This was my first time to watch a Dragon Boat Race - thanks Lance.
Excerpts from the internet
“Dragon boat races are an ancient Chinese tradition designed to ward off evil spirits, and we have merged this exciting competition with free family activities,” Carlisle said. “This is also the Year of the Dragon, so the festival should be extra fun.”
Paddlers from around the Pacific will compete fiercely in traditional dragon boat races, which this year will include visiting teams from Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Each dragon boat team consists of 16 paddlers, a drummer, flag catcher and steersman. There are two race categories: the open race; and division, which consists of teams competing for an industry trophy
There were 2 starting and finishing points. The above picture was in the middle area of Ala Moana Beach and as you can see the other area was the Diamond Head end of the beach.
This drummer's hat was pretty cool.
Later, we met up with Erick and I learned what it takes to do a model shoot.
I think the lighting added to the reflection of the water upon her skin.
Wow, our model was very gracious, Erick did his homework and the support crew was terrific!!!