Winding Down 2017...

With all of the holiday craziness and travel, here are some photos from my December adventures both near and far. I was super excited to take my new lens along. After taking too long trying to 1) decide to get it and 2) figuring out used lens logistics, I am pleased with the results and quality of my (hopefully) final choice for a while now. 

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In mid-December, there was a short trip to Hawaii filled with family, friends, Christmas shopping and food. 

It was surprisingly cold when I got there but a nice change compared to the usually overly hot and humid summers. As always, things have changed. I hardly recognize walking around Ward and Ala Moana anymore. But some things never change—the views, the people, the food. 

Photos taken from Ala Moana Beach Park, the KCC Farmers Market and the Mount Tantalus Lookout.


On Christmas Day, I took a short hike to the top of the hill behind my dad's house. It was actually pretty cool to see that things weren't as dead as I thought they would be and a reminder that there is beauty to be found everywhere, no matter which place or which season. There is more to be seen than just green grass and changing leaves!

This is probably my favorite photo of the month. I love the refreshing simplicity and the vast white space.

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And lastly, a day in the city, hitting all the usual spots and some new ones. It was gorgeous and beautiful and quite warm! But, I wasn't complaining... 

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Photos taken from the Salesforce West Tower, Hyatt Regency San Francisco, Coit Tower, Union Square, Ferry Building Marketplace and SFMOMA.