Whilst traveling in Maui in 2017, I had one mission and a long term dream and that was to have a close encounter with the famous Rainbow Eucalyptus and wow ..... it was simply amazing!
In reality The Rainbow Eucalypt far exceeded all my expectations. My journey started when I researched carefully the best place to seethe rainbow eucalpytus and I found out that there was a small forest on the coast drive way from Maui airport to a small town called Hana.
The trip to Hana was not easy one as I had never driven on a different side of the road and to make it more complicated the roadwas very narrow and winding.
I remember vividly how I felt as I approached the location of the forest. My heart was beating as I drove closer, and when I drove around a tight bend in the road I suddenly noticed many multicolured trees. A seemingly impossible group of trees laid ahead of me as though they were was freshly painted by some incredibly creative artist .
I had to get close it , to hold it, to photograph these beautiful impossibilties of nature.
I immediately stopped the car giving little notice to the awkward parking conditions.
I raced out of the car and walked towards the tree, my long term goal finally achieved. A flood of emotion emerged and shortly tears began to flow freely down my face.
I was crying uncontrollably when I finally stood in front of a tree full of colour, majestic and reaching to the sky. This was indeed a magical moment in time.
This is the tree !
This one shot that expresses my passion and love for the tree and my mission now complete!