G11 does Maui

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Snail69 Regular Member • Posts: 372
G11 does Maui

I finally got around to organizing all the pics we took on our recent trip to Maui. Up till the moment I walked out the door to go to the airport I was debating whether or not to take my Nikon D300 and the G11 as a backup. I knew with all the outdoor hikes and activities I'd find lugging the D300 gear around to be a PITA so I finally decided to leave it at home. I took the G11 and SD870IS as my backup instead.

My wife took her SD700IS and combined we took over 2000 pics. One or two of these may have been taken with the Elphs and not the G11.

Anyhow, here are some snaps from the trip. No masterpieces, just wanted to share. Some are straight out of camera, only resized, others have a slight boost in color, a touch of contrast and sharpening in an old program I use called SuperJPG. My PS skills are still lacking so didn't bother using it.
Anyhow, I hope you enjoy...

Album:

2010

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Djordje Jevtovic
Djordje Jevtovic Senior Member • Posts: 2,327
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Very nice images. I like compositions in most of them. G11 seems like very capable camera...in hands of capable photographer, of course!
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tsinvest Senior Member • Posts: 1,010
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Nice shots, thanks for sharing!
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sueanne
sueanne Forum Pro • Posts: 19,388
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Nice set at Maui.

Sometimes its nice to carry a smaller camera to enjoy your vacation than lug heavy gear all around for the day.

I like the surf and the food shots - the melting pot looks yummy.

Thanks for sharing.

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Royal1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,406
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Very, Very nice. The color is extraordinary. Thanks for sharing.

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Jerrich
Jerrich Senior Member • Posts: 2,686
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Great shots, thanks. They made me miss Maui again. I had the same experience with my 11 and Fuji S100 on a W Caribbean cruise; the large Fuji just stayed in the bag and the 11 did all the heavy lifting. I get spoiled so easy.
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Anchor72 Contributing Member • Posts: 995
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Snail-

Thank for a wonderful sampler of Maui. I love your shots. More and more I too an leaving my DSLR at home. We head off for a contract* cruise in Alaska next week, and the DSLR's are staying home.

Sarah Joyce

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Vaughn T.Winfree
Vaughn T.Winfree Veteran Member • Posts: 4,036
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This little camera G11 is impressive for what it is.

It may not be DSLR quality, but it sure is close enough for me and most of what I do these days... The G11 impresses me more and more with its versatility and image quality especially shooting RAW when I want more control over the image.

The big guns stay home more and more for me as they simply are not not needed or impractical. The G11 is the perfect size for me. Any larger, it would be too bulky. Any smaller it would not fit in my hands well.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful images... I especially liked the first cropped version.

I was looking at a picture in your gallery with the G11 around your neck. It seems that you added extensions to you neck strap. I normally use the hand strap for me, but I do want to get an extended neck strap. What did you use?

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Snail69 OP Regular Member • Posts: 372
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Thanks for all the kind words. It was an awesome trip and in retrospect I'm glad I left the DSLR at home. The only time I really missed it was during some whale watching where the reach of a longer lens was desired.

These were all shot in jpg by the way.

Hey Vaughn, actually I took 2 shots of that Native Indian art from the Vancouver airport shot and posted both in the album. The one I posted in this thread isn't a crop.

As for the strap, it's funny, I wanted the versatility of having a neck strap, and being able to remove it and use a shorter wrist strap. Those two short nylon straps attached to the camera directly are actually the short straps that come with Maglite Solitaires, the AAA flashlights. I have a couple of those lights that I don't use anymore so took the split rings off one end and looped them through the camera connection points. I then attached another neck strap to those. Now I can remove the neck strap when I don't need it.
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Edlolim Contributing Member • Posts: 767
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Beautiful series, really nice.
Sunsets-beaches #22 nice shade/colors
Thanks for sharing
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NewYorkEd Senior Member • Posts: 1,515
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Very nice group of photos, nice color, sharp and clear. I enjoyed looking at them.
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vincent filomena
vincent filomena Veteran Member • Posts: 5,106
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Oh, you're good: did your gallery.
I know the G11 is Magical, but you did it justice !

Thanks for the tour,
Vjim

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Snail69 OP Regular Member • Posts: 372
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Wow, I'm humbled by the nice compliments from you all. I'm just glad I could contribute. Hawaii has been on my "Places to visit" list for ages. The trip was really a late birthday gift from my wife for my 40th bday.

vincent filomena wrote:

Oh, you're good: did your gallery.
I know the G11 is Magical, but you did it justice !

Thanks for the tour,
Vjim

Cheers!
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rbull44 Senior Member • Posts: 2,536
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You have some very nice shots. I am amazed what the G11 can do when one uses it as a primary camera.
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mtndew Senior Member • Posts: 1,341
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You have a very nice series. Good work. Thanks for sharing. The Hawaiian Islands, what a wonderful place to practice ones craft.
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Jim Senior Member • Posts: 2,227
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How do I see the EXIF data for these photos?

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Snail69 OP Regular Member • Posts: 372
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Thanks all! Really appreciate the compliments. I'm not sure why the EXIF data is not available. It may have been lost when I resized the images in SuperJPG.

If you've got a particular shot in mind let me know and I'll try to access and post it here.

Jim wrote:

How do I see the EXIF data for these photos?

Jim

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jdoo Senior Member • Posts: 2,962
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Great shots! It looks like you were in the Lahaina and Kaanapali areas. We are headed to that area of Maui this coming Tuesday. I am leaving my DSLR (40D) behind on this trip - and only taking my S90. I've been lamenting whether or not I will miss having a DSLR with me - and looking at your images, I am feeling a lot better about not lugging my dslr gear with us. Anyway - thanks for sharing your pics. Gallary looks great.
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Snail69 OP Regular Member • Posts: 372
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Hey Joe,

thanks, glad you enjoyed them. Yes we stayed in Kaanapali at the Royal Lahaina Resort just North of Black Rock, Whalers Village, and most of the big hotel chains.

I felt the same way, would I regret taking or not taking it, but all things considered I'm happy I left it home. I know I definitely didn't miss the DSLR when I was hiking Iao Valley. It gave me the opportunity to learn the G11 a bit better and play around with settings to try to get the shots I was going for.

The only time I missed the D300 was for the zoom and speed when shooting whales and surfers. Other than that I was happy using the G11 and the 270EX Speedlite.

I just bought an S90 on April 9th, a week and a half after returning from Maui, otherwise I would have taken it as my backup to the G11. I think you'll find the S90 enough camera for the trip.
Have a safe trip and enjoy the stay. It truly is a beautiful and magical place.

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Great shots! It looks like you were in the Lahaina and Kaanapali areas. We are headed to that area of Maui this coming Tuesday. I am leaving my DSLR (40D) behind on this trip - and only taking my S90. I've been lamenting whether or not I will miss having a DSLR with me - and looking at your images, I am feeling a lot better about not lugging my dslr gear with us. Anyway - thanks for sharing your pics. Gallary looks great.
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jdoo Senior Member • Posts: 2,962
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Thanks again for the encouragement in taking only the S90 to Maui. We are headed home later today - and I found that not lugging around my DSLR was liberating. I have a lot of pics to go through, and these are not the best - but they were taken off the same stretch of beach where you (and we) stayed.. Kaanapali.

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