A Portrait of Lahaina

If you haven’t been following the work of my bud Jesse Pafundi, you should definitely start now. He’s been posting some great little sets that really tell the story of a day or location – awesome stuff. With that said, this post of mine was 100% inspired by what Jesse has been doing.

Lahaina is a great little town on the western coast of Maui – we were told it is a must visit, and we weren’t disappointed. Not only does it have one of the coolest town parks I’ve ever seen in Banyan Tree Park, but the main streets have some great places for both shopping and eating. We spent a good portion of an afternoon just cruising the streets and I did what I could to capture a little piece of the town with my 50mm. Oh, and we had a meal at Cheeseburger in Paradise – hard to pass on a name like that.

Equipment:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon 50mm f/1.4
Black¤Rapid RS-4 Camera Strap (this camera strap changed my life)

Tobias George - August 31, 2011 - 7:19 am

A great way to get a feel for your trip! I like the air conditioning shot a lot.

Brian Furbush - August 31, 2011 - 7:27 am

Great set Heath – always a fan, as you know, of walk-around posts…you did great telling a little story here!

Jesse Pafundi - August 31, 2011 - 7:32 am

So. Good. Humbled by the shout out my friend. This is just an awesome set. I wish I did this when I was there. You did a great job of capturing the nuances of Lahaina.

Steven Perlmutter - August 31, 2011 - 7:32 am

What a great series Heath. Brings back memories of my trip there many years ago. The 50 prime was the perfect lens for these shots, and I really dig the processing.

Chris DeAngelis - August 31, 2011 - 8:03 am

Great set Heath! Thanks for sharing your day with us!

Chris Nitz - August 31, 2011 - 8:14 am

Great set of image man!

Mike Olbinski - August 31, 2011 - 9:01 am

Woooo, love these man! Nice job…

Chris Frailey - August 31, 2011 - 9:05 am

Great job Heath.

A.Barlow - August 31, 2011 - 9:11 am

I was waiting for the shaved ice shot. Interesting sign too about the cats. Cats are a big deal in Hawaii. A big deal in a bad way unfortunately.

Jon Stolarski - August 31, 2011 - 11:38 am

great series, feels like I’ve been there.

Rick - August 31, 2011 - 1:35 pm

Nice story telling! I love shave ice. Mmmm! Could go for one now!

Edith Levy - August 31, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Really nice set of images Heath. I really like the perspective on the park shot.

Russ Scullen - August 31, 2011 - 2:22 pm

Hey Heath,
Thanks for posting these shots and the others from Maui. Loved it when we went. So many photo ops, so little time:)

Jim Denham - August 31, 2011 - 6:12 pm

Awesome set Heath! Really get the feel of the place!

Jacob Lucas - August 31, 2011 - 6:16 pm

Ahhhhh Lahaina. I love this town! This is a great set, mate.

murphyz - September 1, 2011 - 5:55 am

Got very distracted by the link to the Black Rapid strap…looks pretty cool. Otherwise, awesome set of shots with great depth – that 50mm worked a treat here.

Dave DiCello - September 1, 2011 - 7:15 am

What an awesome set of shots here man, looks beautiful!

Rich Williams - September 1, 2011 - 7:20 am

Loving everything in this series. Congrats on your R-strap, by the way. =)