Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pu’u o Kaimuki Mini Park, 6/25/10

Eyes of Hawaii met up here for a photo shoot of the moon. The clouds have a way of getting in the way. Actually doing a photo shoot is a social event - so we had fun trying out different things with our cameras and comparing notes. Thanks Milton H. for arranging this. We later enjoyed dinner at Chili's in Kahala - yum!

Prior to the moon shoot, I got this with my 70-200 and cropped it to get details.
Voila my token shot.
Looking down Kaimuki.
That is Punchbowl crater in the back and the bright lights are from the baseball stadium at the University of Hawaii.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Byodo-in Temple, 6/19/10

Located in the Valley of the Temples, this temple "is a scale replica of a temple in Uji, Japan, that was constructed over 950 years ago.

Visitors are allowed to pull back this rod and let it hit this bell.
Erick, thanks for showing me your shot of this bell - this was quite a challenge to get this angle - I had to go really low and use Live View to get this shot.
As you can see, it is so serene here.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pan Pacific Parade, 6/13/10


June 18, I just added 3 more pics at the end of this post.

We were so fortunate to be entertained this past weekend, June 11-13 at Ala Moana Center Stage and to end with a parade. I shot this, after all we were in Waikiki.

I just had to capture these cute women sharing an umbrella.
These Korean outfits were so beautiful.

It was also nice seeing these Japanese outfits.

There were many hula groups from Japan.
I heard a lot of commotion, now I know why, this guy was oogling this hula dancer.
The parade had so many happy participants. The little boy was so kawaii (cute)!
I forgot to include these pics of this man and this huge flag. See what he did with it.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Plumerias, 5/7/10

I was trying some macro shooting. I was also experimenting with different effects Photoshop has to offer. Voila.
Thanks Derek, I wouldn't have gotten these shots without borrowing your memory card. Note to self, get my gear ready the night before.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

OMG, 5/22/10

Talking about having fun with photography, Erick and Shun Wah were my models. Yes! You are seeing doubles.

These are pics Erick and Shun Wah took of me.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lantern Floating Ceremony, 5/31/10

Yesterday, I captured 2 events. I just posted: National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, 5/31/10.

This post is the Lantern Floating Ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park. The news mentioned that at least 40,000 attended this ceremony which included many photographers.
Messages were written on these lanterns, when it was dusk, each lantern was lit and sent out to sea.
This picture was really dark, but I was able to photoshop it to "fill light" to give you a glimpse of the many people. There were people along the shore line - including myself. It was actually very hard for me as I am height challenged. Many shots were deleted as I kept getting others in my way.
Some of the lanterns are released by these canoeurs, others released by those who walked into the water.