Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sit Down Paddleboard

These two women use stand up paddleboards as kayaks, as they check out the stage for the 2011 Lantern Floating.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hawaii Theatre

The Hawaii Theatre is one of the premier entertainment venues in Honolulu. The 90-year-old landmark hosts a number of theatrical and musical performances.

Monday, November 28, 2011


My footprints in the sand along a beach ...

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Kat's Baby G and my G-Shock watches that were birthday gifts to each other ...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Carry Shot

THis Japanese tourist wedding couple does their carry shot pose at Magic Island Park.

Friday, November 25, 2011


An American Airlines Boeing 757-200 passes directly above me as it departs for Los Angeles. I wanted to get a photo of the Air China 747-400 taking Chinese President Hu Jintao back to Beijing, after the end of the APEC 2011 Conference that was held here in Honolulu.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Diamond Head

Happy Thanksgiving!

An ocean view of the world-famous Diamond Head from the open ocean.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Curved Palms

A fish-eye lens view of the palm trees at Sans Souci Beach Park, at the east end of Waikīkī,

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Boat Cam

One of the hand-held cameras for the Lantern Floating event is wireless TV camera on this twin-hulled canoe.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Orange Clouds

With the help of a Lightroom preset, I turned the late afternoon clouds more orange than the actual color temperature.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stacked Rocks ... 2

Another rock stack I made during one of our beach jaunts to ‘Āweoweo Beach ...

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Before a recent game, University of Hawai‘i Warriors fans' tailgate parties get into full swing in this section of the Aloha Stadium parking lot. Tonight, they face the Fresno State Bulldogs. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Air Force One

With the end of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference, APEC2011, in Honolulu, President Barack Obama, left town for Australia in "Air Force 1". Today's photo shows the presidential aircraft lifting off of HNL's Runway 8L.

This Boeing 747-200B is one of two that are identical that carries the President of the United States.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sea Wall

The sea wall that runs in front of the Waikīkī Aquarium, with the hotels of Waikīkī in the background.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sun And Plumeria

A wide-angle lens photo of this plumeria tree with several bunches in bloom, with the sun in the background.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


At the bed & breakfast we stayed at, there was this Wilson volleyball lying on the grass. I though that it reminiscent of the Tom Hanks film "Castaway".

Monday, November 14, 2011

Roast Duck

A grandmother and her granddaughters wait for their order of Chinese roasted duck.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

From The Ocean

Looking out toward Mokule‘ia and Kaena Point from the ocean ...

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Additional merchants were located in the neighboring Blaisdell Arena. The booth on the left were giving away juice samples. Photo taken with a fish-eye lens.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Waikīkī Natatorium

On this day, we honor all veterans of the US Armed Forces who dutifully served our country, and to those who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy.

The Waikīkī Natatorium War Memorial stands at the east end of Waikīkī, as a memorial dedicated to those from Hawai‘i that were killed in World War I. Built in 1918, it featured an ocean water swimming pool and concrete bleachers. Duke Kahanamoku, Johnny Weismuller, and Buster Crabbe were among the notables who raced in the 100-meter-long pool.

The memorial pool has been closed to the public for years, due to the eroding concrete. It has been the subject of intense debate, on whether to demolish the entire Natatorium, or preserve some, or all, of the 90+ year old structure. Currently, there is work being done to preserve the west end seawall.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments made from sea shells, and taken with a fish-eye lens.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Crowded Aisles

In the opening hours of the festival, hundreds of people line the aisles of the Blaisdell Center's Exhibition Hall to look over the goods the merchants have to sample, and for sale. Today's photo taken with a fish-eye lens.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cake Pops

One of the vendors had these decorative cake pops on display, and photographed with a fish-eye lens.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pidgin Overdrive

The Pidgin Overdrive booth is one of the most popular booths at the Made In Hawai‘i festival. It sells products with Pidgin English (also known as Hawaiian Creole) words on them. Today's photo was taken with an ultra wide-angle lens.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Waiting In Line

The theme week for November is the "Made In Hawai‘i Festival". It's a product expo of Hawai‘i-made products held every August at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. For this theme week, I also shot every thing with either a fish-eye lens or a ultra-wide angle lens.

Today's photo shows the line of people waiting to get in as opening time approaches, along with the sun peeking though the top of the tree, shot with a 10mm fish-eye.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Coming Home

The Lifetime Network recently taped an episode of their series "Coming Home" at Aloha Stadium. The soldier in his BDUs is also a member of the University of Hawai‘i Warriors marching band, who was deployed to the Middle East. The producers of the show brought their crew to tape this homecoming that would take place during halftime of the season opener against the University of Colorado. The episode is due to air sometime this season.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Engine Table

What happens to an aircraft engine that's reached its end-of-life? Most are sold for scrap metal. For this DC-3 engine, most of it was re-painted, and will be made into a conference table.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pet Deer

During one of our drives around Up Country Maui, we came across a property that had this deer as their pet. The run the deer had was pretty big, and included a shed for it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cloudy Day

Clouds extend from the Ko‘olau Mountains to Ke‘ehi Lagoon.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Instagrams 2

The November Instagram collage ...

Row 1: H3 tunnel (1 sec exposure); lavender flowers; high school football; king protea bunch; Indigo forks; old-liveried Hawaiian Air miniatures.

Row 2: Ailana Shave Ice sign; robot at Nordstrom's; moon through palms; Island Air Dash8; serial killer?; boarding pass and camera for a media event.

Row 3: guppies; Hawaiian Air A330; Baldwin Avenue (Makawao, Maui); "Eat The Street"; frog fountain at Indigo Restaurant; Kat's mom's birthday cake from Roy's.

Row 4: Udom Blue Angle orchid; musubi from Tanioka's; stuck in traffic ... ; corner of Nu‘aanu Ave & Hotel St; red rose bouquet; Old Glory.