Portland commercial and editorial photographer Susan Seubert heading to Maui

Tomorrow we fly to Maui for six glorious weeks.  The humpback whales should still be around and the water temperature will exceed the average air temperature in Portland by at least 20 degrees.  With my Canon 5D Mark II cameras in hand, I’ll be fully equipped to shoot whatever assignments come my way.  Hopefully we’ll have time to surf, spend some time relaxing on Ka’anapali Beach and head to Merriman’s for the best seat in the house for a sunset drink.  Aloha!

A local jumps off the rocks at Ka'anapali Beach on Maui. In Hawaiian, this place is known as Pu'u Kaka'a which at one point in ancient times housed a heiau (temple) and is a sacred spot known as "ka leina a ka 'uhane," a place were a soul leaps into eternity. Most evenings a diver from the Sheraton Maui resort dives into the ocean from the rocks after lighting torches to honor the souls of the departed. This evening, in addition to the torch lighter, a group of locals enjoyed diving off the rocks into the beautiful evening sea.

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