Interesting Photo of the Day: Sunrise in Haleakala Crater

You know it’s a good picture when you have to stop and ponder if it’s even real or not. And the image below of the Haleakala Crater in Maui, HI, USA seems to fall on the same league; it’s that surreal. The name Haleakala in Hawaiian translates to “house of the sun”, and in this image taken by photographer Tanmay Sapkal, it seems he has captured the essence of the crater’s name:

sunrise from Haleakala

“Epic Sunrise from the Haleakala Crater” by Tanmay Sapkal (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

“It’s perhaps one of the most beautiful and other worldly landscapes I have ever seen to date.”

This image is a 7 shot wide panorama that Sapkal shot with the Sony A7RIII camera and the Tamron 28-200mm lens at 28mm. He shot this image during the sunrise and the drama that’s going on in the image is just mindblowing.

The way that Sapkal has compose the image is just spectacular. The layers and how every layer has something to say is noteworthy. For instance, the debris of the erosion on the foreground works beautifully as a powerful leading line and draws us right into the image. The rocky and the uneven terrains covered in the morning haze in the midground appear mystical and make us question reality. Then there’re the beautiful colors and the interesting cloud patterns on the sky. They work as the icing on the cake and complete the image.

Had you ever imagined how something such barren and rocky could appear so beautiful as well?

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