Thursday, July 31, 2014

Point Panic/Kewalos, 7/30/14

Although the waves were not very high, it was fun trying my hand again at surf photos. 

Too early to leave...

 Perhaps it was @ 7:30pm. Nice ending.
Sensei Gary Miyata, that was cool!!! (I took this photo level but decided to tilt it when I edited it.)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ukulele Festival 7/20/14, Self Portrait 7/1/14

It was a pleasure to attend this festival, such talent! Roy and Kathy Sakuma's "mission is to spread the joy of the ukulele teaching students and promoting the Ukulele Festival, the largest ukulele festival of its kind in the world." Here is their link:
Although I missed a lot of the performances, I was fortunate to enjoy these.

Adrien Janiak, from France

Aidan James who at the age of 8 made his debut with "Hey Soul Sister", 4 years later Roy shared how well he has done. I just checked his YouTube: 18,980,436 views.
Raiatea Helm and Bryan Tolentino. I captured Raiatea holding a note which Roy informed us that he counted how long it was. Amazingly it was for 72 beats/18 bars.
 Nick Acosta is a strumming with his elbow. Sure puts a lot of us to shame.
He was presented a check to help with his college funds. He certainly was surprised to receive it.
 The kids - there were 2 age groups. On stage were players which I was unable to capture.
 The adults.

Not only were we entertained by their performances, there were tents: of ukulele stores, autographs and sale of their CDs, and food. What a festival!!

I continue to take photography classes. David Ulrich with Pacific New Media - "Vision and Discovery, Realty and Metaphor" gave us an assignment: Self Portrait but you are not in the picture. My interpretations of myself.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Point Panic/Kewalos, 7/16/14

Swells happen along the south shore during the summer. Sensei "teacher" chose to photograph "Point Panic". This surf location earned its name.  Although the waves were not really high it was rough. Thanks Sensei for letting me borrow your 1.4 converter to give me more leverage with my 70-200. Some of these photos were cropped to show expression.

We started around 2 pm. This last photo was made at 7:25. I look forward to learning more, Sensei.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Parrots-Goose-Ducks 6/28/14, Fireworks 7/4/14

Last weekend we had a girls' movie night and a sleep over. Ever watch "Mad Mad World"? It was an all star cast show and we had fun remembering those actors/actress when they were younger.

My friend knows how much I like to photograph and said make sure you bring your camera. Yay!
I enjoyed photographing her pets. Here is Nipo…an Eclectus Parrot
Liko, not only enjoys his reflection…  (also an Eclectus Parrot)
Liko also wears t-shirt, to help him from picking his feathers. 

 Chibi…an African Grey Goose
 Muscovy Ducks. Just like flamingos they like to rest on one leg.
 The male sure gave me action

It is hard to capture their essence from stills, below is a video which includes the other 2 Muscovy Ducks.

Fireworks from Hawaii Yacht Club...

Disclosure, it has been a while since I have photographed fireworks - I had trouble with timing.
Enjoy the art, LOL.

 The following two are the same. This first one is Auto white balance
This one I changed the white balance to Daylight. (Question - which one is better? Please let me know your thoughts.)