Last November, my love and I visited Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. It was a great trip filled with fun adventures and breathtaking sights. This weekend I finally had a chance to sort through the photos. I've been using OV3 for the past year but decided to play around in LR5 and learn a few things. Thought I'd post some of the results. Got a little cheeky with the writing. Hope you don't mind. All pics taken with E-M1 with 12-40 f2.8 or E-PM2 with 17 f1.8. Aloha. We cross the Great Pacific. Our rented Hale has a sign on the gate. We unwind. The beach lures us in. But instead we put on our boots. And we go for a hike or two. Or maybe three. Actually we walk for miles. Along the way we find hidden waterfalls. And walk below giant trees. We find peace in nature's good graces. And we find unforgiving power in her wildest places. The sea pounds and carves the land. As does time. The trees rise and fall. But we keep on walking. Past beautiful waterfalls. Long, thin, big, and small. We walk where the ancients do. But we don't see the 'aina like they did. Still we keep on walking until the authorities tell us no more. We don't stop. We keep on walking right up to the top. Is this the top of the world? It's not long before we watch the sun fall. We don't see any invisible cows. And soon we are back in the clouds. Where flowers grow thick. And things fall to the ground. And things rise up. Where the cycle goes on. It always repeats. For the rest of time volcanoes will weep. Now for food, it's time to eat. The sunset beckons us to come. That night we watch the rolling waves cheer. And the next morning we check out of our Hale. The words on the door we hold dear. We hustle down to the airport. And the rest just fades away.