This year’s big summer vacation was to Hawaii (the Big Island). Can’t say enough good things about the place… relaxing, great food, so much to do. It’s incredible. The photos below don’t do it justice, but I tried to include a little something different than the usual Hawaiian vacation photos.
Two highlights: driving 14,000′ above sea level to the top of Mauna Kea and hiking out to the southernmost point in the United States (coming within a year to the day of visiting the northernmost point in the United States!).
Sunsets in Juneau, when they’re visible and the clouds line themselves up just so, are amazing. So amazing, that if it even looks like a spectacular sunset is possible, people start migrating to the best viewing spots as early as possible so they don’t miss it.
I spent Christmas with my parents in Tumtum, Washington. It’s a town of about 200 people located 45 minutes northeast of Spokane, WA. Basically, it’s out in the boonies! There’s a lot of land to explore, but being that it was cold out and I wasn’t in a very adventurous mood, I stuck pretty close to the house. It’s amazing being so far away from city lights just how much more of the night sky you can see – this is evident in some of the night shots below.
This was a fun project. I setup my camera on a tripod inside my condo (too cold outside!) and had it snap a photo every five minutes over several hours. The results are pretty nice and actually pretty interesting – we get big tides here and this video is a good example of that. Note the level of the boats and buildings in the harbor from the beginning of the video to the end. Quite the change!