Sunset and Stars from Mauna Kea

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/22, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“Sunset” Big Island, 2024

Today we went on a fantastic trip to the summit of Mauna Kea with Mauna Kea Summit Adventures. It was so good. We were picked up in Kona and driven in a nice new van up to the summit, while the driver (Arthur) told us a ton of interesting facts about the Big Island. At the summit we enjoyed a beautiful sunset, and then returned to the visitor center where our driver set up a telescope and we spent a couple of hours stargazing. It was pretty great! Highly recommended.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 20.5mm, f/13, 1/100 sec, ISO800
“Distant Haleakala” Big Island, 2024
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/2.8, 15 sec, ISO3200
“Mauna Kea Sky” Big Island, 2024

Run Along the Strand

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 2.71mm, f/2.2, 1/1400 sec, ISO25
“Torrance Beach” Torrance, 2023

I went for a long run on the Strand to close out the year on a high note, and I took my Insta360 X3 camera with me to take some footage for a video. Please watch if you have some time!

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 2.71mm, f/2.2, 1/730 sec, ISO25
“Pier End” Manhattan Beach, 2023

One thing that I found interesting is that even though I ran a distance of 13+ miles, it seemed much shorter since there were so many interesting things to look at. The time just flew by!