Friday, July 31, 2009
What does a wedding couple and their bridal party munch on before the wedding?
I got this shot while photographing the in-room pre-ceremony session of Kirk & Merilyn's wedding a couple of years ago. I had arrived at their room at 7am, and this was on one of the tables.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
The red-vented bulbul appears to have caught a moth for lunch, and is perched on this emerging palm frond. I got this shot from our lanai one afternoon.
The bulbul can be a pest, as much as it is a bug eater. One of these birds cleaned half of a stem of orchid buds I had, and cleaned out a Hawaiian chili pepper plant my dad had several years ago ... picked it clean. Needless to say, neither of us were quite happy when we saw the work these birds did.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
40 years ago, the Summer Of '69, was "The Summer Of Love" ... not just the title of the old Bryan Adams 80s song, but the real summer of 1969, which featured Apollo XI's landing on the moon, and Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin's walks; and the Woodstock Music & Art Fair.
Tie-dye was a new art form, as was the this peace symbol. Macy's is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the "The Summer Of Love" in their women's fashion departments. Today's photo was taken with my Alias2 mobile phone of a tank top while Kathy was looking around the store.
For the Summer of '69, I was just a mere 5.5 years old ... getting ready for first grade. What were you doing back then?
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
The town of Wahiawa has the best saimin (noodle soup) on O‘ahu, Shige's Saimin Stand. Kathy found out about Shige's from her assistant, and on one of our adventure through Wahiawa, we decided to seek this establishment out. We each had a small won ton mein and bbq burger deluxe ... OMG! Was it delicious! There aren't a lot seats, and it's worth the wait. In fact, we went there the other night for dinner ...
Saturday, July 18, 2009
One of two places on O‘ahu to find Dolphin Quest, is the Kahala Hotel & Resort, the other is Sea Life Park. This family spent several minutes in the Kahala's dolphin lagoon getting to interact with Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I got stuck in gridlock while driving home one afternoon, a few weeks ago. It seems there was a traffic accident that took up two of the fives lanes on the Interstate H1 West, near Pearl City. On top of the congestion, most folks had to gawk at the scene of the accident, which was a three-car rear-ender.
I took this shot while at a standstill, and this was the view of the cars behind me ...
By the way, I did take this photo before the hands-free electronic device ordinance that the City & County of Honolulu imposed that encompasses electronic devices besides mobile phones.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The opening sequence of fireworks explodes during Wet 'n Wild Hawai‘i's Fourth of July fireworks show in Kapolei. We got this shot from the Kapolei Cinemas parking lot where there were quite a few people gathered to watch along with us.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
One of the warning signs around Shark's Cove warns beach goers about the sharp rocks that form the huge tidal pool that many go snorkeling. "Reef walker" shoes are necessary if you choose to ignore the sign and navigate around the rocks.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
This month's theme week is "A Day At The Beach". It features a day Kathy & I spent on the North Shore with her mom, brother, nieces and nephew, and aunt and uncle.
Today's photo is a wide shot looking toward the west, and the high tide during a spring northerly swell.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
One of the most popular poses for Japanese tourist wedding is the carry shot. Of the 5,000 Japanese weddings I have videotaped over the past 20 years, there have been some funny ones: a bride was dropped when he lost his grip, several brides were strong enough to carry their grooms, one groom lost his footing and his bride fell on top of him, and a few grooms walked a bit while carrying their brides occasionally spinning her around. Amazingly, I don't really see this pose at local wedding photo shoots.
This couple had a late afternoon wedding on the day I went to Kaka‘ako Park to shoot the surfing pix (there's more to come). The photographer brought the couple out to the park from a nearby wedding chapel to get shots of the lucky couple with the surf in the background. I was several yards away when I turned from the surfing photos to get this shot.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Today marks the kickoff to the 2009 Canadian Football League regular season! It's also Canada Day, their Independence Day, in the "Great White North". And it's also the beginning of the second half of 2009.
Today's photo features former Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Warren Moon. He was working for Westwood One Radio, as a sideline reporter during the 2009 NFL Pro Bowl. I thought it was pretty cool to get a photo with one of my favorite quarterbacks.
During his six year CFL career, Moon won five Grey Cups (all with the Eskimos), passed for over 21,000 yards with 144 touchdowns, and was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 2001. Moon continued his football career with four NFL teams in 17 seasons, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. Warren Moon still has one of the top career passing yards, over 70,500 yards, during his entire pro football career.
The Edmonton Eskimos begin their 2009 campaign hosting the Winnepeg Blue Bombers tomorrow, and my favourite team, the BC Lions travel to Regina to play the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday. One of tonight's games features a rematch of last season's Grey Cup with the 2008 Grey Cup champs Calgary Stampeders hosting the Montréal Alouettes. The second game of today's double-header features an all-Ontario match-up with the Toronto Argonauts visiting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.