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Maui – II » heath ofee dot com

Maui – II

The more I look back at these photos, the more I want to get back to Hawaii for some real exploration. There are so many spots just on Maui that I didn’t get to explore fully – or explore at all. Next time 🙂

The beach at our condo complex was amazing. A decent amount of shade if you wanted it and surf just big enough for some quality boogie boarding. Oh, and these rocks made for some great photo opportunities.

Two more shots from our beach – gotta love the palm tree silhouette.

We were staying in Kihei, and one day I decided to venture as far south as the road would take me – I ended up at this location. Amazing, rugged volcanic rock formations created an amazing bit of low coastline.

When Brei and I stopped at the black sand beach past Hana, the first thing we noticed was a crazy person swimming out in the aggressive surf of the small inlet. He must’ve been almost 200 yards out when we got there, and we watched him battle the surf all the way back in. Amazing.

The road to Hana is truly one of the most beautiful drives I’ve ever taken. The long, windy road takes you through some amazing rainforest. Mike – this one’s for you 🙂

I posted a similar shot yesterday – this is another from the west side of the island between Kihei and Lahaina.

This is a view looking inland from the volcanic south west coast you saw above. The dark rock, scrubby brush, and low cloud was irresistible.

This grove of trees is above the black sand beach. The fisheye yielded an interesting result.

A little ways south of Wailea I came across this tiny moon-shaped inlet. I could have easily spent a couple hours just sitting on these rocks enjoying the view in silence.

For most of the week I was there we were treated to less than ideal sunsets. Thankfully, on our last night this happened. The photography gods were smiling on me that night.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon Fisheye EF 15mm f/2.8
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II
Canon 50mm f/1.4

M.Christine Duncan - December 15, 2011 - 7:41 am

Beautiful images Heath! Have always wanted to visit there… the water shots are gorgeous. Enjoying your blog!

Jesse Pafundi - December 15, 2011 - 8:07 am

Sick shots once again. So many winners here. Also, that person is an idiot for swimming at that beach not only because of the surf but its also infested with Man of War. What a dummy.

Jesse Pafundi - December 15, 2011 - 8:08 am

Probably the most aggressive comment I’ve ever posted. Apologies.

Brian Furbush - December 15, 2011 - 8:15 am

Damn dude, these are all awesome. That sunset is stunning.

Mike Olbinski - December 15, 2011 - 9:15 am

Sunset is gorgeous man. And nice job staying far back from that crazy person swimming…that way if he suddenly drowned, you’d be in no position to help 🙂

I’m so kidding.

I love these though. What an awesome beach to stay on!

Len Saltiel - December 15, 2011 - 9:39 am

I agree with Mike, that sunset is beautiful Heath.

Justin - December 15, 2011 - 10:00 am

Great series..both of them! Thanks for sharing them.

Jim Denham - December 15, 2011 - 11:27 am

Nice work Heath!

LensScaper - December 15, 2011 - 11:34 am

Gorgeous sunrise and I really like those first two high-key images.

Hanowell - December 15, 2011 - 5:35 pm

Great shots, looks like a beautiful place.

Rick - December 16, 2011 - 6:45 am

Awesome series, Heath! Some excellent images that I’d be proud to hang on my wall.

A.Barlow - December 16, 2011 - 10:31 am

Man, I really love that third shot with the palm trees. The look and feel of it is spectacular!

Adam Allegro - December 19, 2011 - 5:56 am

Beautiful images. Wonderful work Heath!

Chris DeAngelis - December 20, 2011 - 8:25 am

That sunset is epic! Loving the fisheye shot of the beach too!