Haleakala Sunset   102266
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Location: Pu'u 'Ula'ula / Haleakala, Maui (3055 m)      by: Christoph Seger
Area: United States      Date: 26-07-2013
Going to Maui means not only to snorkel in a tropical paradise or to take and survive the road to Hana (which is by the way quite harmless ...), but of course also to go up the volcano. You can certainly hike up there, you can go and see some siverswords in bloom (if you are lucky) and you can be quite sure to see a stunning sunrise or sunset if you can make it in time.

Go to see a sunrise and you can be sure to be among hundreds of other tourists eagerly waiting in the cold night for the sun to rise. All of this after you queued up the winding mountain road between drivers hopefully never coming across myself in a more alpine environment - you can be sure, that you will meet them again on the way down...

Consequently we took the chance to see a sunset from the mountain top. We were almost alone, sat down for a while in the warm afternoon sun, watched the trade winds piling up the clouds around the mountain and could not let loose from this view almost into complete darkness.

Technical details: 18:15 local time, f/14, 1/40, ISO 200.
9 RAW pictures at 70 mm, Canon 550D. Hugin, Gimp


View, like out of a plane. Really nice sunset.
2013/08/27 19:05 , Adri Schmidt
2013/08/27 19:23 , Lukas R. Vogel
Das wundervolle Panorama hat sich geöffnet und mir fiel gleich das Lied ein "... über den Wolken, muss die Freiheit wohl grenzenlos sein ..." - super Christoph und danke, dass Du in Deinem Schatzkästchen gestöbert hast ;-) - lG Hans-Jörg
2013/08/27 21:29 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle
Ein gigantisches Wolkenmeer und für Dich sicher ein unvergeßliches Erlebnis. LG Fried
2013/08/28 10:31 , Friedemann Dittrich
It is terrific, that you like this picture. I added the technical details, the horizontal angle is about 80°. Picture 13582 taken from sea level eastward towards the summit has been shot almost exactly a day before ....

Kind regards Christoph
2013/08/28 17:58 , Christoph Seger
Ganz tolle interessante Wolkenlandschaft.
Lg Markus
2013/08/28 18:18 , Markus Schwendimann
Oh, these Haleakala sunrises and sunsets, everyday different, almost everyday stunning! Thanks for reminding me, Christoph!
2013/08/29 17:47 , Wolfgang Schmähling
Fantastic, Christoph! I really miss that - being able to walk above the clouds. LG Jan.
2013/08/30 14:38 , Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
Absolut himmlisch. Kaum zu glauben, dass es sich um einen bodenständigen Aufnahmestandort handelt. Das muss ein tolles Erlebnis gewesen sein!
2013/08/30 23:49 , Jörg Braukmann
VG, Danko.
2013/09/06 23:27 , Danko Rihter

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