Ka’uiki, Maui

In Hawaiian ‘uiki means: “To glimmer, especially of a light through a hole, crack, or narrow opening; to twinkle faintly; the opening through which light shines.” We think this is an apt moniker for this black and white shot of Ka’uiki from photographer Mike Neubauer.

An extended length exposure smooths the surface of the bay and brings added relief to lava rocks jutting up from the shallow shore here at Ka’uiki, Maui.

From the Photographer:

At 3:30am I drove a couple hours to get to this area, where I had to hike around a pine needle laced shore line, up and down cliffs in order to watch the sun spread its wings and kiss this empty beach. I chose to shoot this in black and white, because I wanted to capture the intensity of the sky merging into the soft feel of the ocean. To do this I had to blow out the sky while keeping the detail in the hill and rocks. This gave the feel of the sun dripping into the shore line.

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About Mike Neubauer

Hawaii based landscape photographer Mike Neubauer has been honing his craft for over 15 years. His fascination with light and the elements of nature play nicely into his compositions. Trained at The Art Institute of Colorado, Mike has become a master at portraying the magic of nature in full grandeur. After spending time in Italy studying photography, Mike moved to the Hawaiian Islands. A perfectionist with an acute sense of detail, Mike has since explored the lush landscapes of Hawaii in pursuit of capturing the essence of its beauty. His awe inspiring images have attracted the attention of gallery owners, national magazines and international art distribution houses that proudly feature his work. A selection of Mike's work can be found on his website at mknbr.com.