At the conclusion of a long night shoot atop Haleakala, on the island of Maui, I decided to do something I seldom have interest or energy to do… take a self-portrait. Photography on this trip in late 2013 was not the priority as I was vacationing with family, but I did eek out a night or two to explore the stars. Since my trip was not focused on photography my timing was not the best to capture the Milky Way in all its glory. The moon was much too bright, but that brightness is what made my self-portrait possible. Not my best, but still a fun photo to take.