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

Sunset after the Downpour

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/210 sec, ISO32
“Sunset Run” Cedar Park, 2022
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/13, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Evening Downpour” Cedar Park, 2022
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/16, 1/100 sec, ISO3200
“Evening Downpour” Cedar Park, 2022
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/16, 1/100 sec, ISO2500
“Evening Downpour” Cedar Park, 2022

Sunset Ride with Rossa

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/160 sec, ISO32
“Sunset with Rossa” Cedar Park, 2022

It’s been a while since I have biked to my regular sunset spot. This evening, I went for a ride with Rossa around the neighborhood and by chance, the sun was setting just as I was passing the sunset spot.

I wasn’t planning on taking photos, so I left my Fujifilm X-E4 at home and only had my iPhone 12 Mini with me. I think the photo turned out pretty good! I took many photos using both the iPhone’s camera software and the RAW camera app, but the iPhone’s built-in processing handled the sunset scene better than my Lightroom skills did with the RAW file. I’m happy with it!

Anyways, it was fun to get out on the Bianchi bicycle again and just cruise around the neighborhood and seeing the sights and saying hello to neighbors.