Haleakala gets all of the attention but there are other craters in the system as well. They are from left to right Ka Moa o Pele, Pu’u o Maui, Pu’u o Pele, Kamoal’i, Ka Lu’u o Ka O.
Plants are not something I normally photograph but this is an exception. The Silverswords is found only within a 250 acre area on Mount Haleakala, on the island of Maui. It lives 10-50 years and ends it’s life when this stalk grows to 6 feet high and creates hundreds of red flowers. I’ve seen this plant in that state two years ago but have never seen the beginning of that growth as represented in this photo. There are two very small Silverwoods to the left and right that are just starting their cycle.
Today I spent the morning in Haleakala National Park. After spending time on Maui’s coast, the crater is a dramatic contrast. We went from sea level to 10,023 feet and experienced a temperature change from 86° to 51°. Most everyone shoots the crater itself, as did I, but what the light did to the volcanic rocks, the floor below, and clouds on the backside was too good to pass up.
These are the first falls you come to on the road to Hana. They aren’t particularly dramatic but it is an easy hike and they’re tucked away at the base of a dark canyon wall.
That’s the title of an old western song that was a favorite of my dad’s and these barbed wire fences are fun to photograph when I find them. This location is one that I visited two years ago. Hookipa Beach is a popular surfing area with an overlook to watch the surfers. On the back side of the overlook is a steep trail to the ocean which is bordered by this western fence.
I’m spending some time in Maui and took this photo of Lanai this morning. I did a similar shot a couple of years ago and found the spot I took it from to be nearly the same. Often times winds, wave action, and tropical storms move things around.
This shot was part of a recent film set and I can never resist photographing my favorite rock. Not sure B&W does it justice but it was a dark and stormy day.
Occasionally I like to shoot film, it’s just fun. This restaurant is in old town Cottonwood, AZ and was the site of a family gathering prior to my niece’s wedding. I was watching the moon move from left to right and used a bear glass for a tripod.
We had the good fortune to wake up to this view every morning during our stay in Rome. In the foreground is the old city wall and the white structure to the right of the intersection is the entrance to the Villa Borghese Gardens and Museum.
This young lady had been cleaning outside her store in Rome and rearranging the posters on the wall. She had stepped back to admire her work.