Tiki Carver

Tiki Carver

Since this was our first trip to Hawaii, we had to attend a luau. Rather than a ”normal” luau, though, we ended up choosing to visit the ”Feast at Lele” in Lahaina which is more of a gastronomic tour of the South Pacific (and, by the way, very highly recommended). Just at the entrance to the large terrace hosting the event, this young man was carving tikis and other sculptures for sale to the tourists and I grabbed a couple of shots of him (with his permission) as he worked.

This image was taken under available light. The sculptor had a single outdoor floodlight set up as a working light and it provided exactly the kind of illumination that I wanted for the picture.

By the way, if you visit the Feast at Lele, remember to take a lens longer than the 50mm I had that night if you want pictures of the dancers (unless you have a table right at the front). The lighting during the show is great but my lens choice that evening wasn’t up to the job of catching the action on the stage.

Exif Information

  • ApertureValue: f/3.3
  • ShutterSpeedValue: 1/44 sec
  • ISOSpeedRatings: 800
  • ExposureProgram: Manual
  • ExposureBiasValue: 0 EV
  • Flash: No Flash
  • FocalLength: 50 mm
  • Model: NIKON D700
  • Make: Nikon Corporation
  • MaxApertureValue: f/1.4
  • Copyright: Copyright (c) Dave Wilson, 2012
  • MeteringMode: Spot

Comments (7)

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  • Evan Gearing

    Wow, this is great Dave! Love how he’s set against a black backdrop! This Hawai’i series is making me jealous. Went there 5 years ago and I didn’t have the photo gear and chops I have now so I’m itching to get back, but we plan on it for next year! These are great and can’t wait to see more!
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  • Dave Wilson

    Thanks, Evan. This particular shot is definitely one of my top 5 favourites from the trip. Hopefully we’ll get back there too some day since we had an amazing vacation but it will take a bit of saving first!

  • Mark Blundell

    Superb shot – the lighting is sublime. You’ve captured the movement and concentration beautifully.

  • Griffin Stewart

    Love this shot Dave! One of my favorites and amazing job on the lighting exposure!
    Griffin Stewart´s last post ..Solar de Uyuni

  • Maarten

    Congratulations on getting mentioned noteworthy on PhotoFriday !

  • Dave Wilson

    Thanks, Maarten! I hadn’t noticed the PhotoFriday mention yet!

  • fotorol

    A excellent photo!
    fotorol´s last post ..1. WATER 5-02-2013 to 15-02-2013

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