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