Sunday, February 13, 2011

Yesterday in Kauai

About a month ago, a friend and I registered for a Photo Tour in Kauai.  So we booked the flight, reserved the rental car and started dreaming of the great images we were going to snag while traveling around Kauai.

Little did we give a thought to the fact that it might rain.  Well, you know that winter is the rainy season in Hawaii, but did we consider that?  Oh no, not us dreamers!  Two days before our trip I received a frantic email from my friend--"what are we going to do?  The weather forecast is for rain."  Sigh.  The best laid plans of mice and men gang aft aglay" (you know, "the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry" or in other words, as the country song goes, "if you want to see God laugh, tell Him your plans).

So the tour cost wasn't an issue--we hadn't paid yet.  But the plane and rental car were already charged to my card, so off we went early in the morning.  We spent yesterday in Kauai.

We landed in the rain!  We drove to the tour place in the rain.  We discussed whether the tour would take place in the rain.  We watched the webcam of the rain.  And then it was decided that we'd head to the southern part of the island, because it wasn't raining there.

So...we all got a discount on the tour and off we went.  We wound up having a decent day, but I wouldn't say it paid off in spectacular images.  Just mediocre as far as I'm concerned, but I did get to practice my slow shutter speed with the flowing water.  And, I am now the proud owner of a new, snazzy camera strap. 

I was exhausted by the time we landed back on Oahu and was very glad to arrive home. 


trishalyn said...

These are gorgeous images, Linda...there's nothing "mediocre" about them! #2 and #4 are my favorites, so I'd better see them in your book! :-)

Anonymous said...

I agree with Trish,. these are lovely...I had a hard time picking a favorite...Jean

Bridget said...

you are smokin!!!!
these are beautiful!