Taken by Kris Nelson on February 23rd, 2009
Location: Mile Marker 24, Road to Hana, Maui
We had an amazing time driving to Hana this year. Our past two visits along the windy road was with a tour group, so while we learned so much from the tour guides, many of our photo opportunities were rushed.
Since we made the drive this time, and stayed in Hana overnight, we literally had all day to enjoy the sights and stops along the way. In particular, we saved quite a bit of time for hiking up to lesser known waterfalls and actually having time to take more than just 2-3 pictures of them each.
This week’s Sunday Photo showcases one of the results of having that extra time to ourselves. It’s of Hanawi Falls, about 10 miles before Hana. Compare that to the one from last year when I had all of 90 seconds to shoot before getting back on the bus.
As you can see, quite a difference. It’s worth mentioning that it was raining pretty hard last year when I took this photo (you can see it in the black part of the cave in the bigger version), and I’ve also had a ton more practice in the past year, too.
Touching on that last point about having a lot more practice between this and our last trip, I’m still going through the volumes of photos I’ve taken this trip, and have been pretty happy with the results. It looks like we’re going to be having some really nice Sunday Photos in our series for the rest of this year!
If you like this photo, you can see more in our Sunday Photos series here at the blog. Our website also features daily photos on the Today’s Photos page, and if you’re Flickr fans like us, you can check out our Ka’anapali Dreamin’ collection