It’s a big, round world

By |2013-12-16T10:38:04+00:00Dec 16th, 2013|
If there is one lesson that I’m learning during my stay here on the Big Island of Hawaii, it’s that you should not try and predict the weather. I’ve seen some of the most beautiful and dramatic shifts in weather patterns right in front of my eyes these past few days and it hasn’t ceased to amaze yet.

Last night was a perfect example. All signs pointed towards a lackluster, overcast sunset at Two Step beach. We just assumed that all of the color would fizzle out or not show up at all so I decided to turn my attention to getting tight shots of the water flowing over the rocks (you can see them in the lower left corner of the frame). But sure enough, as the sun approached the horizon, the clouds broke apart and the sky erupted into a gorgeous array of colors. It turned out to be a spectacular sunset so I slapped on my good ol’ Canon 15mm Fisheye Funkbuster with a 3-stop ND gel onto my Sony A7 and went to work.

I could get used to all of this lack of planning for the weather. :)


  1. kerstin huston December 16, 2013 at 9:28 am - Reply

    that is so tight

  2. Doug Dillon December 16, 2013 at 9:50 am - Reply

    you better hang on….you may fall off that round earth. LOL!!! Nice shot +Brian Matiash !!

  3. Caroline Hunter December 16, 2013 at 10:27 am - Reply

    very cool picture

  4. jose mo December 16, 2013 at 11:26 am - Reply

    where is that

  5. Fynali Iladijas December 16, 2013 at 11:45 am - Reply

    You & +Trey Ratcliff give us such great narratives of the stories behind these frames…

    Thank you, guys.

  6. Michael Nolen December 16, 2013 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    You've never been to Maine or the maritimes, have you…..

  7. Sunny Wu December 16, 2013 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    nice fish eye

  8. Wayne Williamson December 16, 2013 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    great capture and process

  9. heze aros December 17, 2013 at 2:37 am - Reply


  10. Vikas Reddy December 17, 2013 at 3:33 am - Reply

    nice view

  11. George Fletcher December 17, 2013 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    This is awesome! What a cool comp!

  12. Christopher Wieser December 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Incredible capture +Brian Matiash! Love the hint of golden light throughout the photo!

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