Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Waimea Falls Park, 3/20/10

Hawaii Photography Society (HPS) met with a wet Waimea Falls Park. True photographers don't let the weather get in the way although it is a challenge to protect our gear. Hee hee, we just didn't want to go home after driving out there.

Here are my pics, I never made it to the famous Waimea Falls - too wet.

At lunch, we were fortunate to see peacocks.
I was shooting both color and black and white and I was amazed to see what the "eyes" look like. As you can see it has texture.
I never saw the back of a peacock before - pretty cool, huh?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

16th Annual Honolulu Festival, 3/14/10


This festival has grown each year - now with 4 venues of entertainment: Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Center, Waikiki Beach Walk, and Waikiki Shopping Center - from March 13-14. It concludes with a parade down Waikiki.

Shun Wah and I went to the Hawaii Convention Center from 12:30 -3:00 on March 14.

Wow! It was actually hard to choose pictures to show the excitement and talent of these performers.

Sugaren - Yosakoi

Descendance -Aborigine Dance

Chomploo Aya - Ryukyu Karate Dance

Ryukyu Koten Afuso-ryu Ongaku Kenkyuu Choichi Kai - Classical music

It was a halau (hula group), but I just chose this dancer.
So what are these photographers shooting?
Enjoy the Honolulu Festival with Momoi - Idol

She was so cute and it was so much fun to see her fans participating. The audience also got glow sticks.

As we were leaving, we saw a display of the previous 15 festivals. I was happy to see this.