Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Princess Hawaii Cruise Escape Completely

Princess Cruises, as a part of their logo, has  the  trademarked slogan "escape completely." I had pretty much dismissed this as marketing hype but after one day on board the Grand Princess;  I really had escaped. The hardest decision I have to make is what to eat.  I can do whatever I want when I want. Love it!

Travel Photography - Epiphany

  I have been shooting photos from many years, starting originally with film and  now digital. I own a collection of cameras that would put me into the pro category.  I've hauled many pounds of gear on trains and ships when I traveled,  capturing some great shots. On recent trips I have relied more and more on my point and shoot that I carry in a small case on my belt. It is always handy and is very stealth. In many situations you don't want to draw attention to your expensive gear. A few weeks before this cruise I dropped it and the screen shattered. I knew I needed a replacement so I searched for "travel cameras."  I selected the Panasonic Lumix ZS 25 on sale at Costco for under $200. I brought it on board and loved it instantly.  It is smarter and quicker than me,  making exposure decisions in a heart beat. I had a photo epiphany of sorts, you don't have to carry many pounds of camera stuff to get great pictures. My aching back thanks you! Another escape, I no longer need to be a pack mule.

We are up early to photograph the sunrise and eat some breakfast.
Sunrise from The Grand Princess Hawaii Cruise

Sunrise Grand Princess Nov. 2013
This next photo reminds me of a scene from the movie 'City of Angels' when the angels turn toward the setting sun.
Passengers on The Grand Princess Hawaii Cruise watch the sunrise

My Breakfast selection - Grand Princess Horizon Court Buffet

Let me show you a few more photos taken with  my new stealth travel camera.
Alfredo's  Pizza Grand Princess

Passing Storm

Waterfall Fun Hawaii


Zoomie said...

I'm amazed by the quality of these very small cameras. So liberating!

Greg said...

Zoomie- The technology changes so fast!

Chilebrown said...

I believe it is more than the camera. You have a knack for framing and composition. It also helps you are always having fun on a cruise.

Greg said...

Chilebrown- Thanks! Cruising,fun and photos... some of my favorite things.

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