Sunday, November 28, 2010

Women's Basketball, 11/27/10

Hey hey ~ Erick, Hiromi and I went to see the women's basketball again. This time we were closer to the players.

Everyone is at attention for the Star Spangled Banner and Hawaii Pono`i.

I enjoy capturing the intensity of the players. However tonight, I was unable to get many sharp images - uggh.

Wow, was I lucky to get this shot.
This was a tough game. It ended with a tie 55:55. Then during overtime it ended with another tie 57:57. The 2nd and last overtime, Hawaii did come out ahead 57:63.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Talent! NPAC, 11/21/10

I was in tears as I watched this performance. Robin and his wife Michelle Kitsu have given to Nanakuli High and Intermediate students the opportunity to be part of this Performing Arts also known as NPAC

Infact it is "open to any student from grades 5 to 12 from any public school. No performance experience required, just a desire to learn and grow and work as a team" as written in this program.

Before the show

Inbetween the songs, there were individual sharing of how their participation with NPAC affected their lives. Let the tears flow.



Robin Kitsu - thanks for a terrific performance!!!

Jalna it was so much fun shooting with you. You have to check her blog. Thank you Sunny-Aloha Miller, Jalna considers you - volunteer extraordinaire. Kudos for arranging this photo opportunity. (Too bad we weren't able to stay for the 4 hour performance, we left during intermission)

Later I joined Eyes of Hawaii at 5:30 to capture the sunset below the Light House on Diamond Head Road.

Tonight, I was very determined to blog so you will also see, these posts:
The Hike! Kualoa Ranch, 11/20/10 and Women's Basketball, 11/20/10

The Hike! Kualoa Ranch, 11/20/10

Imagine 60 people meeting at 7:30 am sharp for a photo shoot/hike at Kualoa Ranch. The majority were with Eyes of Hawaii, photography club, and the rest were with Terry Takaki's photography class.

However before getting there, Richard and I couldn't resist some shots across from the Ranch.

This special shoot did cost $30.00 per person. So we gladly jumped into the vehicle that went up the mountain, lickty split.

Our escort shared the value of the breadfruit.
Hee hee, Gary, I grabbed your picture online, thank you so much for doing this panoramic with your very cool camera that stitches within the camera. I am jellos!

From this vantage point, I almost gasped when were informed that we were now going down from this side of the mountain to the bottom by foot.

What you don't see was the mud, mud and more mud. It was quite a challenge getting down. Only 3 people chose not to do the hike, however none us of knew the extent of the hike - so off we went.
As I tried to capture this reflection in a puddle, my left foot sank (hee hee it was deeper than I thought and I had someone yank me out).

Would you believe it was 10:05 am when I took this shot. Hmm (8:00 -10:05 am) is a long time to be hiking. We ended up taking another 2 hours to get to the bottom. We were offered the scenic route since we are photographers. Hmm, we found ourselves going up again and around. Blessing, great exercise!

It was fun to take pictures of these cows. There were more but were gated until we left this valley.

This machinery was part of the Kualoa Sugar Mill which I blogged on Sept. 6, 2010. I saw this as I departed from the little bus that brought us back and is infront of the dining room/souvenir shop. Now it was 12:24 pm. We were ready to get some R&R.