This photo was shot 13 years ago with a early design digital camera. I know it was taken on the island of Maui, Hawaii and I think, pretty sure, seem to remember it was a night shot. But, it’s digital and we live in the world of Photoshop. Maybe it was a sunset, or sunrise and I was goofing around some years ago in Photoshop. Guess I’ll have to check the RAW file but I kinda like it as a night image, full moon shining on the sea….
At 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.