Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hawaii Music Award, 4/11/10

I enjoyed this 15th Annual Hawaii Music Award.  It was held at the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Manoa Grand Ballroom.
 Johnny Kai is the one to thank.
This gentleman allowed me to take his picture.  I was so worried about using my external flash.
Cyril Pahinui, on the left, is the talented son of Gabby Pahinui.  Gabby's "Moonlight Lady" is my most favorite song.
 Roland Sanchez is well known for Salsa.
 Greg Gabaylo is a master Hypnotist and Fastest Juggler.

Richard Lum was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The late Ronald Kanahele was also recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award.  Ronald just passed away about 3 weeks prior to this event.

It was a joy to be in a room full of talented singers and musicians.  Congratulations to all!!!

(the other night, I posted Sony NEX-3 and Moon shoot, 4/17-18/11)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sony NEX-3 and Moon shoot, 4/17-18/11

These panoramas were created in the camera.  Yay no photomerge via software programs. Another cool thing is that I am able to just click away.  Most cameras that have panoramas create an outline of your image which you have to line up to take the next section which you have to do again and again.  Uggh.  

I am happy when I saw that Gary was selling his Sony NEX on the Eyes of Hawaii website. This camera is a small DSLR with interchangeable lens.  My biggest interest was the panorama feature.
FYI, the Hawaii Theater is not curved.  I was trying to get the whole theater however the parked cars made it difficult for me to pan.
This is the school that I work at.  I really like the mural someone did for us.

Eyes of Hawaii had a sunset and moon shoot from Kawaikui Beach Park on April 18.  This was a difficult shoot.  At the end as I was leaving, I found that having the palm trees in the foreground made for a more interesting shot.  EJ and I were the last of the Mohicans.

Friday, April 15, 2011

NPAC performs Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical, 4/8/11

I just love the performances by NPAC, Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts Center. The first time I saw them was in November, here is the link to my post:

This evening, I also blogged/posted: Another Sunrise/Sunset, 4/10/11.

Another Sunrise/Sunset, 4/10/11

Sunrise from Kaiona Beach Park.  This tiny island in the background is known as Rabbit Island.  It was such a cool spot to shoot from and we were also fortunate to have a group of hula dancers come to this beach park and chant to the sun before cleaning the beach.

Next stop Secret Cave, from this exit, I took the next pictures.  As you can see it was a cloudy morning.

Later,  I joined the photo group "I Wanna Shoot So Badly" at Barber's Point for a sunset shoot.

I have never been to this place and was intrigued with the many interesting things lying around here. Here is Minh with his wife.  They are such a cute couple and they have so much fun together.

 Closer look at  Barber's Point Lighthouse.

I did a double take when I saw her.  Her owner was kind enough to let me take these pictures of Miss Piggy, yes that is her name.  She will be a year old in May.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mom and her darlings, 3/21/11

Milton Shak called me to share that this mother now has 11 ducklings.  I saw his videos and they are so so cute!  I went over to get these shots and video (edited 4/12/11).  Thanks Milton, I agree they are such darlings.