So, we travel a ton. For all sorts of reasons. But you'd be forgiven for not having any idea because most photos lay hidden deep in a hard drive collecting dust. We are so busy with client work that our personal projects stay hidden for months and even years. But hey, sometimes you've just got to take a breather and focus a day on personal work. It actually can help refresh you with your other priorities.
Earlier this year we went to Maui, Hawaii for a little R&R. What made this trip extra special from a photographic standpoint was that I had the distinct honor to spend the week with the brand-spanking-new Leica M10 rangefinder camera. At the time they had only been on the market at all for two weeks and so I was one of the very few people in the world to use it, and along with my personal Zeiss C Sonnar 50mm lens, I was equipped with the 35mm and 24mm Summiluxes (the latter of which runs US$8,000 alone). This isn't a camera review, but I'll say the M10 absolutely won me over; and I wasn't a big fan of the M typ 240 that preceded it. I'm happy they made an M that finally tempts me to move on from my M9 — maybe some day.
Every single image here (except the header, ironically) was captured with the Leica M10 and one of the three above-mentioned lenses.
We'll let the photos do the talking, but let's just say it's all here. We climbed to the top of a 10,000ft mountain in which an extremely rare plant grows there and nowhere else on earth. We met a resort kitty. We saw some of the most beautiful sunsets of our lives almost every night. We traveled the perilous Road to Hana. We got wet on Slaughterhouse Beach. We drank vodka distilled and wine fermented from pineapples. We saw Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac perform live at a small restaurant he owns. We went out on a catamaran to watch Humpback Whales play. We saw sea turtles in the wild. We ate well. We drank well. We fell in love with the land that is Hawai'i.