As the weird Pacific Northwest type weather continues here on Maui, I keep finding myself open to the challenge of capturing some kind of magic. It's tough, because most Hawai'i imagery is all about lush green forest, sandy beaches, golden sunshine and clear blue water. Today's feature is a different story.
Iao Valley, located on the north shore of the island, is a place rich in both Hawaiian lore and confirmed history. In fact, when Kamehameha sailed and marched on Maui during his conquering of the islands, his army battled in Iao Valley. This is said to be the bloodiest of all the Hawaiian island battles, with fallen warriors stacked along and in the stream for as far as one could see from the cliff sides. It's claimed that the stream ran red for days after the battle.
This image is another multi image pano merge, shot on a DJI Phantom 4. Over 20 individual shots in total, worked entirely in Lightroom.
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