Hi everyone. Sorry posting as been light lately. All is well, I'm just kind of boring at the moment.
Summer is suddenly right around the corner, and I am about to get very, very busy. I'm presently in a kind of a holding pattern, the calm before the storm of High Wedding Season. What can I tell ya? Yesterday my car got a tuneup, oil change and tire rotation. Most of my camera gear is currently getting the same treatment at Canon headquarters. See? Boring.
Also, Joel and I are going to Hawaii in July with my parents, sister and brother-in-law. My mom and my sister have really taken charge of the planning, which I was happy to sit back and let them do, since they're total Hawaii-philes. Joel and I aren't really all-inclusive resort people; we're more adventure vacation types. My sister and my mom have done a really good job of planning a combination of stuff that's simultaneously relaxing and adventureous.
Joel and I are seriously considering doing Lava Roy's Ocean Adventure Tour, which seems like the best chance we'll get to shoot liquid lavafalls where they flow into the ocean. But then I found a bunch of threads like this one on TripAdvisor.com, which essentially feature a bunch of posters running around like panicking Smurfs (The link takes you to a YouTube video; the Smurfs panic 32 seconds into the clip. See what I mean? That's what the message board is like. Totally.)
They're all, "Collapsing lava shelf" this! and "You could get boiled in hot ocean water" that! I ran some of it by Joel, resident geologist, who was like, "Those posts are from a long time ago, the lava flow is completely different now" and "Some of that sounds like sound science; I have to do some research."
The bottom line is... we still really want to do this. We also don't want to die. What do you think? It's been a while since I posted a poll --------------------->