Walking the warm, sunny beaches of Maui is one of my favorite pastimes. Photographers are taught to shoot landscapes, people and other subjects during the "golden hour" around sunrise and sunset. The soft light at these times is beautiful, rendering everything with a golden hue. That's great for some photos, but there is no substitute for mid-day tropical sunlight and a polarizer filter when capturing images of water. I am fascinated with the array of colors visible in these conditions.