A weekend in Maui
In the beginning of October, we spent a long weekend visiting fellow photographer and friend Karim Iliya in Maui, Hawaii. As always, shooting with him is a fun, inspiring, creative and productive process – here are some of the results.
Aurora’s first attempts at macro photography: a silversword (an endemic, rare plant on Haleakala) covered in morning dew.
Lava tube near the black sand beach at the Wai’anapanapa State Park.
Cinder cones in the Haleakala crater, with a few clouds rolling in that make it seem almost as if the volcano were still active and spewing smoke. With thanks to Karim for letting me play with his telephoto zoom lens.
Aurora’s first attempts at macro photography: an anole lizard in Karim’s back-yard. With many thanks to Karim for lending us his macro lens and for the tips about how to focus it.
A long exposure of the Red Beach close to Hana shows the contrasting colours of the volcanic sand and the blue ocean waters at dusk.
Sunrise at the summit of the Haleakala volcano (about 10,000 ft). In the distance, you can see the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii.
As we were photographing this lush tropical forest, Karim sent friend and talented model Caitlin Ahern across the little stream to add a sense of scale (and a splash of contrasting color) to the composition.
Light seeping in through a thicket in Wai’anapanapa State Park. This is an experiment in using only one color (in addition to tones of black and white) in a photo.