Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
When I did August's theme week of the Beijing Olympics, the original intention was to find products with the "Official Sponsor" tag. Couldn't find a whole week's worth, so I changed it to the Air China logojet. This was one of the first products I had with a Beijing 2008 logo on it.
CocaCola came out with collector cans and bottles with flags of different nations on each can.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
HNL's Runway 8R/26L, or "Reef Runway" was built from crushed coral and reclaimed land to handle additional traffic for outbound flights for commercial and military flights.
The 12,000-foot runway is also a designated alternate landing site for NASA's Space Shuttle vehicles.
I took this photo from the Pu‘u ‘Ualaka‘a State Wayside Park (or Mount Tantalus Lookout). In the foreground is part of the downtown Honolulu skyline, and Honolulu Harbor. There's a Continental Airlines 767-400 about to touchdown on Runway 26L, with a Northwest Airlines 757-300 holding for departure, and an Aloha Airlines 737-200C taxiing toward the cargo ramp. In the background is the ‘Ewa plain of west O‘ahu.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Former University of Hawai‘i Warriors receiver Davone Bess scored his first NFL touchdown yesterday as the Miami Dolphins hosted the Baltimore Ravens. Bess, who signed a rookie free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins earlier this year, caught a seven yard pass touchdown from quarterback Chad Pennington. However, the Ravens won 27-13.
Davone decided to declare his eligibility for the 2008 NFL Draft (and forego his senior season) after the Warriors completed a 12-1 season that achieved a 12-0 regular season, the 2007 WAC Championship, but a loss to the University of Georgia Bulldogs in the 2008 Sugar Bowl.
I took this shot of Davone Bess when he spoke at a Hope968 worship service. He spoke of his upbringing, life challenges and victories, the Warriors, and his faith in the Lord.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
At the end of this past March, Aloha Airlines shut down its passenger operations after 61 years of business. After its demise, the Ma kai Pier of HNL's Inter-island Terminal has remained a ghost town complete with the decor of its former tenant.
However, in mid-November, Mokulele Airlines will occupy the Ma kai Pier, with their new inter-island jet service, that will compete against Hawaiian Airlines and Mesa Air Group's go!.
I took this photo this past July, while doing an article about HNL for the October 2008 issue of Airliner World magazine.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
My friend Bill is the director of maintenance for Kamaka Air, an inter-island cargo airline. He's sitting atop their Douglas Super DC-3, in a pose for their website, that he asked to take. I was on a forklift that raised us up to match the height of the top of the flight deck.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
An outrigger canoe with a group of tourists rides a wave among the surfers in front of Waikīkī Beach.
I took this photo while videotaping a couple getting ready in their hotel room. While the bride was changing into her gown, I waited on the lanai with my cameras, and got this one.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I came across these fire red wild orchids in a public community garden.
Doesn't the tops look like flames?
I took the phrase "En Fuego" from former ESPN SportsCenter anchor Dan Patrick, who would use it on a hot player during game highlights.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
This month's theme week is "Orchids". I guess you may have noticed that orchids are the majority of the flowers I photograph. I do have several plants on my lanai, though most of this week's photos were taken elsewhere.
I was in downtown to meet a friend for lunch one day, and got this shot of these orchids, before I met up with him. These orchids were part of several plants for sale at an open market on Fort Street Mall.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
During the Pan Pacific Championship Cup this past February, we had re-positioned our Camera 2 from the north end zone's upper concourse to the south end zone's lower concourse, to get a better angle of the soccer tournament.
Here's a view of the Aloha Stadium "pitch" from both the videocamera, and the outside. This was taken during warm-ups prior to the Los Angeles Galaxy vs Sydney FC match.
Friday, October 3, 2008
This Atlas Air Boeing 747-200F is seconds away from touching down on HNL's Runway 4R. Atlas operates contract cargo flights for Qantas, flying cargo from the mainland USA to Australia. These 747s make a fuel stop at HNL before continuing Down Under. Off in the heat haze, a Hawaiian Air Boeing 717-200 waits for its take-off clearance on Runway 8R. Before the 717 can depart, there has to be a short wait for the 747's wake vortex to dissipate, otherwise the 717 could encounter turbulence during its take off, which could be quite hazardous.