Photograph of the Week: Maui Rainforest

While hiking along a trail in the rain forest of eastern Maui, I was able to capture this beautiful photograph of the moss covered trees along the trail.
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Photograph of the Week: Maui Rainforest

I was soaked! And I was cold!The rain had been falling all morning, and I hiked up this trail to what the guidebook said was a small waterfall. I was in Maui, one of the Hawai’ian islands, and I dressed for the nice 70-80 degree weather Hawai’i is known for.But this particular morning, I had been dressed in a t-shirt and a pair of shorts, and as I was hiking in a rain forest (the eastern side of Maui is a verdant rain forest) – it was of course raining.I had been driving along the road to Hana. This particular road is loaded with over 30 waterfalls, and I have to admit that at the time my skills, not to mention, my equipment, was lacking.But I still had a eye for composition, or so I believed.And so I took a lot of waterfall pictures that particular morning, but again without the proper equipment – this case neutral density filters – to increase my exposure time to get nice and smooth water.  On my way back from taking a waterfall photograph that was up into the rain forest, off the beaten path, I found this scene. I loved the moss that seem to grow everywhere, and I knew I wanted a photograph of the mossy trees.It had been raining (it is a rain forest, after all!) and in between the showers, with the camera I had, I was able to make this photograph. For me this photograph captures the feeling and sense of what I felt as I loved hiking that trail that morning on my way to Hana!In May, I will return to Maui. I may even hike this particular trail again.  And with the experience and knowledge of photography I have learned over the years, I expect a great improvement in my photographs that I take in Maui. 

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Maui Rain forest


Path thorugh the rain forest along the Road to Hana, Maui.



Path through the rain forest along the Road to Hana, Maui.

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Fine Art Print, Canvas Gallery Wrap, Metal (Satin Finish), Metal (Glossy Finish)

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