Monday, October 26, 2009

Ajumma! Are You Krazy?, 10/25/09


My friend Ruth and I went to see this movie at the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). Since it was only 26 minutes, it was part of the "Shorts". But what a hilarious 26 minutes!!! We had sooooo much fun laughing, it was really well done.

Movie: Ajumma / ah-joo-ma / n.

1: middle-aged women represented as strong, fearless and dependable.

2: friendly insult amongst female friends noting one another’s age.

HIFF : "AJUMMA! Are you krazy? is a zany comedy that follows the misadventures of three Korean drama fanatics.

Fueled by their schoolgirl hormones, the hopelessly romantic Ajummas, Judy (Thea Matsuda), the lovable and innocent heroine, Susan (Tessie Magaoay) the raunchy tough one, and Amy (Cari L. Mizumoto) the sassy tart, go on a hilarious journey to try and meet Korean super star Michael Park by stealing his itinerary, breaking into his hotel room, and sneaking on to his music video set.

Witty writing, a light-hearted story and a likable cast allow this short film to succeed in taking a humorous look at the K-drama phenomenon and what some ladies will do for a crush."

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Portraits/Liliokulani Garden, 10/24/09

It was so nice coming to Liliokulani Garden for our portrait shooting.
Part of portrait shooting is having models to shoot. It was a pleasure shooting 2 children, 2 dogs and some of our classmates.
After asking his mom if he could take pictures, I thought it was precious how she involved him.

This dog is Abby. She was just featured in our local newspaper as a dog that gives comfort to those at Maluhia and Leahi Hospital. We were so fortunate to have her and as you can see she is waiting for her treat.

Actually, this is a candid shot.
I couldn't help myself shoot other things at this beautiful garden.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Waianae Coast, 10/10/09

Lighting plays a large part in photography. Ed Y. shared at our Eyes of Hawaii meeting: the best light, direction of light, quality of light, color of light and devices to improve lighting. We were then put to the test when we went on a field trip to the Waianae Coast.

The coast is so beautiful.

Check out this lighting.

We had a great time and enjoyed an ono lunch at Queen Street Cafe.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Canoe Surfing, 10/9/09

Ever heard of "canoe surfing"? Hee hee, it is exactly what it is called. I took my friend's pics from the Outrigger Canoe Club. The surf broke out further than my 70 - 200 zoom could handle. After this pic, you will be seeing cropped pics.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

From Point Panic, 10/2/09

Kaimuki High School Adult Ed - Beginning Photography met at Point Panic for a variety of shots - moon rise, sun set, and Hilton Hawaiian Village Friday fireworks.

"The name comes from the rock jetty that you'll slam into if you don't bail at the right time. Its like a game of chicken between you and the rocks, except the rocks never get out of your way."

I felt like a paparazzi as I took this picture, my zoom really can get in close.
In photography class, we learned about the "sweet light" which happens in the late afternoon.
More "sweet light" shots using my zoom.
As you can see, this is definitely a cropped moon shot.
While enjoying wide angle shots...
I didn't get any good fireworks. As it went off, I realized I still had my wide angle lens, PANIC, I changed back to my zoom, took some shots, and needless to say, not good . Ooops.

Sunset pictures? I didn't get any either, it was too cloudy.