Returned from Hawaii

Published on Monday, May 6, 2019

My wife and I just returned from the most amazing trip to Hawaii. All in all we've stayed 20 days and various islands (Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, Maui and Big Island) for three to five days each. Since we are aware of climate change and how bad a flight like this is in terms of emitting carbon dioxide, I donated to Atmosfair to offset emissions created during the trip. Of course stop flying would be better, but we all know that this will only happen when flights become significantly more expensive.

Hawaii was a great place to take pictures and so I did (Sunrise at at Kailua Beach, Oahu, Hawaii). I've just started to develop the raw files and will add the pictures to a flickr album as soon as they're finished. There are some really great pictures. We've been on Kailua beach for a sunrise, at the Haleakala crater on Maui for sunset and at other beautiful places with breathtaking views. I've created a timelapse from the sunset using the feature of the camera taking pictures with an interval and ffmpeg on the pc to create a video from it.

Since I started taking pictures with my Fujifilm XT-20 I am using Luminar for raw developement. I chose Luminar over Lightroom because of the pricing model. I didn't want to pay ~120€ per year. Instead I bought Luminar for just ~60€ and will be able to use it forever and it got some major updates since I bought the software. It comes with a DAM now where you're able to sync/copy changes made to one picture to other pictures which helps a lot developing many images.