Day or night

Day or Night??

Piece description from the artist

This photo was an un-expected surprise. In January 2017 I traveled with some friends to Kauai for the first time. I immediately fell in love with the Garden Isle. The lush landscape was always what I had imagined the islands to be.

While staying on the North Shore of the Island near Hanalei Bay, we ventured out to the beach on night after dinner. It was a clear night and the moon was just beginning to rise in the sky.

What is special to me about this shot is that it is a single exposure. I have seen photographs like this but they have been blended together in post. Using long exposure and the moon to my back I was able to get the stars and the landscape in on exposure. The moon served as my light, beautiful and illuminating the mountains across the bay.

Other works by William Mackie

About William Mackie

Larkspur, CA

William brings many years of creative experience to the table. He possesses an MFA in Cinematography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. His studies have taken him around the world. In the summer of 2008 he studied at the prestigious Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, the fifth oldest film school in the world. In 2011, while completing his masters, Will traveled to Dublin, to work on the Academy Award nominated film Albert Nobbs starring Glenn Close. With this experience he is able to provide exceptional composition and lighting to all of his work using his highly refined eye to turn your special moments into art.

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