April 25, 2015. A couple of days after Earth Day, but close enough to honor our incredibly important natural resources, of which Water is near, if not at, the top of the list. As it is said, ‘by water all things have life’. This was not a particularly special day. I had a little time free up, I live close by, and so grabbed my camera. However, I did find an area to hike into that I had not been to before. Not far off the beaten path. But any new area is like a whole new world with any number of little cascading waterfalls over large, or small, boulders. I typically like to use a very slow shutter speed to capture that silky milky effect of the flowing water. This particular day offered an advantage for that kind of photography because it was overcast creating a nice subdued lighting and there was almost no wind, making the foliage along the stream quite still, which is good for long exposures; otherwise, the foliage is terribly blurred.
Iao Valley Stream – April 2015
A view of Iao Needle in the West Maui Mountains with Iao Stream cascading over boulders in the foreground