Maui’s Dawn

Waves breaking over lava rocks on the Maui shoreline at dawn

Hawaii is a fantastic place for a lazy landscape photographer.  In the world of landscape photography, there really is only two hours per day that matter – the hour around dawn and the hour around dusk.  I’ve never been accused of being early to rise – so catching sunrises is difficult for me.  When you head several timezones west, it suddenly isn’t so unreasonable.  Every morning I woke before dawn and drove to a new location to shoot.

This scene was right behind the hotel where we had attended a groom’s dinner the night before.  It was great to be able to pre-scout my shot.  It was also great that I didn’t have to do any bushwhacking to get here – the parking lot was twenty feet from where I was standing.  It was still very hazardous – even jaggety lava rock is VERY slippery.

Vital Stats: Canon 40D w/Canon 10-22mm @16mm.  ISO100, f/22, 2.5 seconds

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