Located in the upcountry of Maui near the Haleakala Volcana, the Kula Lavender Farm is one of the most picturesque settings I’ve ever been to. The upcountry gets a ton of rain, so the place is amazingly green. On top of that, the views from the farm take in the whole western half of the island. I was amazed that you can see the complete width of the island at the point of its narrow waist, which runs from Kahului to Kihei.
These shots are 5 exposure bracketed shots spaced 1 EV apart. They were then blended using Photomatix set to Photographic/Natural settings (with tweaks) to produce an image pretty faithful to what I actually saw. Some additional post-processing to help the colors of the many sugar cane fields in the valley below pop a bit.
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