Tuesday, July 27, 2010

West Loch Shoreline Park, 7/25/10

Not sure how many have visited West Loch Shoreline Park, I was pleasantly surprised how nice it is. This park is surrounded by water as well as with these jetties.

As the sun went down, we shot pictures with long exposures.

Being that it was a full moon night, made it an even more photo opportunity.

Believe it or not these were taken after the previous ones @ 8:30 pm. With a long exposure, it appears to be day time.

Thanks Stan for arranging this photo shoot. I know the others enjoyed it as much as I did. Also thank you Henry for teaching me how to get the water to be smooth. You are very talented.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A day full of shooting, 7/18/10

Today started off with a hike up Kamehame Ridge with the Sierra Club and photographers were encouraged to join. However shortly after this bend we were stopped by someone who kept saying this was a private road and that we should leave. Although we weren't sure about this, our leader said let's heed this person's words.
So plan B became a hike along the ridge of Koko Head it overlooks Hanauma Bay. Here is a view of it. It is kind of like this one with a road however there is the option of hiking down.
I did manage to at least shoot this plant. I was happy with the soft background using a 2.8 aperture which captures what is up close.
Needless to say some of us chose to skip plan B and head off to Jack's in Aina Haina. This is a popular place and there was a wait. I ran into my cousin Cookie and welcomed her to join us (Stan Y, Russ and Shirley) for breakfast. Got to have their biscuit and pancakes to name a few.

I then went to the 40th Annual Ukulele Festival. I agree with my friend Shun Wah - never knew there was a festival let alone find out this is their 40th.
As you can see I barely got a clear view of the children, so many attendees.

I was fortunate to come when Ohta-San performed
and when Danny Kalekini performed. He was also the festival's emcee.
Why is Roy Sakuma so happy???
Yes, it was a $5,000.00 check for his organization. Roy Sakuma has brought the joy of ukulele to many
including my photography friend Gary Nakanishi.
He said he would be performing with C & K (Cecilio and Kapono) I therefore made sure that he was in the shot with them.
Roy totally enjoyed this performance. Me too.

This little one is one of Roy's students. He is 8 year old Aiden La Prete Powell. It was such a joy to see such talent at such a young age. He did "Hey, Soul Sister". Check out his YouTube.

Now I am off to the Canoe Regatta in Waikiki.

My friend Phuong Ma is a member of the Kamehameha Canoe Club.
We were rooting for Hector, he is the one with the yellow cap.
While they were out, we noticed the moon. I luckily had my 70-200. This is my favorite lens.
They did well.

Last but not least. I came across this wall mural which is on Puuhale Road below Nimitz Highway. So Stan and I spent time trying to capture it. Each of these shots are 2 merged shots. Incredible art!!!

Tonight I also posted "Rudy's shots of the Lantern Festival".

Rudy's shots of the Lantern Festival, 5/31/10

On June 1, 2010 - I posted the Lantern Ceremony and mentioned that at least 40 thousand attended this ceremony.

Days later, I saw these pictures on FaceBook and I so wanted to share this but I wanted to get the photographer's approval first. I finally met him at the Canoe Regatta and asked for his permission. He is a friend of Phuong's.