Haleakala Crater, Maui

The roughly 1 hour (2 hours if you leaving from Wailea) drive from sea level, follows a winding switch back that ends at 3055 m (10,023 ft). Try to arrive at least an hour before sunrise if you want a parking spot at the upper lot. I arrived even earlier as I wanted to get some shots of the night sky.

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Yes that temperature gauge is accurate, it was 47f and that’s with out the high winds. More than a 25f difference compared to beach I had left earlier that night. Remember to dress warm! You might be standing out there for up to an hour.

With the full moon that night it was easy to see in all directions while still retaining some of the night sky’s stars.

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There is also a nearby observatory that almost seems like it was light with day light rather than moonlight.

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The best sunrises at this altitude happen when there are low lying clouds for the sun the highlight.

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By | 2013-04-26T08:58:27+00:00 December 7th, 2012|Landscapes|242 Comments

242 Comments

  1. WanderLass December 7, 2012 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking!

  2. The Bumble Files December 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Wow, heavenly!

  3. scott2608 December 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    These are fantastic photos! Did you use a filter for the sunrises?

  4. tomroush December 7, 2012 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Very nice – thanks for taking us along on your trips like this.

  5. Honey Britches December 7, 2012 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    So beautiful!

  6. afternoonartist December 7, 2012 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Just spectacular, Patrick!

  7. theunboxedoracle December 7, 2012 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Wow! Some breathtaking shots here! Your dedication really paid off in some extraordinary photos. Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

  8. plainmuslimah December 7, 2012 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    Look at what God created!!! Woww

  9. kiwiskan December 7, 2012 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe those shots were taken at night – magnificent. Love the clouds rolling up to the skyline

  10. Sherry December 7, 2012 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    breathtaking.

  11. throughenglisheyesmark December 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    A beautiful set of images, great job ๐Ÿ™‚
    Regards
    Mark

  12. Amrita Sinha December 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Wow! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. fransiweinstein December 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    mind blowing! Just beyond.

  14. derikandamanda December 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Wow, the last picture is mind-blowing.

  15. dorothycunningham December 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    Wowoza…what a view and images…nice work and captures..

  16. Mary Gilmartin December 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Fantastic shots. Love the stars, clouds and the sunrise…

  17. Adam Collings December 7, 2012 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Amazing pictures!

  18. Cat's Meow December 7, 2012 at 11:19 pm - Reply

    Just glorious!!! I have seen that sunrise myself, and even as a preteen, it was awe inspiring…

  19. violetski December 7, 2012 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Amazing!!!

  20. Anyes - Far Away in the Sunshine December 7, 2012 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    You take me to a different world every time ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Kohdi December 7, 2012 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    Love the shot of the island from above, and that last pic… wow. Looks like the sun is coming out of the clouds. Fantastic!

  22. SydneyJoTo December 7, 2012 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    I’m speechless.

  23. Kjackson00 December 7, 2012 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    This is amazing

  24. romelga December 7, 2012 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Words cannot portray the wonderful creation of God, and your ability to capture a fraction of it.
    Amazing…

  25. ghummakkad December 7, 2012 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Love it! Stunning sunrise!

  26. romelga December 7, 2012 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Romelga writes and commented:
    Awe-inspiring…..

  27. mzklever December 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    I love the sunrises in Hawaii, and the amazing rainbows. These shots are beyond incredible. You are so freakin’ talented!

  28. jacsspace December 7, 2012 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    You are just too good my friend. Too good!!

    The first and last photo…mind blown!!

  29. Getvelvet December 8, 2012 at 12:05 am - Reply

    I especially like the sun hanging from the sky – just amazing!:)

  30. annenieannenou December 8, 2012 at 12:23 am - Reply

    Wow, impressive shots

  31. jmwalker17 December 8, 2012 at 12:35 am - Reply

    I’ve been to Maui many times (and seen my share of its sunrises!) but never to Haleakala… all I can say is I want to see LOTS more of your pictures!

  32. m6munich December 8, 2012 at 1:15 am - Reply

    Thank you. I had waited for your Haleakala Crater pictures since you started the Maui sequence. I knew they would come. GREAT pictures which took me back to November1987, when I did the night trip up , watched the sunrise and hiked down the crater in the morning. I was then prowd owner of an EOS 650 and the light pollution was less.

  33. evelyn December 8, 2012 at 1:19 am - Reply

    stunning!

  34. gillymusing December 8, 2012 at 1:40 am - Reply

    Patrick you truly have the dream job.

  35. alloneson December 8, 2012 at 1:53 am - Reply

    beautiful. very beautiful.

  36. Boe Chan December 8, 2012 at 2:11 am - Reply

    Waaaah! I want to see a sky like that >.< It looks so pretty!

  37. ivanhoeeewu December 8, 2012 at 2:17 am - Reply

    as always, they are lovely and brilliant shots!

  38. writecrites December 8, 2012 at 2:51 am - Reply

    I see you’re in my part of the world. Love the shots. And yes, it’s cold up there. Lots of tourists take a blanket from their hotel rooms to keep warm. Great idea to go early and catch the night sky. I’ll do that next time.

  39. Carol December 8, 2012 at 3:23 am - Reply

    Wonderful Photos!

  40. Maria Albina December 8, 2012 at 3:35 am - Reply

    loved the first pic…Ofcourse, rest too are brilliant!

  41. Eagle-Eyed Editor December 8, 2012 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Spectacular! And that’s dedication — to get up that early and take pictures in cold conditions like that.

  42. Vicky December 8, 2012 at 4:23 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning photographs….just WOW!

  43. elmdriveimages December 8, 2012 at 4:38 am - Reply

    Patrick: Great captures…beautiful!

  44. Sheila Morris December 8, 2012 at 4:47 am - Reply

    Holy Moly – awesome!

  45. YellowCable December 8, 2012 at 5:09 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  46. Katie December 8, 2012 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Glad you were able to fit that in your trip! You always get the best shots. 8)

  47. LensTHERAPY December 8, 2012 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Very very cool

  48. myritingboard December 8, 2012 at 5:39 am - Reply

    Wow All, the shots are Beautiful. It must be amazing to see with your own eyes. I Love the Sky and stars, Tks for posting Patrick.

  49. John December 8, 2012 at 5:42 am - Reply

    Incredible, beautiful!

  50. anitadesignstudio December 8, 2012 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Patrick, you are truly very gifted. Another set of captivating and breathtaking photos. Well done!

  51. DeniseKan December 8, 2012 at 5:49 am - Reply

    wow. Thank you for that. Beautiful.

  52. kmpinkel December 8, 2012 at 5:54 am - Reply

    Fantastic shots! That last one, was pure perfection!

  53. lfpmedia December 8, 2012 at 5:57 am - Reply

    AMAZING PHOTOS. JUST SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL.

  54. lfpmedia December 8, 2012 at 5:59 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on indiesoulspokenword.

  55. Brianda Domecq December 8, 2012 at 6:08 am - Reply

    Incredible! What photography! Thank you

  56. Beth DeWit December 8, 2012 at 6:14 am - Reply

    Quit your day gig and get a gig with National Geographic!! You rock.

  57. Across Leather December 8, 2012 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Hey Patrick! Those clouds must of made you feel like your on top of the world. Sweet! I’ll be sharing these as always!! L

  58. Po' Girl Shines December 8, 2012 at 6:24 am - Reply

    Gorgeous!

  59. jenniburkeyoga December 8, 2012 at 6:35 am - Reply

    Wow, you have an amazing gift for capturing the magic of this planet!

  60. Fabulous images!

  61. jcgator1 December 8, 2012 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Insanely awesome!

  62. Michelle Gillies December 8, 2012 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Wow! I can honestly say I never saw that whenever I was there. Stunning! and worth the temporary cooler temperatures.

  63. susielindau December 8, 2012 at 7:09 am - Reply

    My blogging friend Doug works at an observatory in Hawaii. I will send him this link. Maybe you met him!
    Absolutely gorgeous photos Patrick. I hope you are working on a coffee table book!

  64. Robert December 8, 2012 at 7:11 am - Reply

    As a new viewer to your site I am grateful for your wonderful pics. Thanks you.

  65. Phil @foodfrankly December 8, 2012 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Incredible details. Fabulous.

  66. Amethyst December 8, 2012 at 7:48 am - Reply

    I never use this word – but just – breathtaking…these photographs are just a gateway that transports you there. Truly amazing, thank you for sharing.

  67. PonPeKo December 8, 2012 at 7:53 am - Reply

    WOW, fantastic shots!

  68. kphoenix1 December 8, 2012 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Beautiful!

  69. Jana Marie December 8, 2012 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Crazy beautiful! Any chance you could take my family there for our Christmas card pic? ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. lensandpensbysally December 8, 2012 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Leaves me breathless that you get to witness such spectacles of nature.

  71. mistymidnite December 8, 2012 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Might this sound ignorant in comparison to my own morals…but, Holy ^*%@ …that last one is amazing !

  72. TheNomadicEagle December 8, 2012 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Stunning!

  73. Mary Louise Wehunt December 8, 2012 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Your pictures take me into poetry mode!

  74. earthagentjonny December 8, 2012 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Oh…My…GOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!=0 O= What do you use man????? CANON? your so good!!! were you get these SKILLS MAN??????? I dont care, Im learning your skills!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. gwendiequilts December 8, 2012 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Beautiful! I can’t pick a favorite.

  76. henrymowry December 8, 2012 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Hi, I promoted your blog on mine this morning. I get an email each time you publish, and thoroughly enjoy what you do. It’s the Blog of the Year award if you do such awards … but the value, I think, is that you get a (somewhat) broader exposure as I promote you to a wider audience. In any event, thanks for what you do!

  77. Jeff Katzer December 8, 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Beautiful Work! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  78. chris13jkt December 8, 2012 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Wow . . . great pictures!

  79. fotogfoodie December 8, 2012 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning!

  80. Raiana Golden December 8, 2012 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Gorgeous shots and the one that struck me most was the ‘dash shot’ – only because I am an “eleven person” – haunted and stalked continually by 11s – all the time, all throughout the day – have been for years – have no idea what it means. And here they are – Again!!

  81. RustyRecords Gravatar December 8, 2012 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Great shots

  82. Swimming In The Mud December 8, 2012 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Absolutely freakin’ fabulous photos! (Sorry, I got a little excited there!) That last photo… you should be getting paid A LOT of money for that one. It really draws you in. Really spectacular.

  83. inukshuk December 8, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Confession: when I first saw a small version of your first photo in my reader, I thought “wow, I didn’t even know they made cameras with back-lit controls !”. That’s right, I thought your car’s main console actually was… a camera !

    I am endless source of amazement to myself… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  84. The clouds, the clouds! Love the dashboard shot, too.

  85. Rhey December 8, 2012 at 10:04 am - Reply

    absolutely breath taking. I had to say wow out loud while looking at every picture.

  86. Alexander Atkins December 8, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning! You capture the world in such a unique and creative way — to view your photos is to look at the world anew. What an inspiration to photographer all over the world. Keep up the great work!

  87. lynnwyvill December 8, 2012 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Great photos. I keep trying to get those shots of the sunrise, but mine don’t come close to looking as good as yours!

  88. wisejourney December 8, 2012 at 10:43 am - Reply

    gorgeous pictures as always

  89. bluebrightly December 8, 2012 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Wow, thank you! I’ve never seen anything quite like the second photo – love the dawn and night at the same time – and I like that you included the first picture.

  90. Ginger Leilani Chapin December 8, 2012 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Conscious Lifestyles Radio and commented:
    I grew up on Maui. Love your blog!

  91. Margarita December 8, 2012 at 11:25 am - Reply

    You drove those hairpin curves at night? Yikes! Gorgeous pictures – totally worth it! xoM

  92. Kathie Vezzani December 8, 2012 at 11:33 am - Reply

    My husband and I made it up to the top just to miss the sunrise. So glad we got to see it through you.

  93. crazysillymad December 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Too bad we can’t meet up. You photos are great. You have hit all the places I’ve been. I headed out to the top of the summit at 3 am to get the best angles to shoot the morning sun in all it’s levels prior to sunrise. I’ve lived here for 6 months and I’m still amazed at the beauty that is all around.

  94. Eric E Photography December 8, 2012 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    great shots! A sunrise there is something everyone should see in person.

    • waltersdaughter December 11, 2012 at 2:40 am - Reply

      Stunning – simply stunning!
      That last one is like a spectrum of sun and cloud – – – wonderful ๐Ÿ˜€

  95. David December 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    An absolutely gorgeous series. Love that starry sky and sunrise.

  96. Life's Apprentice December 8, 2012 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking – and worth getting up for! Well done!

  97. prisblossom December 8, 2012 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Incredible. I hope to see something like this soon enough! Also, thanks for following my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. Kim Wagley December 8, 2012 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    These pictures are beautiful! Some of them are what I imagine heaven would be like. ๐Ÿ™‚

  99. viveka December 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    That daybreak with the starry sky โ€ฆ is so stunning. All photos are beautiful, but .. that is my pick of a stunning bunch. The one inside the car tickle me too.

  100. kelihasablog December 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    You always have such beautiful pictures!!! It’s so nice to visit to see such beauty! ๐Ÿ˜€

  101. Rotten Ray December 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    I couldn’t get my wife to wake up for the drive up. We went up later in the morning. As it turned out the day we went up, there was nothing but a cloudy sunrise … just plain gray and we didn’t miss too much. The ride down was in part, terrifying. A section on the way down was covered in a cloud with visibility not much beyond the windshield wipers. Going downhill on a curvy mountain road at under 5 mph is tough. You end up wondering if you will run off the road, into a car, or have one run in to you. Still, this is a site to not be missed.

  102. nightlight1220 December 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    absolutely breathtaking.

  103. David Kanigan December 8, 2012 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Patrick, I’ve nominated you for the 2012 Blog of the Year Award @ http://davidkanigan.com/2012/12/08/blog-of-the-year/#more-13084. You are under no obligation to accept. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your inspirational posts in 2012. Happy Holidays. Dave

  104. Virtual Aura December 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    Absolutely stunning images. You can really see the effort and time you’ve put in to capture these. I especially love the second one, with the city lights ๐Ÿ™‚

  105. mlbacallao December 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    You are an amazing photographer!

  106. The Writing Waters Blog December 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    You captured it just as I remember it. Beautiful.

  107. adinparadise December 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Fabulous shots, Patrick. ๐Ÿ™‚

  108. bebs1 December 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    I’ve driven there and although I wanted to see the sunrise, my companion traveler was too scared with the drive. It took some convincing to drive during daylight. Amazing pictures!

  109. SimplySimplisticComplexities December 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    So beautiful! Nominated you for 2012 blogger award find rules and such here. Beautiful photography you definitely Take us on a wonderful journey through your hikes and such = ) http://ayaime.wordpress.com/

  110. fortyoneteen December 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    You certainly get amongst it. Your blog is like a window into your world, thank you – I will take a peek.

  111. Pretty in Pic December 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Amazing and breathtaking shots!!!

  112. Anthony December 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Superb shots!

  113. SAMM COOPER December 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Stunning

  114. nutsfortreasure December 8, 2012 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    As you are a Blog I follow and I love what you do of course I have another award here for you but you may not do awards not really sure

    http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/this-time-the-liebster-award-thanks-so-much

    Eunice

  115. Bella Remy Photography December 8, 2012 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    These are absolutely stunning photographs ! Bet you had fun with the quick altitude change. ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. moonscouts December 8, 2012 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Your photographs are so lovely. They are like magic.

  117. richardmcgrew December 8, 2012 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Amazing work, Patrick!

  118. snowflakes December 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Is this from earth! Looks like heaven!

  119. Melissa LeGette December 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    wow. that last picture is just … wow.

  120. Bashar A. December 8, 2012 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    I just might have to upgrade your status to…… my hero ๐Ÿ™‚ hahahaha

  121. corinnelopez777 December 8, 2012 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on I Don't Care-I Amuse MYSELF and commented:
    Oh my god, just gorgeous!

  122. iconologist December 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    You have a better luck – when I was there it was more cloudy.

  123. kalabalu December 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    Amazing sky ..got a strong move.
    I got a nomination for you, Blog of the Year 2012 Award. Please visit my blog for info.

  124. Chara Photographics December 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Lovely. I went a couple of years ago, but not for sunrise. Great photos!

  125. sarafoley December 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Really, your photos bring tears to my eyes – they are so beautiful. Thank you, You have a real gift.

  126. SkiDaddy December 9, 2012 at 12:03 am - Reply

    Beautiful. I never made it to the crater while in Maui, hopefully next time. You’ve inspired me.

  127. arrwstos December 9, 2012 at 2:39 am - Reply

    awesome!!!!

  128. heysugarsugar December 9, 2012 at 3:21 am - Reply

    Wow ! amazing…beautiful photos. Ceri

  129. DaydreamsinWonderland December 9, 2012 at 4:24 am - Reply

    That last one is jaw-dropping. So gorgeous!

  130. Chewy December 9, 2012 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Wow, gorgeous photos! I am so jealous, at least I will be doing some hiking in Spain next month. Not quite Maui but it will do. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  131. Melia Alexander December 9, 2012 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  132. swalia December 9, 2012 at 8:01 am - Reply

    simply amazing shots!

  133. You allow us a glimpse into the spirits of the sky and stars… thank you for letting us see through your eyes.

  134. thenosmasseffect December 9, 2012 at 9:11 am - Reply

    BREATH TAKING, YO…!! AWESOME SHOTS!!

  135. jennroig December 9, 2012 at 9:58 am - Reply

    So beautiful! I envy the moment when you took these pics!

  136. Tina December 9, 2012 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Amazing!

  137. liveinharmony December 9, 2012 at 10:31 am - Reply

    beautiful! Thanks for showing these.

  138. urbanspicenutrition December 9, 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Beautiful! Looks like the sunrise I saw from base camp at Mt Rainier…I didn’t have a camera. Thanks for taking me back!

  139. gFlow December 9, 2012 at 11:59 am - Reply

    love the second and third pic!
    specially the second it sets the mood!

  140. gregorychankins December 9, 2012 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    Patrick, I have spent many days on Maui, and have seen the crater photographed more often than I care to remember, but never this beautifully.

  141. mydayscancount December 9, 2012 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    absolutely amazing!

  142. jamieweilhealthcoach December 9, 2012 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    One of my favorite places. Love your capture in image. Such a sacred space.

  143. artchismo December 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    WOW. Truly lovely shots.

  144. hikingtohealthy December 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm - Reply

    Wow! Amazing pictures….I love that last one the best!

  145. Josh December 9, 2012 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Seriously mate, i’m running out of superlatives and synonyms to laud you with! That second one looks like the aftermath of a volcanic eruption or something!

    EPIC (haven’t used that one yet)

  146. Mae Clair December 9, 2012 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    A poetic visual tapestry. Amazing!

  147. Candice @ The Artisan's Object December 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog Patrick, I’ve since checked out your photos and they are fabulous! I used to live in Banff and LL so I viewed them with great interest! And I went to Maui last year and it was foggy at the top of Haleakala so it is awesome to see these photographs of yours! Thank you!

  148. Lisa Johnston Hancock December 9, 2012 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    We were there in May! Same thing! Beautiful sunrise…but a lot of clouds. You were able to capture some gorgeous shots! Well done!

  149. Candy S December 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Hello Patrick, I have nominated you for Blog of the Year 2012 Award. I have truly enjoyed your blog. http://findingorderincorpusa.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/

  150. Tom Arrison December 9, 2012 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Okonomibloggy and commented:
    Nice pictures of Haleakala Crater in Maui on the Canadian Hiking Photography blog.

  151. nakaphotography December 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    Amazing!

  152. krisgee December 9, 2012 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Haleakala crater is a beautiful hike, and these photos capture it amazingly! Wow!

  153. sabrinalouise December 9, 2012 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    Making me home sick in the best possible way.

  154. sabrinalouise December 9, 2012 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on EngagingtheSenses and commented:
    Just came back from a week on the Big Island to these Beautiful photographs taken so very near my Maui home by the extremely talented Patrick Latter. I think I buy one and hang it in the living room to remind me of the peace and tranquility Upcountry now that I’m living in ‘the big city’ of Honolulu.

    • gailwendorf December 14, 2012 at 4:31 am - Reply

      thanks so much for sharing this Sabrina…. at the moment, Hawaii is SO VERY TEMPTING…

  155. Mary Mageau December 10, 2012 at 2:48 am - Reply

    Breathtaking photos.

  156. silkesonestop December 10, 2012 at 3:18 am - Reply

    Award here for you if you follow this link, congratulations ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://silkesonestop.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/my-first-blog-award/

  157. labonnemon December 10, 2012 at 3:29 am - Reply

    These photographs are stunning. My favorite is the second, of the mountain and the city below.

  158. flightsofamagicalbird December 10, 2012 at 4:58 am - Reply

    Incredible shots as always Patrick!

  159. stuartatkinsphotography December 10, 2012 at 5:57 am - Reply

    Amazing images from a stunning place – would love to visit.

  160. Anna Scott Graham December 10, 2012 at 6:10 am - Reply

    As I absorb these shots, I wonder how you feel about them. I’m nearly finished revising a book, and certain passages make me slightly giddy; did I really write this, it’s pretty darn good. Yet, I know it’s a gift, something I am blessed to do. These shots make me appreciate my sight, and your talents. Thank you so much for taking them, and sharing them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  161. Alison December 10, 2012 at 6:48 am - Reply

    The second photo in your post has a very sci-fi feel to it. Amazing!

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  163. Out Walking the Dog December 10, 2012 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Gorgeous images!

  164. Amy Nedrow December 10, 2012 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Amazing! The last shot looks like the sun is descending down through the atmosphere ๐Ÿ™‚

  165. Amy Nedrow December 10, 2012 at 11:36 am - Reply

    Amazing! In the last picture – it appears as though the sun is descending down through the atmosphere.

  166. anasazi4st December 10, 2012 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Stunning and absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing

  167. caitlinstern December 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    I don’t know if I could get up and go out into the cold that early for anything, but I’m glad you did. Wonderful pictures, as always!

  168. Jimi December 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    That final shot in particular is absolutely breathtaking! For a moment I couldn’t tell if it was clouds or the sea, and you just don’t see the sun captured like that. Thank you so much for sharing!

  169. djmasmusic December 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    incredible, so inspiring and breath taking

  170. blueribbonfair December 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Feels like you are actually there. Amazing. Thanks for following my blog btw.

  171. Ashley Christine December 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Breath taking!

  172. sheridancollege December 10, 2012 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    Stunning! You might be interested in a photo blog of Perth that I have started. Photographs are not nearly as stunning as yours, but give you a day to day view of Perth and Western Australia. perthphotos.wordpress.com

  173. Mr Donkey Bollocks December 10, 2012 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Your stuff is very, very good, I find it hard to take in how good the images are, that’s not to say there aren’t plenty of great photographers about. Cameras only capture what already exists (maybe with a little bit of tech tweaking occasionally) they don’t create the imagine but what they do is allow gifted people like you to share what ‘ordinary folk’ may never get the opportunity to see, I mean see, see, I think most people do not take/get the opportunity to fully appreciate just how,…..I can’t think of a decent word for it?…neat, cool, brill, weirdโ€ฆ.. ah!, letโ€™s try fascinating, our reality is, all that surrounds us. Please capture as much of everything as you can and show us it.

  174. miriamtroxler December 11, 2012 at 9:19 am - Reply

    I’ve nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. http://miriamtroxler.com/2012/12/11/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  175. chr1 December 11, 2012 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Great composition as always.

  176. aBadgr December 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous!

  177. katestefania December 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    absolutely stunning photography. I am just a tee bit jealous of you being able to travel and see so many spectacular things that mother earth has to offer. Amazing.

  178. lydiaa5656 December 11, 2012 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    simple awesome.

  179. drgeraldstein December 11, 2012 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous! Thanks for posting these.

  180. Looking Inward with Lily December 11, 2012 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Spectacular pictures Patrick! Thank you for taking the time to take these wonderful photographs and sharing them with us ๐Ÿ™‚

  181. planetbell December 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    I love the top one at night with the full moon. Night photography is one of my loves since it takes more time and creativity. Brilliant photos.

  182. For Your Perusal « Rose's Road December 11, 2012 at 9:47 pm - Reply

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  183. Crystal Mitzi December 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Marvelous!!! A feast for the eyes really ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers!

  184. Charles Schnyder December 12, 2012 at 12:14 am - Reply

    WOW! The pictures of the Observatory with the stars reminds me that I should do more astrophotography. Hopefully, I’ll get around to do it more often this winter.
    Greetings
    Charlie

  185. yanyandf December 12, 2012 at 12:51 am - Reply

    woah your photos looks sureal! the real thing must be 10x awesome! whooo! ๐Ÿ™‚

  186. Mike December 12, 2012 at 2:31 am - Reply

    I just love sunrise pictures. Fantastic.

  187. Aradhna December 12, 2012 at 3:13 am - Reply

    Your photos are beyond fantastic. Absolutely breathtaking! Great work!

  188. fortyjarsfull December 12, 2012 at 4:44 am - Reply

    WOW , These are super stunning !!

  189. Ananosseis December 12, 2012 at 5:12 am - Reply

    You captured amazing colors on your pictures and with them, amazing moments. Amazing work, congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

  190. anniejosephine December 12, 2012 at 5:20 am - Reply

    Breathtaking. Proof there’s a God when you see such incredible beauty. Well captured.

  191. unconventionalwomanhood December 12, 2012 at 10:52 am - Reply

    You have an incredible gift. Thank you for using it so well!

  192. Stefaan December 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Most stunning pictures!!

  193. weejars December 13, 2012 at 1:41 am - Reply

    stunning!

  194. prashlive December 13, 2012 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Beautiful.

  195. maryamchahine December 13, 2012 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Breathtaking! You’ve captured the greatness of God! Always amazed by what you capture behind the lens.

  196. Maggie Winnall - Sewin Studio December 13, 2012 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Wow! This is stunning Patrick!

  197. traineehypnotist December 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Awesome photographs

  198. nell December 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm - Reply

    Your photos are really beautiful.

  199. Darius December 13, 2012 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Wow… Amazing. God’s nature and your camera worked great things there!

  200. Nor December 13, 2012 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures. I was just there a few months ago. Thank you for following our blog! =)

  201. carmoo December 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm - Reply

    ^0^ speechless~~

  202. windhound December 13, 2012 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Colour paradise. The last photo alone was worth all the effort. Fabulous as always.

  203. brifritz December 14, 2012 at 2:31 am - Reply

    Wow you are a very talented photographer!

  204. Christina December 14, 2012 at 5:50 am - Reply

    Wow! Breathtaking!

  205. andra carter December 14, 2012 at 8:22 am - Reply

    my husband and i are dying to drive as far as we can up cotacachi mountain (ecuador), spend the night in our car, and then summit super early in the morning and catch the sunrise. it’s been on our list for a long time, and reading your beautiful post has inspired me to push us to really do it (sooner rather than later).

  206. musicalchairs97 December 14, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Wow. Stunning pictures.

  207. Nadyess December 14, 2012 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    Surprisingly beautiful pictures! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing. Also thank you for liking my posting “Respect the people around you.”โ€

  208. rusty December 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    Fabulous photos!

  209. sukiesoriginal December 14, 2012 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    i haven’t had a chance to look at your blog for a week or more – glad I found time today! That last photo is amazing.

  210. touringnh December 15, 2012 at 4:47 am - Reply

    Awesome!

  211. Seas Reflecting Starlight December 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    These are quite stunning – the best of your recent trip to Maui. I especially like the stars over the city lights, and the first sunrise picture – the colors are memorizing! And yes, it can get quite cold here, so layers are a must.

  212. Posky December 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Wonderful photographs. Absolutely stunning.

  213. morningmilk December 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    How do I buy the last print? It’s breathtaking, spectacular…there isn’t a word big enough to describe it.

  214. EditrixAbby December 17, 2012 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Wow! That observatory/moonlight shot is spectacular!

  215. i_smile_because_books December 17, 2012 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on my 20th summer and commented:
    amazing nature and photo skills

  216. […] Haleakala Crater, Maui. […]

  217. Moonjean December 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    Awesome! and you are cool !

  218. starshining4ever December 17, 2012 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Amazing sunset pictures! God bless!

  219. GiggsMcGill Jill December 18, 2012 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Sunset photos are my favorite. And yours is breathtaking!

  220. writelightuk December 19, 2012 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Phenomenal photography! Absolutely breathtaking, thanks for sharing.

  221. Lucia Maya December 19, 2012 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Gorgeous! wonderful work, thank you. and thank you for stopping by my blog too!

  222. littleknownblogger December 19, 2012 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Very cool photos! And thanks for stopping by!

  223. seascapesaus December 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Thank you for these beautiful photographs! I chose to sleep in the morning the family drove up to see the sunrise from Haleakala. I feel better now having ‘seen’ it, but will get out of bed next time. Thanks also for your recent look-in and like Patrick!

  224. Yoga Fire Florida December 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Wow! Those are beautiful pictures!

  225. Bambang Gunawan Lauw December 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I wish i could be like u someday. Great Picture! ๐Ÿ™‚

  226. RDoug December 20, 2012 at 5:51 am - Reply

    What spectacular photos. I’ve been to Haleakala, but not before sunrise.

  227. whatsherfac3 December 21, 2012 at 12:20 am - Reply

    I love sunsets/sunrises. Your captures are amazing!

  228. icanseealight December 21, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Wow, amazing views!

  229. Phil Gayle_For Singles and Couples December 21, 2012 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Amazing… ๐Ÿ™‚

  230. Susan May Oke December 24, 2012 at 7:27 am - Reply

    All your photos are really impressive. I write science fiction and fantasy and would love some of your photos to illustrate my writing.

  231. Diana December 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    Ooh. Ahhhhhh. Stunning ! Really, really.
    {A place I want to visit someday}
    Dians

  232. ladyotaku December 28, 2012 at 11:35 am - Reply

    teary eyed…stunning!

  233. artcrossnewmexico December 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    May you have a great New Year!

  234. Babushka January 3, 2013 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    The last picture is absolutely stunning! Speechless.

  235. qwestiria January 6, 2013 at 12:23 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on qwestiria's Blog and commented:
    Beautiful pics. ;-p

  236. Nikolay Mirchev February 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Wow the view from up there is amazing, even the way you can capture the light from this angle is so awesome.
    I really enjoy the rim light, on the last photograph, over the clouds on the foreground!!! …. so hiking pays off quite well for photographers ๐Ÿ˜‰

  237. nataliepkennerly April 30, 2013 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Absolutely amazing….

  238. Mitch Zeissler February 21, 2014 at 7:06 am - Reply

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