I was in a meeting at the Fairmont Kea Lani with the TEDxMaui team. Our producer was staying there for the annual Noble Chef event the next day (for which I was one of the photographers) and invited us up to meet her new baby boy, born just a few weeks before.
We were out on the lanai at sunset, and I grabbed these shots, not really thinking they’d amount to anything. I didn’t have a tripod, so I had to use a shallower depth of field to get the shutter speed up. Fortunately, a wider focal length made for a better composition, so it was easier to do this handheld.
When I got home, I didn’t really have time to deal with the shots, so I swapped out the card, cleaned my sensor and lenses, got my gear together for the next day’s shoot, played with the cats, made dinner, did the shoot the next day, punctuated by a tsunami warning, then client meetings the next week, lots of busy work, and well… I just forgot I even had these shots until I started a routine cleanup of my SD cards today.