29.12.2017

Re: Lava flow

I had a little fun with this shot....I didn't realize how many of my photoshop skills went to shit until I decided what I wanted to do to this image!!











Quoting Micha <smh@smichah.de>:

Boy today we went to the lava flow. Take the car as far as possible, then rent a bike to ride 2,5 miles and then hike up to the lava field hoping you don't step in fresh fresh lava. That place is crazy and dangerous. No security. But lots of people go and find their way, about 50% take a guided tour which is smart. And most people go in the dark. There is no path, you find you way over cold lava which gets warmer and warmer until you reach the fresh flow. Amazing! But starting the descent I was gazing at this lava flow instead of looking where I go. So I fell holding on to my tripod where my camera was still mounted on. Thank god a lady had her first aid kit with her, roughly cleaned the wound and gave me band aid. 2 later at home (over 1 hr hike down, 15 min bike ride to car, 45min drive home) I cleaned the wound. It took me about 1 hr to get all the little lava pieces out of the wound. It's like glass. Ouch. Hope it heals well without infection. So no swimming for me in the next many weeks!



28.12.2017

Lava flow

Boy today we went to the lava flow. Take the car as far as possible, then rent a bike to ride 2,5 miles and then hike up to the lava field hoping you don't step in fresh fresh lava. That place is crazy and dangerous. No security. But lots of people go and find their way, about 50% take a guided tour which is smart. And most people go in the dark. There is no path, you find you way over cold lava which gets warmer and warmer until you reach the fresh flow. Amazing! But starting the descent I was gazing at this lava flow instead of looking where I go. So I fell holding on to my tripod where my camera was still mounted on. Thank god a lady had her first aid kit with her, roughly cleaned the wound and gave me band aid. 2 later at home (over 1 hr hike down, 15 min bike ride to car, 45min drive home) I cleaned the wound. It took me about 1 hr to get all the little lava pieces out of the wound. It's like glass. Ouch. Hope it heals well without infection. So no swimming for me in the next many weeks!

25.12.2017

What a panorama

Gotta love Hawai'i

2ft snow on Volcano Mauna Kea is rare. Some decent snow left after re-opening the "road" (only for 4x4) even more rare. And that snow on Christmas even more rare. So half the island drove up 13758ft to enjoy the snow and take just a little (­čśü = a trunk full) home. And yes, surfing boogie bords also can be used for sliding down the snow. And why not set up a beach chair on top of the snow in your truck and party? People drove up there like they usually go to the beach. Open the trunk, turn the music on, set up the picknic, bring out beach chairs (next to car or on the snow in the trunk). A big big party. So fun!!!


 THIS day and snow craziness will remain in my head forever.

Gotta love Hawaii.





Christmas Eve

A dream has come true in a very beautiful way. It's dec 24th, for us Germans that's Christmas. We're on Hawai'i. With Alita. Sunshine pure and perfect temperatures. An active volcano that I got to see. A nice boat neighbor (who we only met yesterday by asking him over for Christmas eve dinner) who leaves tomorrow celebrated with us and overwhelmed us with presents! We had the most amazing duck for dinner ever. I look up into a beautiful sky full of stars. We have so many good friends around the world who think about us as we do about them and who send us their best wishes. What an amazing life. I feel so incredibly blessed and lucky to be able to experience all this. It's overwhelming.

Tomorrow we want to head up to Mauna Kea, the highest volcano with 4.200m/13.768ft above Sealevel.