HALEAKALA HOUSE OF THE SUN

If the Hawaiian islands are famous for something other than their perfect beaches – it has to be the massive volcanoes that dominate the islands. Maui is crowned by the 10,000 foot monster that is Haleakala, itself a National Park, and one of the view mountains of such a height that can be driven from sea level to summit. I took two trips to the top of Haleakala. The first was a stargazing trip at dusk, where we watched the sun set from above the clouds. The second trip was a pre-dawn raid to the summit to see the sun rise. On that occasion gusts of low cloud brought a melancholy gloom to the mountain, but the light still let me take some shots which I’m very happy with.