Sunrise At Maui’s Haleakalā High Altitude Observatory

Being atop Maui’s Haleakalā High Altitude Observatory Site at sunrise is almost a mystical experience. Just getting up at 5am and packing into a van (pre-coffee) is itself a spiritual awakening— from sea level, the climb up a 2-lane road to the 10,000 foot volcano summit. According to Wikipedia, this research observatory is above one third of the Earths’s troposphere (I take their word for that) and thus offers an exceptional view (literally) of the skies at night.

Almost like a moon landing site, within its immediate rock and sky surroundings, may I ask, do we ever take enough pictures of others? Though my focus is mostly toward landscape photography, I guess I do my part, at least in this particular photograph.

Fred Gerendasy Photography

Archival-Quality Prints: A Century of Timeless Memories

These prints are not just images, they can become old friends. Crafted to meet stringent archival standards, the papers and inks we use are designed to last over a century with the right care. Here’s what it means for you:

  • Longevity: Each print is engineered to endure, with a lifespan extending beyond 100 years when kept in optimal conditions.
  • Care Instructions: To maintain image quality:
    ◦ Store unframed prints in an archival-quality container.
    ◦ For framed displays, use archival matting and adhesive, coupled with UV-filtering glass to safeguard against sunlight and environmental damage.
    • Environment Matters: Place your artwork away from direct sunlight and high humidity to maintain its pristine condition.