“Don’t go chasing waterfalls”.TLC
I originally avoided this photo until I took a second look the Wailula Falls. These beautiful falls are approximately 140 feet (43m) tall and plunge into shallow waters (30ft/9m). They are located on the island of Maui on the Road to Hana, more specifically Mile Marker 45. It was a long day on the trails, we where exhausted so I only took a couple shots of these falls. There is a bridge we stopped just beyond.
Parking beyond the bridge I grabbed my tripod and jogged across the Hana Highway trying not to get hit by cars. I placed my tripod low and screwed on a neutral density (ND) filter to get the silky effect.
A couple photographer tips:
- The neutral density filter is like sunglasses for your lens. It will allow you to open your shutter longer thereby creating silky smooth waterfalls.
- Carry a lens cleaning kit. When I screwed on my neutral density filter I can hear the sand grind down my threads. Clean your lens!
There is a short path on the right side leading you to the Wailula falls. Be aware of slipper rocks. Hawaii is such a beautiful place!
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