Craig Stocks

Watching the sunrise from the top of the Haleakala volcano at 10,000 feet is a "must do" when visiting Maui. Our first attempt was rained out but on this day we had nearly perfect conditions (other than the cold wind). As we were beginning to see the first colors of dawn I noticed a car driving back down the park access road and timed a long exposure to capture the trail of taillights and the headlights painting the hillside with light. Since that frame was taken with the camera in a vertical orientation I combined it with an adjacent frame taken in landscape orientation to create the final composition. The name "Zodiacal Sunrise" is for the glowing band of zodiacal light in the sky created by the disk of dust that surrounds our sun. It is sometimes visible just before sunrise or after sunset if you have a sufficiently dark sky.