Monday, August 31, 2009

August 2009, 8/31/09



This August has




All in one Month - it happens once in 823 years!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Got Ducks? - Hoomaluhia Park, 8/29/09

Eyes of Hawaii had its first annual picnic.  I am quite sure there will be more annual picnics.  It was fun.  We had lots of food and cameras.  After all, we are a photography group.

What caught my eye were the ducks.

There were even coots
Interesting, their feet are not webbed.
Below this coot were lots of red devil fish and some carps.
I liked how the light fell on the lake.
Others were also enjoying this park.

Some foliage.  Thanks Luther I needed help with getting this picture, instead of auto focus, we were doing manual focus.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Lanai Point Lookout, 8/23/09

I had a great day with Milton S., Dewey, Derrek, and Joan.  Milton S. shot me while I shot the road across the way, see the next picture. 

It was so enjoyable to capture the ocean as well as the terrain.
fyi, I redid this black and white picture.  Dewey was correct, my previous post did not define the blacks and whites.  Thanks Dewey.

Notice the fishermen, gutsy, huh?

Here is another repost of a black and white.
Click on this picture to view the striations.  This place was so cool, I could stay here for hours.

Just as we were leaving, we saw this canoe race.  I found out the women were doing a 26 miler from Kailua, Oahu.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

End of Summer, 8/22/09

Alan and his friends chill out near the Natatorium in Waikiki.  It was a perfect early evening for this get together.  I had to catch the "sweet light" prior to the sun setting.

The Natatorium is now closed to the public, hense this tiny opening.
After I took this picture, I couldn't believe my eye, I saw the green flash.  I just wish I had continued shooting.  Perhaps I would have gotten that green flash.  It happened so quickly.
Ever have creme brulee at a picnic?  Dennis made that happen. Thanks Dennis, it was "to die for".

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Soto Mission Bon Dance, 8/15/09

It has been fun attending bon dances this summer.                             The musicians epitomize the ambiance of the evening.

This little one was beaming with happiness as she danced.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Zoo, 8/15/09

Thanks to Hawaii Photographic Society (HPS) for making arrangements to shoot at 8:00 a.m. 

Amy and I went straight to the tiger, this male tiger didn't give us much of an opportunity to take pictures of him.  He kept coming out of his area and then turning around and going back in.
I thought it was neat to see this pelican following this little bird.
I admire the beauty of this bird and took a bunch of pictures.  A nice gentleman came by and informed me that she is sitting on her eggs.  I thought OMG, no wonder she just stayed there and looked around.
I was fortunate that before long she stood up to check on her eggs.
Only to get back to keeping her eggs warm.I really wanted to take pictures of the toucan.  I didn't want the cage to show but the openings were small.  This made it very difficult to get the focal point to go in between the bars and onto the toucan. Perhaps the toucan was camera shy, it kept flying about.  So these are my 2 best shots.

I am always intrigued by the zebra's stripes.  These 2 pictures show how its stripes continue into its mane.  Cool, huh?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A weekend in Kahuku, 8/9/09

Jellos?  This home in Kahuku was a gathering place for a mini class reunion. Needless to say it was fun.  
My friends hoped to get good shots of this log.

Due to an impending hurricane, the waves were a bit rough.  
Before turning in, I got this moon shot.
I set my alarm for 5:50 a.m. to see the sunrise.  My friends said Saturday morning's sunrise was spectacular.  However this morning, the weather wasn't good and within minutes the clouds rolled in blocking the view of the sunrise.  Not fair.
I did get one last shot of the log.  I of course didn't want to go back into town.