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 the walk with my ND grads, but switched to HDR to capture those beautiful textures.
All the photos here started in Lightroom, were tone mapped in Photomatix Pro, then came back into Lightroom for the finishing touches. I like using Lightroom to finish the photo as it gives me much more control over sculpting light and shadow in the final image.