Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hilton Hawaiian Village with Milton S, 7/25/11

I was happy when Milton S. said he wanted to take pictures at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  This is a view of its lagoon.

Rainbow Tower
 I am happy to be here because of these macaws

penguins (there are 5), herons (2), turtles (?) as well as flamingoes, ducks, carps and a black swan
flowers, these are just a few
and water lilies.

Here is the area I took those 2 water lilies
Milton let me use this very cool tripod.
Thanks Milton, it was so much fun.  I learned more about smaller aperture for more detail.  (To get a soft background, use the largest aperture.)

The landscape at the Hilton Hawaiian Village is so beautiful; there are even waterfalls.

Friday, July 22, 2011

10 years of performing, 7/10/11

Erick, Tish and myself had the pleasure of taking pictures for New Hope.  I am so impressed with the quality and enthusiasm of these young performers.  

(FYI, some of these pictures show the heads of the musicians, which was unavoidable.)

Pretty elaborate, huh?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

East Glacier National Park, Montana, 6/17-21/11

East Glacier has spectacular landscape.  I worked real hard to choose these.

This is where we stayed, Glacier Park Lodge.  
Our first stop with the Red Bus (check my next blog/post "The Animals, Food, and the Red Bus") Two Medicine.

More of East Glacier

Richard and I rented a car and went back with our tripods to capture this waterfall.  

Lake St. Mary.
Chief Mountain

Part of Glacier National Park is in Alberta, Canada.  This part is also known as International Peace Park.

Please check to see more about our visit to Prince of Wales Hotel (check my next blog/post "The Animals, Food, and the Red Bus").
I returned to this ranger station in Two Medicine to get a Cancellation stamp which has the name of the park and the date of your visit in my official Passsport - To Your National Parks, 25th Anniversary Edition. Richard wasn't feeling well so I made sure his Passport got stamped.
I enjoyed a 45 minute boat ride.  OMG it was a photographer's dream.

This couple had also gone to Two Medicine but chose to hike.  I asked if I could take their picture they have been married for 45 years and yes they were high school sweethearts, such a sweet couple.
Here are some sites from where we stayed, we walked down this road to
do our laundry

This area is part of the Blackfeet Indians.
Inside Glacier Park Lodge,  incredible, huh?  Guess what, no elevators.

Erma and Richard having fun, hee hee at my expense.
Amtrak was faced with many natural challenges.  North Dakota had a flood which postponed our departure. Our original departure was June 20 at 6:45 pm.  During the day, we saw the post change to 8:00 pm. and change.  The train finally left at 5:00 am the following day.  The date was not updated.
Today, I also posted: The animals, food, and red bus, 6/17-21/11, and Full Moon, 7/14/11.