Sea Turtle 1 – Black Sand Beach, Hawaii (2009)
This colour photograph (that's right – it's not a black and white) was taken on the Punaluu Black Sand Beach, on the southernmost tip of the Big Island of Hawaii. The image shown here is true to form, and as with all of my photographs, has not been digitally altered. Luckily, I had a very cooperative subject, who was willing to remain motionless for this multi-second exposure, enabling me to capture the blurred motion of pounding waves, and the surreal volcanic seascape enveloped in mist. I used a zoom lens for this one, as approaching the endangered green sea turtle closer than 15 feet earns one a $10,000 U.S. fine!