I shot this photo in 2007 and my camera had major issues at the time. It wasn’t metering properly but I managed to salvage a few shots that day. They aren’t perfect but such is life. That might have been the only time I’ll ever be in Tahiti while Teahupo’o is going off.
I recently Google image searched this photo because someone had reached out to me about making a painting of this image. I was surprised by the number of websites that had taken this photo. There are many more too, google image search only displays a certain number of photos… (click giant screenshot to see larger below 115MB png)
Shot on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Click the image to high quality version.
Buy a print (click image to see at full resolution ~65MB jpg ~125 Megapixel)
Here is a video of the fireworks. One particularly interesting part of this video is when the big ship goes by around the 10:50 mark. Apologies for the tight framing in the video. I forgot the wider lens for my video camera but figured I would post this just in case anyone wants to see this.