We spent the day hiking, looking for birds and looking at nature. It was fun and it’s late so I’m not writing much, just sharing photos :-).
We started with the Pu’u O’o Trail hike, which starts off of the Saddle Road. It’s not a long hike, lots of stopping for photos and looking for birds, and taking photos of people (Steve and Keith) looking for birds.
Of the nearly 200 photos that I took today, only a few turned out well. I’m still working on manual focus, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Maybe, by the end of my 52 Week Photo Challenge class, I’ll be much better. As it is, I’m happy with the photos that did turn out well and the rest are gone!
This next one cracks me up… who is looking at what?
That’s Amanda, sitting next to a broken lava dome.
This is a spent Ohi’a Lehua blossom. I’ll have more of these later on.
Amanda got a nice picture of me—many thanks to Amanda! I don’t look as bad in the hat as I imagined that I did!
This is a branch from an Ohi’a Lehua tree. The look of the tree changes depending on where they are. I am doing my best to take interesting pictures that are in focus and not over or under exposed, manually. I love it when it works!
We saw several rainbows today and this one, on the way back to our rental house, made us stop to take pictures. The ends of the rainbow were both in the crater. So cool!
I hope to post more photos tomorrow. I hope that you are enjoying your life right now as much as we are :-).