Above The Sky – Mount Kilauea

Mount Kilauea

I’ve been meaning to get back into some of my photos from Hawaii but I’ve just been so busy doing all the Fuji X100T tests and reviews that I keep forgetting.

I got some really nice shots in Hawaii, it’s almost too easy when you go to such an amazing place like that. Every place you go and everywhere you look is a potential great shot, especially on the big island.

About The Shot – “Above The Sky”

This photo is from the top of Mount Kilauea near the observatories. Going up to those altitudes when you’ve only brought cloths for a tropical vacation is not smart. It was extremely cold, sub freezing, and very windy. I ended up cross dressing with my wife’s sweat shirt while she waited in the car. Somehow, don’t ask, but it actually fit me, sort of. But I could still only shoot in five minute intervals before having to return to the car to warm back up.

I guess I got that thin California blood now. There was a time in my life, I guess back in high school when I lived in Colorado at nine thousand feet, when I could have easily brush off these conditions. There the Winters were often sub zero, very dry and windy and I still had to walk home from the bus, up hill, in the snow, with nothing more than a flannel and jeans. Or something like that 🙂 But it’s actually a true story, seriously! And I can’t wait to tell it to my grandkids!

Camera: Sony A7r
Lens: Canon 24-70mm f2.8L @ 70mm
ISO 100, f/8, 1/6sec


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