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Sunrise Haleakala N.P - Maui - Hawaii

Haleakala N.P - Far above the Clouds.

Haleakala National Park slices up volcanic Mt. Haleakala, a dramatic scurry to the clouds from sea level to over 3000 meters (10,000 feet) over a distance of 60 km (35 miles). The environment changes rapidly and dramatically with the altitude, from subtropical rainforest at sea level to subalpine desert in the crater. The sunset photo i posted a while ago, here is the sunrise.....far above the clouds.


Problem with being there at sunrise means you have a very early start of the day. My day started at 2:15am, in the car at 2:30am and i was on top of the volcano around 4am. Too early, but 30 min after me the crowds came in and very quickly the parking lot was full.

Despite the cold that morning, the reward was great seeing the sun coming up above the clouds.




Technical Details;

Camera; Canon EOS 1Ds mkIII

Lens; Canon 70-200mm 2.8L IS USM

Exposure; 1/6 sec

Aperture; f16

Filter; Lee Hard Edge 0.3 and 0.9 Grad

ISO; 100 RAW

Tripod; Gitzo 3541L

Ballhead; RRS BH-55 with B2 AS II clamp



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Taken on October 13, 2011