to darker colours, good one. Black sand beach is also on the vulcanic island near Sicily, it was too hot to walk on it during midday :)
miuky (3335) 2006-11-01 12:29
The line is great, the composition also, but the bright shadow upside the house made me try to correct that...I also repositioned a bit the house and gradiently darkend some more the sky(even if not necessary), glide some more the noise, and hoping that you wont mind, dared to upload the workshop...I like it very much
cobraphil8 (82) 2006-11-01 12:33
superbe ambiance, j'aime beaucoup ta composition.
On voit bien que c'est volcanique avec ce rendu noir.
rhizomes (15343) 2006-11-01 12:38
Très belle image à l'atmosphère puissante et sombre. Le ciel semble vouloir se déchirer à tout moment...Ce baigneur ajoute une dimension humaine bienvenue, même si on se demande ce qu'il fait là au milieu du sable noir par ce temps...;-)
isabib (1953) 2006-11-01 14:03
Great shot of the beach. Great details and sharpness. Well done.
sc07 (1292) 2006-11-01 17:50
Encore une fois, magnifique composition. Haiwaii semble avoir été une belle source d'inspiration pour toi, toutes tes photos y sont superbes. Je ne sais pas comment tu arrives à obtenir cette atmosphère particulière, avec des couleurs très sombres, presque du N&B légèrement bleuté...en tout cas c'est superbe!
maki (0) 2006-11-01 18:14
Wonderful, a little bit scarry atmosphere. I like those dark tones of blue, green with the lonely man and the waves. I can already hear that sound.
vagabondtravels (6511) 2006-11-01 23:21
Well seen and captured. There is an interesting atmosphere you have created here.
MikiM (1924) 2006-11-02 1:22
VEry good composition again - perfect example of the golden rule (harmonic division). The great PP work is significant and I like it very much.
delkoo (68) 2006-11-02 3:33
l'atmosphere de cette photo est vraiment exeptionnelle, la doninante vert/bleue est du plus bel effet.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2006-11-02 4:38
Very well composition of the black sky and the black beach. The details, sharpness and lighting are superb. Excellent capture !
Cretense (68703) 2006-11-02 4:41
Great atmospheric photo! Some would say it's a little bit dark, but I think that's the secret of the magic shot. congratulations!
jaja1970 (1304) 2006-11-02 12:03
Wonderful picture of a very nice & rare beach (in black). Great scary and cold scene.
Dark horizon and the water which looks to be freezed, remember me pictures of the south pole (in night).
Your PS job has made it much higher.
TFS and Good Luck,
Deepforest (9260) 2006-11-02 14:33
very interesting photo, the black sand is really amazing. Nice atmosphere...
xavshot (69835) 2006-11-06 13:18
superbe photo et belle ambiance dans ce post. J'aime beaucoup la luminosité et la présence de ce personnage
jinju (14265) 2006-11-09 3:28
really nice work! the b/w is very dramatic, I like the darkness of it all, it ceryainly sets a mood. Id like the man to be a bit closer, more of a presence than now if that was at all possible, though ofcourse his presence here is great as is too, for me this needs somebody.
Paolo (41222) 2006-11-10 11:36
Hi Inna, i 'don't know why, but in that image there's something of ...dark...as a clip of an horror movie!
maybe the dark sand, and sky, the few light and the lonely man walking to the sea...anyway is an excellent shot, with a great PP work, also with that dark mood!
thanks, and have a nice w.e.
zeca (19762) 2006-11-15 22:50
Dark, heavy, sad mood...very impressive, Inna!
Good post process! Nice perspective with excellent DOF. Its a nice beach, and I like the rocks all around...
kurekpit (401) 2006-11-23 18:07
Very interesting photo,great shot and excellent atmosphere
* Piotr *
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-01-09 8:21
Hello Inna! Beautiful shot with great colours and light! Good perspective and sharpness!
Happy New Year 2007!
essie (169) 2008-07-15 14:57
This is a great, moody image. The composition is good, and the gray-black tones in the water, sand and sky all work really well together. Thanks for sharing!
gmg (4202) 2011-01-25 13:25
Beautiful colours and atmosphere thanks to a nice PP.