Road To Hana - Sun, Rain and the E-M1

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by marcr1230, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. marcr1230

    marcr1230 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 28, 2013
    Today I took the Road to Hana. went on multiple hikes, each time out, it started raining, I was so impressed by the E-M1, no issues at all. Now I didn't get it soaked, just a lot of raindrops everywhere but the front of the lens. I was using the 12-40 2.8 and the 75-300 (not weather sealed)
    (I've cross posted these on another forum as well - apologies if that is a problem)

    This camera continues to impress me - here are some examples, all SOOC

    Twin Falls food bus:
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    Bamboo Forest, just past Twin Falls:
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    Bamboo Forest - swimming hole (75-300):
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    Hana Bay (75-300):
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    Red Sand Beach - Hana Town:


    Red Sand Beach:
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  2. amanda

    amanda Mu-43 Regular

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    Looks great - especially the blue ocean in the second last shot!

    It's a fun camera for sure :)
     
  3. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Chad
    Me old stomping grounds being from Maui can say I miss it been in mainland about 8 years now fun to see Maui pics :)
     
  4. Web-Betty

    Web-Betty Mu-43 Veteran

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    MJ
    Lovely shots
     
  5. geoawelch

    geoawelch Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 18, 2011
    NH
    Very nice
     
  6. marcr1230

    marcr1230 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 28, 2013
    Here's one from the 75-300 Oly - taken on Ka'anapali Beach , cliff diving at Black Rock - excellent lens!

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  7. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Chad
    Got a pic when Inki hit us of waves breaking over that jumping point :)
    Most of the old beach walk to whalers was gone and in place a 8 or so foot drop !

    Waves were washing up into the basement of the Sheraton there :)

    Used to teach scuba out of the Sheraton when I was in my 20s and take underwater pics of tourists diving :)
     
  8. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Chad
    Not sure if ya went all the way around after getting to Hana but worth doing even though the rental companies don't like it :)
    Kaupo area have some great photo spots :)
     
  9. marcr1230

    marcr1230 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 28, 2013
    Didn't go past Hana this trip - always leave something for next time
     
  10. HappyFish

    HappyFish Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Chad
    Cool :) that and hit Polipoli park area :)
     
  11. kimo

    kimo Mu-43 Regular

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    kimo
    Lovely set. My mom lives in Keanae and my brother and his family live in Hana. I always embarrass them by carrying the camera when we are out and about, but the place is so beautiful that it's hard not to take pictures. Did you make it to Haleakala National Park? I'd love to see more pics of Maui if you have them.
     
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  12. marcr1230

    marcr1230 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 28, 2013
    Sorry to spam you all with my photos, but kimo did ask...

    Here's Haleakala - I went on an 11 mile run in the crater from the Visitor's Center on top, on the sliding sands trail, to the Halemau'u trailhead

    These two are from an iPhone:

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    Here's another:
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    Here's one from Paia - our all time favorite pizza place - Flatbread Co. (E-M1)

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    The last one is a Church in Lahaina - I liked the juxtaposition of the woman holding the child in the door, with the statue up above - but to small to notice I think
    This is with an X100S
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  13. kimo

    kimo Mu-43 Regular

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    kimo
    Mannnn...did you leave the E-M1 behind for the crater run? That is a classic route through the valley, with some some fantastic sights to see along the way. I'd be bummed. But when you need to keep it nice and light, those iPhone images look pretty darn good.

    I did that same route as an out and back from the Halemau'u trailhead with two nights backcountry camping in the crater at Holua. I won't forget the forest riding in on the mist - the fragrant blast of damp moist woods filling my nostrils a moment before Holua was swallowed by the clouds.

    Driven past Flatbread many times. Never stopped. Will have to change that.

    You caught some sweet light on the Maria Lanakila. Maui has some fantastic churches to explore.