Sometimes there is nothing better than rediscovering an old photo. I had this slide (yes slide) of Haleakala Crater in Haleakala National Park , Hawaii drum scanned back in 2004. At the time I took this photo with Fuji Provia 400 film as it had great response for night photography and seemed to be the right fit for my effort to photograph the crater under a full moon. Note: Click below to see a larger version of the image.
This spot is most notably photographed at sunrise and I highly recommend being there for that view at least once in your life. Its breathtaking, if the clouds cooperate. For myself I wanted to see this landscape (if even subtly) under moonlight. At an elevation over 10,000 feet you can see for dozens if not one hundred miles over the Pacific ocean and if you’re a stargazer you can see billions of stars in the sky above. For these reasons this seemed to be the perfect place to be, to see land, sea and sky in layers of movement… each at their own pace. A volcano ever growing with clouds swirling about it over a vast ocean lit by an arcing moon destined to set as quickly as it arose. Haleakala crater is stunning & dynamic location that I can’t wait to revisit again.
[tags]Photography, picture, Haleakala National Park, Hawaii, Fuji Provia 400, landscape, nature, stock photo[/tags]