Saturday, February 27, 2010

Kamehame Ridge, 2/20/10

Anyone who knows me knows I don't like to hike. However, the hike that the Hawaii Photographic Society (HPS) went on was just perfect. Kamehame Ridge is in Hawaii Kai and the view really was wonderful.

These bikers are tough, kind of steep, huh?

I thought this water tank was a classic.
Using my wide angle lens:

Nature was extremely cooperative on this day. My 70-200 mm zoom lens combined with my 15 mp camera got these shots for me.

This hike gave me opportunities to use all my lens - here is a macro shot.
As we were leaving, we saw vehicles with hang gliding equipment. So what do we do...we go back. I was a bit chicken to go back up to the look out platform, so I'm happy to have gotten these shots from down below.

Uggh, I think I am addicted to taking pictures. While enjoying a nice lunch with our group at the Blue Water Grill, I could not resist taking this picture.
Hope you get a chance to go to Kamehame Ridge.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cool Aerial Photo Panorama - Olympic Village Vancouver

Thanks Henry Richardson for sending us this beautiful and creative aerial - please click on this link to view: Olympic Village in Vancouver, Canada

Monday, February 15, 2010

Katelynn, 2/13/10

Our photo friend, Gary Nakanishi's granddaughter had a ballet performance at Ala Moana Center Stage. I was impressed with her stage presence. I was fortunate to get these shots.

I also shot some other dancers. I was so happy to catch this little one in flight.

Her teacher also performed for us.

(You may notice that I did 3 posts tonight: Katelynn, Light Painting, Night in Chinatown Parade.)

Light Painting, 2/13/10

Did we have fun or did we have fun? We laughed so much!

Light painting is when we shoot manually and set our shutter speed to bulb. (Bulb - long exposure) We decide when we want to close the shutter. In the meantime Leslie, Marvin and Jon got to draw with their flashlights to create these images.

Jalna, Erick, Susie, Shun Wah, Stan Y. and myself got to capture these images. Jalna did her homework and figured out ideas ahead of time. Thanks Jalna. Later we just brainstormed - and laughed some more.

Erick shot his flash before we closed our shutter.

Leslie was very creative - cool, huh?
Kind of spooky.

Night in Chinatown Parade, 2/6/10

What is Chinese New Year without a parade. This parade went through Hotel Street (Downtown to Chinatown) - it was well attended.
Double click on this pictures and check out the reflection in the tuba.

This character is similar to a jester.

This lady is making dumplings in this little room. So Chinese.