Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Framed, 3/28/11

I belong to 2 photography clubs.  Tonight at Eyes of Hawaii, I shared an iMovie of this month's theme  "framed".  Huh?  It was their interpretation - terrific entries!  It was so much fun putting it together.  It is only 6 minutes but the funny part is at the end when next month's theme is announced.

The quality of this iMovie is not HD for the purpose of using it on the web.  Richard Daniels, thank you for fine tuning iMovie.  Gary Nakanishi, thank you so much for doing the announcement for next month's theme and video clip.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hide and Seek, 3/19/11


(CNN) Saturday’s full moon will be a super “perigee moon”—the biggest in almost 20 years... When it’s at perigee, the moon is about 31,000 miles (50,000 km) closer to Earth than when it’s at the farthest point of its orbit, also known as apogee...“The last full moon so big and close to Earth occurred in March of 1993,” said Geoff Chester with the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington. “I’d say it’s worth a look.”...As rare as it is, it may be worth a look. Miss it and you’ll have to wait until 2029 to see it again.

We were excited to shoot, but it was a challenge with the clouds, this first shot is probably the only one that shows how large the moon was. As it rose, so did the thick clouds, finally when it got high, the moon no longer looked larger than normal. Uggh.

The predicted moon rise was 7:09 but my first shot of the moon was 7:28. By 8:05, I started only taking shots of the moon, and post process with a crop and some adjustments to get the details.7:34
The best thing is getting together afterwards for a meal. Stan C, Maureen, Hiromi, Erick, Shun Wah and myself enjoyed dinner at Asahi Grill. The news that night showed shots from other places in the world and yes those showed the enormous moon. Uggh, the next one will be in 2029.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Honolulu Festival, 3/12 &13/11


Fireworks Show Canceled for Honolulu Festival

Organizers of the 2011 Honolulu Festival announced that the Nagaoka Fireworks Show planned for Sunday, March 13, has been canceled out of respect to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on Thursday, March 10. The decision to cancel was made following discussions between Festival organizers and officials from Nagaoka City, Japan, where the fireworks show originates from and is one of the cities that suffered damage on Thursday.

However, the rest of the Honolulu Festival continued.

"The Honolulu Festival is Hawaii's premier cultural event, promoting understanding, economic cooperation and ethnic harmony between the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim region."

Saturday, 3/12/11
Erick and I went between Ala Moana Center Stage and the Convention Center. At the Convention Center, it was a joy to see such energy...

This very entertaining percussion group is from Alberta, Canada.

Again endless energy.

This little girl is only 4 years old.
This picture does not do justice, she was quite lively. I was more focused on taking pics of the adults.
Sunday, 3/13/11
Today, Milton S., Roger, and Shun Wah and I enjoyed the parade. We did see Milton H., Stan C., Cora and Amy.
While waiting, I saw a neat pattern with the balconies and shadows, and this lady walking by.
The parade:
Yes, Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele wiz.

Top of a transportable shrine.

Hee hee, the size of this shirt is 400 XL.

Miss Kona Coffee is so sweet, Erick and I met her on Saturday at the convention center.

Due to low light, I got this shot. I like the effect.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Potato Peeling Be Gone

Anyone knows me knows, I don't really cook. So when friend Audrey shared this with me, I thought even though you may enjoy cooking you maybe happy to know a faster way remove the skin of potatoes for those yummy potato salads, gnocchi, and mashed (smashed) potatos. Thanks Audrey!!!