Several years ago on a trip to Maui I had driven to the other side of the island on the “Road to Hana”. The weather was pretty miserable that day, with almost constant could cover and drizzling rain. On my way back from the waterfalls, the sun finally broke through the clouds, illuminating the mountains and fields below. I came to a screeching halt (literally), jumped out of my car and flew across the road to capture the image below. The light only lasted a few seconds and when the excitement was over, I paused to look around and see where I’d stopped.

A roadside fruit stand was just a few steps away, and the two young proprietors were watching me with curious interest. I went up and said hello, and they just kept staring at me. I finally realized how odd it must have looked, seeing me slam on the brakes and run across the street to snap a picture. I mumbled something like “great light… had to shoot it” and showed them the camera. Their eyes lit up with relief and they responded “oh! We were thinking, has this tourist never seen a cow before?!”.

Yeah, sometimes we look a little odd getting that shot.

The Road to Hana, Maui, HawaiiThe Road to Hana, Maui, Hawaii @ February 2007 | Canon EOS 5D & 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L @ ISO 200, ƒ/6.7, 1/1000