Haleakala, and Others

Haleakala Classic

Haleakala Classic

My explorations of Maui included the long drive up to Haleakala. Start at sea level, and arrive at 10,000 feet (3000 meters) 90 minutes later. The crater is spectacular, and I also managed managed to capture informal portraits of the ranger and a pretty blond hiker.  The ranger gave her safety talk to the tune of Gilligan’s Island.  Three images are obviously not from the crater.  The black and white was taken near the main power station, the stitched pano is a small village tucked away on West Maui, and the the sunset was in Kihei.

80 responses

  1. Amazing as usual :D

    February 9, 2013 at 9:03 am

  2. sjophotography

    Stunning and so clear. Do you mind sharing some setting from this photo?

    February 9, 2013 at 9:05 am

    • D800, 24-120 VR @ 34mm, f/8, 1/500, ISO 100, hand held. Processed in Bridge/ACR. Color temperature was warmed up considerably.

      February 9, 2013 at 9:12 am

      • sjophotography

        Oh great thanks a lot for posting that

        February 9, 2013 at 11:25 pm

  3. Spectacular photos.

    February 9, 2013 at 9:21 am

  4. The last phot of sunset – beautiful! You are amazing with a camera sir… :)

    February 9, 2013 at 9:32 am

    • Thank you John. I was totally bushed when I took that right across the street from my hotel in Kihei. Somehow I managed to stumble off to dinner nearby.

      February 9, 2013 at 10:11 am

  5. I absolutely love the smell of a load of fresh picked corn. As a child, I’ld go into the cornfield and pluck an ear, peel it, de-hair it, and eat it on the spot. I see the corn on the cob cart roll by every night, steaming… I keep thinking, should I risk the street food? I may yet :)

    February 9, 2013 at 9:44 am

    • I think boiled corn is pretty safe to eat. Thank you for the visit.

      February 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

  6. Stunning!

    February 9, 2013 at 9:50 am

  7. Laura Hilger

    Awesome! I took a trip there many years ago and did the backpacking trip with my siblings that goes through the craters. I’ve been wanting to write about that, but need to get some pictures scanned and whatnot. Fabulous shots-thanks for sharing!

    February 9, 2013 at 10:24 am

  8. All your photos are extraordinary!

    February 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

    • Thank you for making my day a little bit better.

      February 9, 2013 at 10:41 am

  9. Beautiful photos !

    February 9, 2013 at 11:08 am

  10. Roswitha Mecke

    You can see many beautiful things in your life!

    February 9, 2013 at 11:11 am

    • And one can create many beautiful and interesting things in their studio as you do.

      February 9, 2013 at 11:12 am

  11. breathtaking photos!

    February 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm

  12. Spectacular shots. A most excellent set of photos.

    February 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm

  13. Great photos. Years ago I skipped a day of a conference, watched the sunrise at the crater and did the long freestyle cycle ride back down. A great time.

    February 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm

  14. Sooo gorgeous…great work!

    February 10, 2013 at 3:33 am

  15. Some really interesting photos! I really like “Ranger Wendy”. I like it because you caught her doing something then there is the gray look if the ground the green of the bush and her jacket and that little bit of blue sky, all the different contrast of colors make everything stand out.Oh, and by the way, The photo “Trees on the beach” is break taking!

    February 11, 2013 at 4:09 pm

  16. Wow! Beautiful captures!

    February 11, 2013 at 9:02 pm

  17. Those are the best sunsets on the planet—

    February 12, 2013 at 9:03 pm

  18. You have some gorgeous photos here! You’re making me want to visit Hawaii…NOW! Have you done any diving there? I’ve heard it is quite different from Caribbean & Indian Ocean diving I’ve done.

    February 13, 2013 at 11:30 am

    • Only a little bit of diving there. From Maui the boats take you to Molokini Island. In the winter you can hear the Whales. There is diving out of Kona on the big Island, I did it once there to see Mantas, but they were on holiday that night.

      February 13, 2013 at 11:32 am

  19. Absolutely stunning images!

    February 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

  20. So amazing! You are one lucky guy to experience these views! Great photos as per usual!

    February 15, 2013 at 3:11 am

  21. Jen

    These are gorgeous photos of my beloved Maui. Thank you for sharing!

    February 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    • You are welcome. There are more if you use the “Hawaii” menu button in the header.

      February 15, 2013 at 1:20 pm

  22. It’s been a long while since I’ve been to Haleakala. Thanks for the beautiful photos. I was so cold (I forgot my coat at home) that I didn’t stay long, so now I can enjoy the view in the comfort of my house. Before we drove to the top, my husband and I bought a bag of chips at sea level to watch it inflate and then pop open when we got to the top. I took my one and only helicopter flight over Maui and this volcano. I’m a chicken so I thought “No view is ever going to be greater than this, so I’m quitting copter riding while I’m ahead.”

    February 15, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    • The helicopters have a dubious safety record, particularly on Kauai. Thank you for commenting.

      February 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm

  23. Stunning photos!

    February 18, 2013 at 7:05 am

  24. I climbed haleakala 6 years ago when i was 14, when we reached the crater we set up a tent and spent the night up there. It was one of the coolest experiences of my life, your photos really bring me back. awesome stuff

    February 19, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    • I am glad the photo invoked pleasant memories for you.

      February 19, 2013 at 3:54 pm

  25. Saw this on my honeymoon. Fantastic!

    February 20, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    • Great destination for a honeymoon. Thank you.

      February 20, 2013 at 5:58 pm

  26. Beautuful pictures!

    February 25, 2013 at 6:14 pm

  27. This makes me want to go back…soon! After we saw the sun rise on Haleakela, we rode bikes back down…what an incredible day it was! Thanks for bringing back good memories…

    February 26, 2013 at 11:19 pm

  28. Thank you for a small taste of Maui. Photographs are exceptional. :)

    February 27, 2013 at 6:00 am

  29. Beautiful photos. Thanks for visiting and the like of my post “Our Big Snow”

    February 28, 2013 at 7:59 am

    • You are welcome and thank you for commenting here.

      February 28, 2013 at 10:07 am

  30. i have similar shots from years ago, but your colors are much more vivid. it brought back nice memories

    March 1, 2013 at 8:56 am

    • Thank you so much. There is another set that is about 18 months older on the blog.

      March 1, 2013 at 8:57 am

  31. Great textural photos….noticed you managed to get in a couple of girls as well… :)

    March 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm

  32. Great photos!

    March 5, 2013 at 4:44 pm

  33. Wow

    March 7, 2013 at 9:19 am

  34. Beautiful photos. Thank you for visiting and the like of my post “Planted in the Snow up on the Roof”.

    March 7, 2013 at 9:21 am

  35. I love these pictures, which happen to be of one of my favorite places in world (BTW, thanks for the follow on my other blog)!

    March 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm

  36. Thanks for liking my post! Absolutely stunning pictures. I now must make it a point to visit Haleakala during my upcoming trip to Maui!

    March 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    • Thank you for stopping by. I am in love with Hawaii. Haleakala is a can’t miss site. Look at the other photos from Maui too. That place is exciting from every angle.

      March 8, 2013 at 10:27 pm

  37. Your photos are pure poetry. I don’t want to comment on every post, but basically ibid, ibid, ibid…

    March 10, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    • Thank you. These places are beautiful. All I want is to do them justice.

      March 10, 2013 at 10:01 pm

  38. Nice to see your blog and thanks for following me. I’m going to be in Maui the 3rd week in April and was trying to decide about renting a car. Your photos made the decision for me. Looks like much more to do than shot sunup and sunset on the beach?

    March 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    • Definitely rent a car and reserve one before you get there. Once all of the rental companies ran out of cars in Kauai and they were charging three times the going rate. thank you or commenting.

      March 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

  39. I love “Trees On a Beach”. Very good preparation.

    March 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    • Thank you. I had some expert help on that one from a very good teacher, Carolyn Guild.

      March 14, 2013 at 9:39 am

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