Beach View at Anahola Beach in Hawaiʻi

Fun in the Sun

Beach View at Anahola Beach in Hawaiʻi

As you may know if you have read the 2018 Kauaʻi Trip Report, we visited several different beaches while we were on the island of Kauaʻi in Hawaiʻi. Anahola Beach was definitely one of our favorites. I think the above photo gives you a good idea as to why it was among the top beaches that we visited.

First off, the scenery was beautiful. Blue ocean water, green grass and trees, nice sand. And the clouds that happened to be there when we were there just added to it even more. It does not just look good in photos. It really was that nice.

Second, there were not many people there. We were there right in the middle of the day, and we had plenty of room to ourselves. We were not the only ones there, because there were a few other people around. But it definitely did not feel crowded at all. That is sometimes hard to find in a nice beach.

And besides all of that (or maybe because of all of that), it was just a relaxing place. The constant waves, the gentle breeze, the warm sun. It was a great place to sit and spend some quiet time. But it was also a great place to cool off in the water, too. There was even a lifeguard close by to keep us as safe as possible.

We found lots to love at Anahola Beach. It was a wonderful day.

Back to the Old Ways?

The other day at work, we were asked if we could find the files on a job that we did a few years ago. And in this case, “a few years” actually meant 1994. Which by my calculation is 24 years ago. Just a few years.

As you probably know, storage methods for electronic files have changed quite a bit in the last 24 years. Maybe that is an understatement. It would probably be more accurate to say that storage methods have changed drastically in that amount of time.

After a bit of searching, I was able to locate the file. Sure enough, it was on a 3.5" floppy disk in a manilla envelope. That was the easy part.

Fortunately, we have a habit of keeping old things around here. So we were eventually able to locate a computer that had a 3.5" drive that would read the disk. Because that disk was old, the slightly newer (but still old) computer that also had a 3.5" drive would not read it, but a really old computer would. But that really old computer did not give many options of what to do with the file. So we copied it to that computer’s hard drive, and then to another 3.5" disk that the newer (but still old) computer could read. That computer also had a USB port, believe it or not, so I was able to copy the file to a flash drive and then to my current computer.

3.5" Floppy Disk

Remember these?

All of that work for a file that was created the year after Laura and I got married. But it was a nice break from the regular office tasks, and it was fun to do a little problem-solving.

It was also a reminder of just how much things have changed over the years. So if any of you youngsters complain about how long it takes to load an app on your phone, I have something to show you. It might make you appreciate what we have now.

Bible Verse

Do not remember the past events, pay no attention to things of old. Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? - Isaiah 43:18-19

About the Photo

There is not necessarily anything new or unusual about the processing of this photo. I used some of the same techniques that I have been using lately. The colors are slightly modified from the original photo, and everything is a bit brighter than the original, too. Just how I like it.

Photo: A single Raw exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about photography tips, photo software, camera gear, and more at Steve’s Photography Tips.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10
Lens: Rokinon 7.5mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens
Date: July 5, 2018
Location: Anahola, Hawaiʻi