Many years ago there used to be a bumper sticker they sold here on Maui that read "Ho-hum, another shitty day in Paradise". Last night we arrived on Maui for a little sun break. About this time of year in the Northwest you tend to forget what the sun and warmth from it feels like. The sun here today has been peaking out from the clouds so the locals consider this shitty weather but compared to the weather in the Northwest right now, 80 degrees with scattered showers feels pretty good!
I shot this photo with my new iPhone 4s this morning off the balcony of the place we are staying a couple of miles north of Lahaina. When I saw this rainbow I immediately thought of Scott Hargis's great iPhone shot in Spain. Scott's is way better! I like the way the rainbow goes right onto the property.
This trip is the first time I've left most of my "real camera gear" home and just am going to shoot vacation photos with my iPhone. Over the last 10 years where I don't intend to do any serious shooting, all I bring is something like my Canon G9. I brought the G9 this time but I intend to leave it in my suitcase as a backup. My goal is to see if I like the iPhone 4s as well as the G9. I believe that in the very near future cameras like the on in the iPhone will reduce the number of point and shoot cameras. I love having the internet connected to my camera (iPhone) all the time and every still I shoot appears on my MacBook Pro with no action on my part.
So far I'm really happy with the iPhone 4s for quality of still images and the fact it I can carry it everywhere and there's no big bulge in my pocket. The iPhone video is better quality than the old G9 because it shoots full HD.
This is a warning that I won't be quite as fast on responding this next week because this weather and the beach down there is very distracting.
Oh, by the way, any PFRE readers on Maui?