It was a wonderful time. Mostly hiked as the water a bit cold for the missus and I. Stayed at a beach front cottage (honeymoon splurging).
Carried my 20D, 430 EX, 70-300 DO, 17-55 2.8 IS, Whibal 6 card and Gitzo 1540T with Markins M10 head. The camera and lenses + flash were stuffed into a lowepro Offtrail 1 fanny pack (with the regular lens cases replaced by LC-1s). The tripod and head could easily be strapped to the bottom of my backpack (Gregory Baltoro) and the Camera bag was in the backpack. On some sections of the trail where it wasn't too muddy, I had the camera hanging on my neck and shoved it into my half-open rain jacket to keep it from swinging. The Gitzo and markins were phenomenal in their use and light weight. Totally made them worth it (I was feeling major buyers remorse after spending a 1000$ on them).
All photos were shot in raw and white balanced with the Whibal-6 card when I remembered to carry it. Processed in lightroom, mainly whitebalance, clarity, detail and tone curve. Occasional use of exposure controls. Some shots used the B+W Circ Pol filter on the 17-55. The 70-300 DO lens was not really needed. Maybe 5 out of the 250 photos I had taken. I need to color profile my 20D with the 17-55 (a bit cooler than my 24-15) and the 70-300 with the fors/gardner) scripts and then re-process the keepers.
I also carried a Camelback raincover and used it to cover my *entire* camera bag when I could strap the bag to my waist.
Kiluea lighthouse ISO 100, 20mm, f/8.0, 1/160s, Polarizer used. (Need to correct horizon)
Stream crossing at the end of the 2 mile Kalalau trail. ISO 200, 17mm, f/8.0, 1/100s
Queens bath. Princeville. ISO 200, 1mm, f/4.0, 1/500s
Sunset view of Bali Hai from Princeville. ISO 400, 17mm, f/8.0, 1/250s
Waimaea Canyon. ISO 200, 17mm, f/8.0, 1/160s
Na'pali view from end of Waimaea canyon drive. ISO 200, 18mm, f/8.0, 1/125s
The rest of the photos can be seen at http://picasaweb.google.com/vamsi.juvvigunta/Kauai2008 if interested.I am a noob at using lightroom and raw (Have the books and read em, but no major experience. Am still not sure about output sharpening and judging the halo widths etc), any advice or criticism will be gladly accepted.