🌄 Day 95/365
Since today was another cloudless sky, I decided to include a little volcano slope as a bonus. That’s Haleakala, “House of the Sun”, Maui’s main volcano system. It’s quiet now, but like the volcanos of Hawai’i Island, it will erupt again. It does so every few hundred years. I think the last time was about 400 years ago. You can see and walk across the lava fields south of me, carefully, as it gets very hot and the hardened lava can be sharp like glass. Sea salt dries in the crevices of the rock, where the lava fields spill into the ocean.
Though I usually choose to focus on the sky alone in this project, Haleakala is always present in my vision. It seemed fitting to include it today. (Yes, there’s an incredible sunrise event that happens every morning at the top of the volcano, but waking at 3 to drive a winding, nausea-inducing road in the dark to an absolutely freezing mountaintop is not in the cards anytime soon. I’ve seen it. It was neat! I’m not rushing to do it again. I prefer sea level. And not wearing snow jackets.)
This sunrise was captured in Kihei, Maui at 6:16am on the 30th of September, 2022.
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