Maui – IV

The fourth instalment in my Maui collection. Such great memories from this trip 🙂


We stopped quite a few times along the road to Hana to see if we could find some of the waterfalls described in our guidebook. This bamboo forest was along one of the first and most exciting hikes we took to find a set of secluded falls. It was muddy, humid, and slightly dangerous – so it was SUPER fun 🙂


Waterfalls. There are plenty of those in the rainforest along the road to Hana. These are just a few that we were able to see.


We were lucky enough to be able to take a 1-hour helicopter ride during our time in Maui. This shot was taken just as we came through the clouds on the way to the top of the Haleakala crater. Such a cool sight.


One day I drove myself from Kihei all the way along the west and north coastal roads to central Maui. Parts of this road were only just wide enough for a single vehicle, so it was a pretty fun drive.


Taking this shot with the fisheye exaggerates how wide this road was. In reality, it’s a single lane, 180 degree blind uphill corner. Awesomeness.


This wreck was in my guidebook, but you really have to see it to believe it. I had to hike a good 300 yards off the road and through two fences to get to this destroyed vehicle on the coastal cliffs. Your guess is as good as mine as to how it got there.


A sunset on our beach.


A view of the rugged volcanic coastline on the far southwest tip of Maui. You can’t tell, but the wind was ridiculously strong here – I was wiping salt spray off my lenses all morning.


For some reason this view reminded me of a scene straight from Africa. Felt like I could have been on a safari.


The cliffs on the northwest coast of Maui were amazing. Such fantastic views.

I think I may have enough images for one more Maui post like this. Hope you’re not getting sick of these yet!

Equipment:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon Fisheye EF 15mm f/2.8
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L

Brian Furbush - December 21, 2011 - 7:50 am

Not even close to getting sick of these, keep ’em coming. Absolutely awesome set, the cliffs and bamboo forest still are my favorites.

Mike Olbinski - December 21, 2011 - 7:59 am

Awesome stuff man, I’m with Brian 🙂

Although it’s hard to believe that wreck was in the guidebook…I mean, it just looks like a pile of junk!

And what an amazing helicopter ride to just pop out of the clouds like that…must have been awesome!

Jesse Pafundi - December 21, 2011 - 8:16 am

Don’t listen to Mike, I believe you. I hope to someday see Maui set XX.

Chris DeAngelis - December 21, 2011 - 8:33 am

That cloud shot is killer! Another great set!

Rick Louie - December 21, 2011 - 8:33 am

Man I would love to take a helicopter ride over the islands. It would be amazing to come up over the clouds like that!

Chris Frailey - December 21, 2011 - 9:39 am

So envious of thi trip. What an amazing trip you had.

Justin - December 21, 2011 - 10:14 am

Fantastic work! I’m really glad you posted these. A couple years back my dad and I rode from the shores to the summit and back. It was a long ride and we didn’t have much time to stop and shoot photos so it was good to see these places again.

Adam Allegro - December 22, 2011 - 2:46 am

Keep these images coming. Spectacular work. I love the processing in all of them. Well done Heath.

Adam Allegro - December 22, 2011 - 2:47 am

Keep these images coming. They are all fantastic. I dig your processing choice, they all seem to have a similar feel. Love that state and all the beauty it has to offer!

Curt Fleenor - December 22, 2011 - 11:20 am

Awesome set Heath but I absolutely love the sunset image! The mix of textures and tones in it are just incredible.