On top of the world

Hawaii 2004At first glance you might think of a beach sunrise, waves crashing on shore. It is a sunrise, but from the top of Haleakala, Maui’s largest Volcano. A dormant one they told us, 1.2 million years old. We were standing at the peak (at 10,023 feet) where the 40 degree temp felt much colder in the thin moist air. A gentle breeze didn’t help. As the sun began to break through the clouds I was stunned by the beauty of what was before me, still one of he most breathtaking things I’ve been witness to. The clouds moved like waves, the sky glowed, the shutters clicked away. I have a hundred different images taken that morning but this one was burned into the memory banks forever.


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I began my photography career in high school, 39 years later it's still what defines me more than anything else. I've had other jobs and many hobbies but just never was able to stay away from behind the lens.

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