Lahaina Maui Palms, Dark Clouds

Stormy Skies Over Lahaina

King palm trees bow in the wind beneath dark gray clouds layered to blue skies above Lahaina, Maui. Known as the “Valley Isle,” Maui got its moniker in some part due to frequent wind and rain that helped shape the island.

On the Lahaina side of the West Maui Mountains you can witness sudden, brief storms like this many times throughout the year, accented afterward by a bright rainbow.

This picture, though, leaves the rainbow and afterglow to our imagination and instead focuses our attention on the eminent rainfall that keeps Maui’s hills green and rivers flowing.

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About Michael Keel

Photographer, Writer, Traveler and Watcher. Sharing how I see the world, and promoting preservation through my lens. "These images are seen through my eyes with the help of my camera. I do not manipulate my photos with graphic design wizardry and only 'develop' them from raw files, bringing out the colors that were captured, and the natural essence of the scene. My intention has always been to put the viewer in the moment, of actually feeling like they are in the photo, standing at the viewpoint, gazing, and leav ing it up to the viewer to interpret their own feelings. I want to find the camera angle from which this feeling can be the most that they can be – whatever that is."