I should probably write something here before I fall asleep.
The long drive up Maui's Mt. Haleakala to watch the sunrise is one of those things you really only need to do once. I've already done it three times. But my new camera has been giving me some incredible shots, so I decided I'd make the trek again to see what happens. Unfortunately, this meant setting my alarm for 3:00am so I could get to the summit in time.
Ummm... yeah... so totally worth it...
I also got to see a baby Silversword on the way down...
These amazing plants are unique in several ways...
At the Ranger's Station Visitor Center, a few adult Silverwords were in bloom...
This just in from the "I don't ever want to go back home department," here's the beach today...
And now, it's time for a nap. I'm on vacation so I can do that...
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Awesome photos. And I wish the beaches here looked that inviting.
Oh God, I never thought about it, but I am definetely going to put Hawaii on my list of “places I wanna see”.
And even if you had a crappy camera, I think this is one of those places that are so beautiful that look great with any camera!!
I am so jealous it’s like a pain in my chest.
Your volcano pics put mine to shame!
The first and the last shot are breathtaking. And that plant is very cool. I love botany.
HO.LY.HELL. Absolutely breathtaking – I can’t imagine being there! You could totally sell those prints.
I love the sunrise shots, something almost angelic about them.
Last September I got an email from one of my internet buddies who said “Do you want to go to Hawaii?” He caught me off guard but, it took me about 2 seconds to say “Sure, I’ve always wanted to to go.” and so, last November, I was awed by many of the same places and things. I am so envious, now. I think I’ll email Luca now and ask him if he wants to go back.
wow, those sunrise shots are amazing, Dave! The ones of just the sky remind me of the end of the earth in The Gods Must Be Crazy.
And the water! Beautiful.
thanks for getting up and sharing the fruits of your labor with us.
Love these photos, especially the composition of the second to last one.
We haven’t made it up to Haleakala for the sunrise, yet, but I keep telling my wife, we’re going up there in February. She’d rather just sleep in. 🙂
QUESTION, and stop me if you’ve heard this one: If you need a vacation so badly why are you blogging in realish time about it?
I hope you’re getting the rest you need.
Got my new iMac! Now we’re twins!
And would just like to say… beautiful photos. 🙂
Have I mentioned how jealous I am? Looks like you are having a great vacation. Love the photos!
Great photos… I need to now ask… is this with your new camera? At some point, you will get tired of me asking about it and just blog about it.
Or block any future posts from me until you get back from vacation… he he
do it again!
Wow, those shots are amazing! That new camera is really collaborating with you!
I wanna go to Hawaii too *boo boo lip*
Dude, that looks amazing!!! I can see why you love it so much. and those were some SWEET shots of the sunrise!!!
Those are beautiful photos. I love the beaches of Maui.
Congratulations! You have taken the first sunrise pictures that I have ever seen that actually portray the luminosity and beauty and color in a non boring manner! Thank you, they are gorgeous.
Those sunrise photos are breathtaking. I can only imagine how much more spectacular it must have been to be there in person.
My wife and I are starting to plan our annual spring vacation. We were thinking about a nice moderately priced long weekend in Florida.
Reading about your trip and seeing your pictures makes Florida seem kind of sucky in comparison. So now I’m jonesing for a 10 day Hawaii trip that will likely cost three times as much.
Wow… all I can say is WOW.
Your pictures are absolutely amazing. I’m jealous of your camera and your vacation. I’ve never been to Hawaii. I hope I get there someday.
That’s one thing I didn’t do…was go up to Haleakala for sunrise. On my list for next time….now ya got me thinking when I can fit a trip to Maui in…..but getting too busy and do have another trip planned at xmas…a cruise…so have something to look forward to!
Don’t know if you eat fish…but great fish at Mama’s fish house (pricey) and cheap was the Alexander’s fish shop in Kihei for Mahi Mahi.
Absolutely stunning photos sir.
My goodness, thank you for sharing these magnificent photos of the sun rising!! Worth waking up for huh???
wow. somehow you managed to capture the volcano like eruption of the sun. fucking awesome!!
i never knew about the silversword. thanks for the education. and for sharing those stunning beach photos.
Absolutely gorgeous!!! I wish my husband wasn’t afraid to fly.
Simply beautiful photos, Dave. Those beach scenes look a lot easier to photograph than they really are. Fantastic.