Sunday, July 31, 2011

Daughter & Mom

Daughter and mother dance hula together at New Hope Leeward. This was one of the best ways to both in the same shot, since they were too far apart to get in a wide shot.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hoku & Azure

Hoku and Azure celebrate their wedding with a kiss in a photo shoot after their ceremony. They had their late afternoon ceremony at a windward O‘ahu beach.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Ganbare Nihon

In the wake of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster that struck the Tōhoku Region of Japan, Japan Airlines (JAL) issued these "Ganbare Nihon" ("Keep going Japan") sunshades for their fleet. A few of their aircraft received large "Ganbare Nihon" decals. This JAL Boeing 767 was parked at HNL between flight segments. To say the least it caught my eye, as I walked through the main terminal.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

San Dimas Moon

A full moon rises over San Dimas, California on an autumn evening.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Hawai‘i News Now's weather anchor Guy Hagi and videographer Darin Akita do a live teaser preview of "Eat The Street" during their 5pm newscast, during last month's event. Guy is holding a roast pork plate from Grandma G's. This month's event is scheduled for this Friday.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

South Shore

Waikīkī and Diamond Head, as seen from Magic Island Park.

Monday, July 25, 2011


Oakland Raiderette Natalie chats with a couple of Oakland Raiders fans during the 2011 NFL Pro Bowl.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sailing Away

Aboard the Navatek as it motors out of Honolulu Harbor. Our church had an appreciation dinner aboard the boat for the church's staff. In the distance is the downtown skyline, and the Ko‘olau Mountains.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rings And Bouquet

As part of Chayson & Emily's wedding video, I photographed their rings, invitation, and bouquet, for their label and DVD case insert. I also Photoshopped the photo by de-saturating the colors around bouquet and invitation.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Runway 24R Approach

On the north side of LAX, is an In-N-Out Burger restaurant. During our trip last November, Kat & I stooped there for lunch, and sat outside so I could photograph airliners and eat lunch at the same time. This is the view of the street, and a fast-approching Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 as it will pass by to land on Runway 24R.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sea And Sky

Looking up to the surface of the ocean with our underwater point-and-shoot camera.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Japanese Fan Dance

To celebrate the launch of their service to Haneda International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, Hawaiian Airlines held pre-boarding festivities that included a traditional Japanese dance by a local Japanese cultural group.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Feeding Time

Reef fish come to the surface to attack morsels of bread that were tossed in by a group of Japanese tourists. They were going on one of the sunset dinner cruises based out of Honolulu Harbor, and their limousine driver gave them some bread to feed the fish.

Monday, July 18, 2011


This 1966 Volkswagen Van looks like it may have received a treatment from the DIscovery Channel's series "Overhaulin'" crew ...

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sunset Rays

The sun projects corpuscular rays as it drops between the cloud layer and the Wai‘anae Mountains.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Food Tasting

A group of tourists sample morsels of Chinese foods in Kekaulike Mall. They were on a foodie tour run by Hawai‘i Food Tours. The guide got samples from a few Chinese food establishments in the mall to let his group try.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fish Tank

These fish in this tank were for sale to end up on someone's dinner plate ...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Red Lantern

One of dozens of red lanterns strung up in Chinatown.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


One of the produce vendors had this wall lined with hands of bananas in varying stages of ripening, among its selection of fruits.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

King Street

Pedestrians in the crosswalk at the intersection of North King and Kekaulike Streets, in the heart of Chinatown, where the large markets are.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Over a dozen people line up at Fong's Meat Market, which is part of the Oahu Market, to get their Chinese roast pork, duck, or chicken fix.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Produce Selection

July's theme week is "Chinatown". One Sunday, Kat & I ventured into Honolulu's Chinatown district to do some shopping, and this week features photos I took during the short time we were there.

Today's photos shows the selection of produce, by a merchant in the Kekaulike Market.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Water Sparks

At the Las Vegas City Center and Aria Hotel, there is a fountain that features this nightly water and light show.

Friday, July 8, 2011


Lieutenant Colonel Jeff "Saw" Sage of the Hawai‘i Air National Guard's 199th Fighter Squadron gets doused by a fellow pilot at the end of the unit's final F-15C Eagle training sortie. With the retirement of the Eagle, both pilots in the sortie were hosed down. It's been said that when a pilot or aircraft is retired, the pilot gets sprayed after the final sortie. The Hawai‘i Air National Guard held a media event for this event, which also featured their new F-22A Raptor.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bus Ride

As part of New Hope Leeward's search for it's own plot of land, the church leadership held a prayer ride, where church members prayed over the west side of O‘ahu, and the possible parcels the church seeks to acquire in the next few years. We rode on chartered school buses to our prayer sites, and this was a shot took of the side-view mirror.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bon Voyage!

KHON news anchor Marisa Yamane waves to her cameraman as she boards Hawaiian Airlines inaugural flight to Incheon, South Korea. She and her cameraman also filed reports from Seoul before returning to Hawai‘i.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


One of the three boys who were jumping from the rock wall into the water at Magic Island. I got this shot while we had a brief break during camera blocking rehearsals for the Lantern Floating broadcast.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America!

Happy 235th Birthday to our beloved country!

These flags line the walkway to the USS Missouri Museum.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Follow The Fire

To kick off the New Hope Leeward "Follow The Fire" capital campaign, a song was written by Hoku Lwin (the guitarist on the left), and one of the women from the hula ministry danced to it during one of the church's services.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


This tricked-out Dodge Challenger SXT that was part of a car show at Waikele Center, is fitted LEDs in the headlights and turn signals.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Nose To Nose

Two Boeing 737-800s park nose-to-nose on the Castle & Cooke Aviation ramp, after they both arrived from Boeing Field. The Okay Airways 737-800 (facing out) arrived first, and the Malaysia Airlines 737-800 arrived a half-hour later. Both "Baby Boeings" are on their delivery flights to China and Malaysia, respectively. Both 737s left the next day for Majuro (Federated States of Micronesia) on the second leg of their journeys home.