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Broken Window

I posted an image yesterday of the Church at Kahakuloa on Maui’s northwestern shore.  I told the story of Kahekili II, a Maui ruler from the 1700’s.  After capturing that image, I decided to walk around the building to find other photo opportunities when I came across a broken window. I thought that this one would not only be a photographic challenge but also a good use of some of the techniques that I was working on. So, I hand-held the camera and tried to find the right focus point which would showcase both the broken glass and the inside of the abandoned church.

The car rental companies warn that you should not travel around Maui’s northwestern shore. I really don’t understand why because, although the road is a narrow and winding, it is paved the entire way. Cell phone service is not good so perhaps it’s an issue with breakdowns and assistance but enough cars come by that help is only a few minutes away. I have read that the road can be dangerous in heavy rains and that flooding and rock slides can be a problem. The drive itself is absolutely breathtaking!  In many ways, it’s more impressive than the overly publicized (and traveled) Hana Highway.

Broken Window
Kahakuloa Church Window

This image was taken with my Sony Alpha a7S using my Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 Lens set on 25mm. The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode with the aperture set at f/22, shutter speed at 1/25th of a second and the ISO set at 100.  Processing was done in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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