Welcome back to Maui. After a long hiatus, I continue the Maui Adventure Series with my latest installment; Twin Falls to the Wall. Twin falls was a nice little hike. It’s worth checking out if you have something else planned for the day like Hana, the Bamboo Forrest, or (like we did) the beautiful Baldwin Beach. Reaching the falls is a short, easy hike many people will want to do in sandals or water shoes. Hey it’s Maui, and the hike is really easy.
Let me take this opportunity to rave about the two video cameras used to shoot this video; the Go Pro Surf Hero & the Canon Powershot G-12. GoPro makes a fine little camera that you can mount on practically anything. It’s great for any activity from sports to documentary filmmaking. The GoPro is flush with accessories including a soon to be released 3D housing. In this video Stacy, Frankie, and I are wearing the Surf Hero on the optional head mount. It worked wonderfully, and really added to the fun of the whole trip. The GoPro also takes stills in single shots, bursts, or at variable time intervals, so cool.
The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about the Canon Powershot G-12 is that upgrading never felt so good. Initially the jump from SD video to 720p HD was what attracted me to the G-12, but the cool new features like miniature mode (which video can be shot in as well) and the in-camera HDR is what keeps me excited about it. I can’t wait to see what new features Canon adds to the G-13, 14, 15 etc. Hopefully the next model will have 1080p and manual video settings. Either way, both these cameras are awesome, and automatic enough that anyone can use them.
The majority of the photos were taken with the 5DMark2. Some were taken with the G-12. I hope you enjoy the video and photos, and look out for my next Maui adventure.
Nice & Smooth
The Magic Mushrooms
If you're in Maui, and you get the underwater photography itch, both underwater cameras used in this video were purchased from the underwater camera specialists at Maui Digital Imaging.