Into the vastness

Into the vastness

By |2013-12-16T00:16:03+00:00Dec 14th, 2013|
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!


  1. Kelly Richards December 14, 2013 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Beautiful! Your pictures with the A7 makes me want it even more. :)

  2. Doug Dillon December 14, 2013 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Love that long exposure…..looks great!!!

  3. Roy Fritz December 14, 2013 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Hey Brian – if you get really hungry after all of your off-roading, head over to Ken's House of Pancakes in Hilo and order the Sumo burger. But you have to be REALLY hungry.

  4. Brian Matiash December 14, 2013 at 10:44 am - Reply

    +Roy Fritz Ooooh. Tell me more.

  5. mary g Cadigan December 14, 2013 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Aloha!  brian,  what a epic shot!   just blows me away …i guess your new equipment works just….fine!

  6. Neil Howard December 14, 2013 at 11:33 am - Reply

    brilliant exposure +Brian Matiash  great work
    +Roy Fritz  do those Sumo burger contain REAL Sumo, or just mock Sumo?  :)

  7. mary g Cadigan December 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Very funny, Neil… which is it, Roy?

  8. Malek abdeh December 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm - Reply


  9. Sam Post December 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Nice LE +Brian Matiash the soft colors work well here. Take us with you next time? Lol

  10. Ralf Prien December 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Wet it may be, but not a cold wet :)
    Looking forward to Big Island again in February.

  11. Dave Bell December 14, 2013 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Awesome. I was about to ask about an ND filter… but I see that you already got that covered!

  12. Toby Harriman December 14, 2013 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Lovin this @brian

  13. Thomas Hawk December 15, 2013 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    these shots so make me want to shoot Hawaii.  :)

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