Haleakalā mountain’s tallest peak reaches 10,023 feet high and is located on the East side of the Hawaiian island Maui. Autumn and I spent two weeks in Hawaii and wanted to view the famous sunrise from atop of Haleakalā but since we were on the other side of the island it would have taken an early drive to get there. We decided to skip the 3am drive out and try the sunset, we were perfectly happy with the results.
It may look like were are at sea level and that was fog rolling in over the ocean but we are actually above the clouds as the sun was setting. The colors were amazing during the trip, all over the island was like a painters pallet but the colors from this sunset were my favorite and we got lucky with the light. This was one of our favorite experiences on our trip, right up there with swimming with turtles.
I was a little worried with staying past the sunset because of the cold weather and the little one Autumn is growing but she wanted to stay to see the Milky Way. We decided to sit in the car until the sunset was over and the stars were shining brightly. It is probably the closest we have ever been to the stars and despite their being clouds in the sky we had a few breaks to capture photos.
Since we weren’t planning on staying for the stars when we left and I didn’t plan properly I didn’t have my tripod with me, we left it in the condo. So I place the camera in position and put it on a timer to get these star photos.