If this trip has taught me anything it's to take care of one's self and family. Everything else like materials and people will all come and go. Don't sweat them or the small stuff. The future holds bright things for us. A new path, a new direction. We will see what it holds for us. This for sure won't be our last time here. #FTP#FFF#FMP#FY#😁#maui#onelasttime#newpaths#us2
Really want to get out and shoot more, I may not be the best photographer out there but it is truly entertaining and great to shoot and try to express a thought or simply capture a great moment through a picture.
Who is down to shoot???
The gear I brought on vacation! (Minus all the @gopro stuff I brought.) Canon's 35mm f/2.8 IS STM has got to be one of the best macro lenses I've tried. Perfect for the slight offset of focus and the bokeh effects on it are amazing. The 18-55mm and 75-300mm came with the rebel t6 kit as well. They aren't bad lenses but they aren't great either. They can DEFINITELY get you the shots you want. The 18-55 would be a lot better if it's maximum aperture wasn't only 3.5, it needs a 2.8 setting. By far the cream of the crop is the 100mm L-series macro lens. With 100mm of focal depth, 1:1 magnification ratio and boasting hybrid image stabilization on the first ever canon lens, this is a BEAST! If you're going to try and shoot some macro, I suggest going out to get this lens. It's worth the $. It's all paired with a rebel T6, and as far as I'm concerned at the moment...the t6 works great for me. 36mp is good enough for now. Probably snag a 60D or 80 when I'm home. Photography classes. Here we come.
How do you encourage sustainable living in the lives of others?
“Completely sustainable living is difficult to come by the modern society that we live in today. On a daily basis we contribute to society that perpetuates waste of resources and excess energy use. We do this because we feel like it makes our lives easier and more manageable. But we are selfish creatures and we take advantage of these opportunities now, but future generations will suffer if we don’t make the changes that can help to maintain the beautiful Earth in which we live today. Simple acts can be implemented in your routine that help to reduce your waste and carbon footprint, examples being making your coffee in the morning or having a mug with you when you go to a coffee shop to avoid using paper and plastic cups, buy unpackaged bulk foods as often as possible, bring your own shopping bags and use public transportation. Composting is another small act that makes a huge different in our landfills today, compost can also be used to fuel gardens and crops with wonderful nutrients. Where I can, I try to help educate people to take small steps in their everyday lives to help them be more conscious of their actions, and implement grander sustainable energy practices and choose renewable, and sustainably produced products.
There are many changes we can make in our lives that aid in living more sustainably, and I believe education is the key. Learn about your options and tips on how to live more sustainably in a modern society. Sites like www.biologicaldiversity.org give great, straightforward tips on how you can reduce your impact and help take a stand for the green planet’s future!” - Sam @sam_henryy