Pua Mana Beach Front-Lahaina, Maui

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This area of Lahaina was perfect for beach shots. The palm trees swung out toward the ocean, so it was easy to frame a good picture. I learned of the world renowned Australian photographer Peter Lik while visiting Lahaina. He has a Photo Gallery in downtown Lahaina and it’s quite impressive. I was inspired by his landscape photography some years ago and still try to figure out some of his techniques. He’s worth the visit.

Lahaina, Maui
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Blue Lagoon Revisited

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While watching the remake of “Blue Lagoon” called “The Awakening” on Lifetime, a scene caught my eye while the castaways were in a waterfall in Hawaii and I thought, “that looks familiar”. So I looked through my Maui photos from the past year and sure enough, it was filmed at Twin Falls on Maui. I had a tough time getting a shot of this beautiful spot without the crowds. A short hike up off the road to Hana, then you wade chest deep through a section of a stream before you reach the falls. I got there ahead of a crowd and as I was shooting I ask them all if I could have a minute to shoot before they got in the water ahead of me. Surprisingly, they obliged and I held back about 15 people eager to get into the lagoon. This is the shot I got before all hell broke loose.

I wander what it took for the film crew of “The Awakening” to hold back the crowds.

Blue Lagoon Waterfalls
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Bamboo Forest, Maui, Hawaii

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On the road to Hana, on Maui, the hillsides in certain areas are totally covered with bamboo forest. At the “Garden of Eden” arboretum, many varieties of bamboo trees are grown and displayed along beautiful pathways. I don’t remember which bamboo this was, but I thought it was cool enough to get into and take a photo skyward. It made for a neat effect and ended up being one of favorites along way to Hana.

Bamboo Forest, Maui, Hawaii


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Laupahoehoe, Maui, Hawaii

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On April 1st, 1946, a deadly zsunami hit this small fishing community called Laupahoehoe, off the Hana Highway in Maui. Some say the 3rd tidal wave was 50 feet high. No one seem to notice all the water being sucked out of the bay until it was too late. There were 24 students and 4 teachers. One teacher and two students is all that survived.

You can feel how vulnerable you are as you walk around this very low lying bay area to take photos. No where to run to seems to be the feeling you get.

Laupahoehoe, Maui, Hawaii
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