Patterns Around the Condo

The photographic opportunities in Maui aren’t always limited to beautiful beaches and verdant rain forests. They can also include relatively mundane subjects like condominiums.
We were staying at a condo in South Maui and I made it a point to try and capture some shapes, colors and graphical elements on the property. Here are some of [...]

What Aperture is “best” for scenics and landscapes?

I’ve had a lot of questions over the last couple of months regarding the “best” aperture to use for scenics and landscapes.┬áTradition holds that you should use the smallest lens aperture for your scenic and landscape photos. The purpose of using small apertures like f/22 is to maximize your depth. In other words, you want [...]

More IR on the Road to Hana

This is the quintessential Road to Hana photograph. I’ve seen it in hundreds of advertisements, tour books, TV commercials and websites. Quite literally, there is a single spot where everyone stands to take this shot. How does a photographer bring something new and different to a photograph that has been taken by tens of thousands [...]

IR Along the Road to Hana, Maui

A few days ago we took at trip to Hana, Maui. I had been looking for a way to use my IR camera for some visually compelling photographs, and the road to Hana is a perfect location. When you take images with an IR camera, green foliage turns almost pure white. This means that images [...]

Underwater Photos with Canon G9 Housing

I’ve been having a blast shooting under water photographs here in Hawaii. Before I left for this trip, I purchased an UW housing for my Canon G9 point and shoot camera. So far, I’ve been extremely impressed with the robustness and the operation of the housing. Each day after shooting, I spend about 20 minutes [...]

Chameleon in Paradise

It isn’t quite the right title for a new Jimmy Buffet song, but the title “Chameleon in Paradise” will do for this post. I was taking photos of pretty Plumeria flowers (below) yesterday in Kepaniwai Park on Maui and found this little guy sauntering across the landscape. He wasn’t moving very fast, so I was [...]

Iao Valley

The most common thing to photograph in Iao Vally, Maui is Iao Needle (below). However, if you go to the valley at sunrise, and point your camera down the valley, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful view. This image was taken yesterday morning just as the sun peeked around Mt. Haleakala and struck the opening [...]

La Perouse Bay

In South Maui, there is a little known area called La Perouse Bay that is absolutely beautiful. A lava flow from 1790 touches the beautiful Pacific Ocean as waves crash against the rugged landscape. This area has fast become one of my favorite spots for photography on Maui. If you are patient, you can sometimes [...]

Sunset at La Perouse Bay, Maui

Went out for an evening shoot tonight in La Perouse Bay, Maui. This photo was taken about 20 minutes after sunset. Nikon D700, 14-24mm f2.8.