The Getaway Monday image this week takes us the 50th state of Hawaii and the island of Maui. On a recent trip to Maui, I made the trek up Haleakala for sunrise at 10,000 feet. There was a caravan of cars up the mountain in the early morning hours of my first morning in Hawaii. Using the time difference to my advantage, I went early in my trip as my body was still three hours ahead. Once getting to the top it was a little bit brisk with a constant wind as well, there is not a place to be wearing shorts and flip flops as you wait for the sun to rise. I picked out a location up a little path and set up my tripod starting to photography the stars as I waited for the sun to rise. The image for today is a pre-dawn shot and with a longer shutter speed was able to capture some of the movement of the clouds just below me. Once the sun rose it was time for a little exploring prior heading back to Kannapali and some time at the pool.
A picture tells a story. With so many ways to tell a story, a picture not only communicates the vision I see but allows viewers to interpret the story in their own way.
The enjoyment of communicating stories through images has been with me since I was young, and it has grown over the years. Working as a software implementation consultant and now photographer my business and artistic knowledge allows me to look at projects from a a center point. This balance lets me refine my photographic vision and tell the necessary story which will make your next project exciting and successful.