I am decidedly UNtech-y, but oh so photo trigger happy.  It is the camera feature of my new phone that I wanted to try out and continue to do so. Of course I broke it in on my recent Hawaii trip.


Here are some of my favorite snapshots so far!



Swinging bridge at Hanapepe, Kauai


The roads less traveled in Hawaii offer up some striking views…


Exploring Kauai pays off with views like this

And hiking the Na Pali coast only beckons me further…next time.


Hiking along the Na Pali coast, Kauai



Exploring Kauai via mud ATVs


There is so much to see on Kauai, and covering some of the vast territory on ATVs was not only a beautiful experience…


Waterfall on Kauai, ATV tour


Touring Kauai via ATVs

It had some thrills, too.


1/2 mile tunnel, Kauai mud ATV tour

(I’m impressed with the image stabilizer.  I could barely hang on to the phone/camera for several of these shots, not to mention keeping it out of the mud)

I finally caught the sunrise from Haleakala on Maui.  I think we all bonded in the shivering pre-dawn on the peak:


Pre-dawn at Haleakala, Maui


And the day breaks, and with the sun comes warmth! Haleakala, Maui


Another sunburst of color in Princeville, Kauai



An old sugar refinery from back in the days when cane was king… Kauai


View of crashing waves from the Kilauea lighthouse near Princeville, Kauai. We saw whales spouting and breaching from this stellar spot!

And another kind of spouting could be spotted at Spouting Horn…


Spouting Horn, Kauai


I’m loving the panorama app and intend to hike to new heights in the pursuit of more panorama-worthy moments. I only wish I had discovered the feature on this phone / camera for my Maui sunrise!

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Princely views of the Princeville coast, Kauai

The other suuper impressive aspect of this phone is its battery life! The phone itself is sleek and lightweight, yet it gives my iPhone battery life a run for its money – and my iPhone has a Mophie case! (A Mophie adds up to 100% more battery life for your phone, and I love this built-in back-up plan.)

More tinkering and shuttering to follow.  Let me know what features you have found that you love, for phone photography and more. Thanks for reading, and traveling with me!

Discloser: As a Verizon Lifestyle Blogger and Twitter Party co-hostess for #VZWBuzz, I was gifted a Droid Maxx to give it a go and so I went!


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@msenger April 7, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Great photos!! Thanks for sharing!


Gina SuuperG Stark April 7, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Thanks Mike…that is Mike, isn't it? ;) Mahalo!


ejodway April 8, 2014 at 9:18 am

Just, WOW! These shots are Absolutely Amazing Girl! It looks like You had a Fabulous trip!! Thank You once again for transporting Us through yet another Landscape, filled with Beauty and Fascinating moments! STUNNING!


Gina SuuperG Stark April 8, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Thank you Ellie! You always make it so rewarding to spend the time blogging and posting! Glad you like the photos and the transporting ;) xoxo G


Kendra April 13, 2014 at 7:07 am

LOVE the pix! You're bringing back memories for me, Gina… got married on Big Island and in Maui, Kauai back in the day. Been waaayy too long!! I have Verizon too… though have iphone — not Droid. maybe someday…! either way, always find it handy to carry 'em in my PortaPocket (Med = iphone


S. M. July 31, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Beautiful !


Gina SuuperG Stark August 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Thank you :)


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