Today, I Celebrate…

Waemia Canyon Pano


 Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection.  The lovers, the dreamers and me.

-Jim Henson/The Muppet Show-


Story behind the image…

When visiting Hawaii, prepare for rainbows.  It rains a lot and then the sun peeps out and rainbows appear.  If you miss one, hang tight and you’ll get another chance soon.  Such was the case as we headed up Waimea Canyon on Maui one spring.  The rain passed and a beautiful rainbow appeared.  We hustled up the canyon, racing time to find a viewpoint where we could find a beautiful landscape to include in the photo.  We found a spot, pulled over, grabbed our cameras and raced to the lookout…  The rainbow was still there!  We quickly set up our cameras and began firing away, changing compositions, working the exposure feeling like we are on a race with time to get a few good images of the beautiful scene spread out before us.  But, the rainbow just kept glowing away, minute after minute until we had captured all the rainbow images we wanted.

My final image was a panorama of the canyon.  I chose to include people both for scale.  Five frame pano created with Nikon D3, AF-S 24-70mm 2.8 @ 60mm  ISO 200 f16 @ 1/125 sec