Sunset at the Fairmont Kea Lani in HDR

Sunset at the Fairmont Kea Lani in HDR

It happens. Well, maybe more now that I’m getting older. I just found these shots on an SD card that I’d forgotten about. I was in a meeting at the Fairmont Kea Lani with the TEDxMaui team. Our producer was staying there for the annual Noble Chef event the next day (for which I was […]

Joy at Sunset on Maui

Enjoying The Kihei Sunset

My wife and I took a little time out yesterday to appreciate the sunset at the beach near our home in Kihei, Maui.

Piliani Kope Farm at Sunset

Piliani Kope Farm

We were treated to a special evening at the Piliani Kope Farm yesterday. My wife Kathy and I dined under the stars on scrumptious, locally sourced cuisine prepared by our friends at Kupu Maui, a new popup restaurant. “Kupu” means to sprout or grow in Hawaiian, and emerged out of three friends’ simple desire to […]

Sunset in a Hurry!

Kihei Neighborhood Sunset

Okay… I almost never do this kind of thing, but here I was in the kitchen prepping dinner, and I look out the lanai and see the sun emerge under the clouds over my neighbor’s roof near sunset, and it’s perfect. I knew I didn’t have time to get in the car and race down […]

Recent Surrealistic HDR Photos on Maui

Kapalua Cliff House

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the privilege of shooting some of the most gorgeous views on the planet from some pretty exclusive vantage points for the folks at the Kapalua Cliff House and the Ka‘anapali Resort Association. While I usually use old school, traditional methods to shoot landscapes, (polarizers, ND grads, etc.) I’ll […]

Aloha Friday in Ka’anapali, Maui

Rainbow from Hyatt Regency Maui

I spent a couple of hours on Friday scouting locations around Ka‘anapali for a photo shoot I’m doing this week. I’ll say one thing for Maui. You never know what you’re going to get, but you’re bound to get something good, even on an aimless, impromptu photo walk.

Saturday Sunset

Watching The Sunset

After several days of rain on Maui, it looked like we were going to get a real sunset, the kind with lots of clouds to frame it in drama and color, so Kathy and I took a drive down to the beach near where we live in Kihei. Well, it didn’t really develop into anything […]

A Real Estate Photo Shoot In Wailuku, Maui

Outdoor Pool Area

My wife Kathy Becklin is a REALTOR® on Maui and often has me shoot her listings. When she first got her license, I went with the traditional method of using all kinds of lighting equipment, but I’ve since moved almost entirely to HDR. This shoot of her recent listing in Wailuku Estates shows my latest […]

Iao Valley Photo Walk HDR

Iao Valley, Maui, Hawaii

I recently started Maui Photo Walks with my friend Erik Blair, and we did our first walk in the Iao Valley last week. We started early to get the morning light. Rains rolled through the valley several times during the walk, making us scramble for shelter and creating dramatic textures in the clouds. I started […]

Photos from the Ali‘i Kula Lavender Sustainable Aloha Festival

  Ali‘i Kula Lavender held its first first Sustainable Aloha Festival yesterday, dedicated to Ali‘i Chang, founder, farmer and visionary who passed on April 13, 2011. It was a lovely event and I was glad to be a part of it, supporting my friends at the farm and at Slow Food Maui.