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More Lights than Expected

Captured this yesterday at my favorite Thai restaurant on the island, Haleiwa Eats. Rain in Hawaii ok. Lightning? WHAT?! Never happen. This was a rare treat and I’m incredibly stoked that I was able to capture this.

It rained supah dupah hard and the Christmas parade was so podunk awesome! Esp. the kickball league of like 7 people. Loved seeing a Christmas parade with so much Aloha, and rain, and candy.

I should teach you guys how to take lighting shots…
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  1. Mad Marv

    Now that is a cool pic of some lightning. Was this taken on your film camera or digital?

    Dec 13, 2008 @ 3:05 pm


  2. Fran Magbual

    I love lightning! Great picture.

    Dec 13, 2008 @ 3:05 pm


  3. JPhilipson

    Took it with my digital. It was so fun to try to capture too…

    Dec 13, 2008 @ 3:05 pm


  4. Karen in Honolulu

    I love the atmosphere. Is that lightning? Don’t you just love Haleiwa. My favorite place on the island.

    Dec 13, 2008 @ 3:06 pm


  5. jeelago

    very cool!!

    Dec 13, 2008 @ 3:38 pm


  6. JPhilipson

    Yup! Lightning! Haleiwa is touristy by I’m glad that I was able to see the locals finally get together and do something.

    Dec 13, 2008 @ 3:58 pm


  7. michaelback

    So good man. if i could have haleiwa eats and lightning i would be soooooo happy.

    Dec 13, 2008 @ 4:18 pm


  8. Mad Marv

    Is there anything going on in the white blob of lightning? If you play with the levels in Photoshop, there might be something that pops out if the whiteness is taken down a few steps.

    Dec 13, 2008 @ 4:59 pm


  9. Joy

    Amazing!!

    Dec 13, 2008 @ 9:02 pm


  10. JPhilipson

    I did, its way to overexposed. This is the best exposure you can get and I actually did take it down a couple steps to get some of the streaks closer to the blog.

    Dec 13, 2008 @ 9:04 pm


  11. omi

    awesome pic. with all that lightning, it was the best parade i’ve ever seen!!

    Dec 14, 2008 @ 12:25 am


  12. DAPHNE

    great pic – and the reference to the kickball team – any chance you have a pic of them? My son is on the team – I’m the mom in Oregon thanks

    Dec 14, 2008 @ 12:53 am


  13. JPhilipson

    wow that’s awesome! All the way from Oregon I’m interested on how you came to find my site. And about the photo, I did get a pic but it was storming so hard I ran out and got a photo. I’ll look at it ’em and send it to you!

    Dec 14, 2008 @ 1:45 am


  14. paul valach

    Great capture! Love the color and all else that is going on.

    Dec 15, 2008 @ 11:07 pm


  15. Jeff Speigner

    Right place, right time, right attitude. Beautiful capture!

    Dec 16, 2008 @ 11:36 am

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