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Archive for January, 2009
Palms Up
Palms Up

Palm trees that is. Enjoying winter here in Hawaii.

Hawaii’s State Capitol
Hawaii's State Capitol

I used the reflections in the water surrounding Hawaii’s state capitol. It actually isn’t that much water. The trick is to get a wide angle lens and get as near and low to the water as you can. It makes the water look more substantial than it really is.

Sandy’s Beach
Sandy's Beach

The last full moon I walked out to Sandy’s Beach on Oahu, Hawaii. These exposures are about 30 seconds long which give the water a soothing, soft milky look.

Sun and Love
Sun and Love

Just entered this photo into a competition and thought I might as well post it to my blog because I love it. The colors, the silhouette, everything about this photo is beautiful to me. Check out the rest of Jing and Jenny’s engagement shoot.

Feeding the Birds
Feeding the Birds

They’re little feet tickle 🙂 They’re so suspicious of you but they want the food so bad. It’s rather cute, you can see the debate going on in their faces as they swoop past testing to see if its ok. Eventually a brave one stops and lands on your hand.

Sandy’s Beach
Sandy's Beach

The last full moon I walked out to Sandy’s Beach on Oahu, Hawaii. These exposures are about 30 seconds long which give the water a soothing, soft milky look.

In Flight.

Hold out your hand with some crackers and the birds will fly up and eat them out of your hands… I took this photo with my Nikon EM and was so happy that it turned out… This is quickly becoming one of my favorite photos… not sure if I can explain it, but just is. […]

Photo on Photojojo
Photo on Photojojo

I wrote a blog post about it on my personal blog. You can check it out here.

Valley of the Temples
Valley of the Temples

Took this in Kaneohe at Valley of the Temples. I love this place. I come here to think, to sit, to take pictures, to enjoy God’s creation. I come here too to take family portraits and engagement pictures. It is definitely a gem that even some local people don’t know about.

‘Iolani Palace
'Iolani Palace

The ‘Iolani Palace is the only palace on American Soil. You see it here decorated with lights for the holidays.

Anton Glamb and Kea Ho
Anton Glamb and Kea Ho
Our Boat Sank!
Our Boat Sank!

Read all about it here. Everything got wet, including my camera gear which is now in he shop for repairs. :-/

Sunset + Waikiki + Bronica =
Sunset + Waikiki + Bronica =
Robotic Calculators
Robotic Calculators

From the FUTURE! Just a goofy one.

Music and Rythm
Music and Rythm
Blue Scholars
Blue Scholars

One of my favorite hip hop groups “Blue Scholars” came through Hawaii and how could I pass up the opportunity to photograph them in action at Next Door. This is a really cool photo of their shoes. I sharpened the jeans and also painted in more contrast on them. I find that jeans with high […]

The Leaping Tiger
The Leaping Tiger

Um… yeah, cutest little dog ever! He was incredibly tiny and was leaping up and jumping to reach each step. If he were big enough he would have been pulling his owner up the mountain. The little guy had so much energy. For this photo I gave the view of the image the perspective of […]

Greeted with Love :-)

After climbing to the top of Koko Head I was DEAD but so happy to see this little guy to shower me with kisses 😉 Cute dogs FTW!

Beautiful Eyes
Beautiful Eyes

Hazel eyes are my favorite, the mix of green and brown and the subtle transition between the two colours.

At the Loft
Kaneohe Marine Corp Base – Marine CH 53
Kaneohe Marine Corp Base - Marine CH 53

Took a photo of this at Kaneohe Marine Corp Base on the windward side. The helicopters were landing literally within 50 yards of the boat docs… so much fun! Like a private airshow.


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