Yesterday was, shall we say, rather wet on the southern part of Hawaii’s Big Island. Not quite Portland wet but more like a frenetic ballet of light and heavy rain with some dryness sprinkled in between. Still, it didn’t keep us from jumping in our rented Jeep Wrangler to explore – and trust me, rent a Wrangler if you’re planning on doing any sort of meaningful off road exploring here.

This photo was taken on the border of Honu’apo (Whittington Park), at Pohina Pali, just as the sun was setting… although there wasn’t much of a sunset to speak of. However, it did give me a great opportunity to really test out the new gear that I had recently acquired. I’m really happy to say that the Sony A7 performed admirably against the variety of shots taken yesterday. This photo was a 61 second long exposure taken with the Sony A7 with +Aravind Krishnaswamy‘s Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 II mounted on my new +Really Right Stuff TQC-14 travel tripod. Because it was pretty dark already, no filters were required to drag the shutter.

I have a number of other images that I’m really happy with and will share in the coming weeks. For now, we’re grabbing some breakfast and hitting the road again for some exploring and shooting. Aloha!