Friday, September 30, 2011


Aloha Airlines flight attendants Jodi (left) and Nina flash the peace sign, in a pose wearing Aloha Airlines 1970s-era uniforms at the media event unveiling of the Funbird colored 737-200.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

White Rose

A lone white rose among red roses ...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Aloha Tower

A night shot of Aloha Tower with lights reflecting off the water.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


The Aulani Resort opened a few weeks ago, and held a huge grand opening last week. The Disney Resort & Spa in the Ko Olina Resort area is the newest hotel development on O‘ahu that features two towers (one is a hotel, and the other is for Disney Vacation Club members), and a waterslide/pool area. It's the first Disney resort that is not part of one of their theme parks. A few of the Disney cartoon characters, dressed in beach wear, walking around the pool area during the day.

Today's photo shows the main lobby area, which is based on an ancient Hawaiian gathering hall. We went there to celebrate Kat's birthday at ‘Ama ‘Ama, one of the resort's restaurants.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Baby Guppies

Over a dozen baby guppies in a bucket with their reflection on the surface of the water, taken with my waterproof point & shoot.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Swap Meet

The Aloha Stadium Swap Meet is popular with both locals and tourists. It's a bargain hunter's place to go.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


One of the photos I snapped of Chayson and Emily during their wedding, while I was shooting their wedding video. I wanted to get a few shots that we could use as part of their wedding video packaging.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumnal Equinox

Today is the Autumnal Equinox, or the first day of autumn. 

One thing about Hawai‘i is, that we really don't have any trees which their leaves turn colors. So, I got this photo while we were walking around Disneyland last November.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


One of the most colorful airline color schemes was the Aloha Airlines "Funbird" livery in the 1970s. The airline had one of their 737-200s re-painted for their 60th anniversary celebration a few years ago. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Kat!

Happy Birthday Hunny! :-)

I snapped this shot while Kat was shopping for slippers in a local surf shop.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Taco‘ako Tuesday

Taco‘ako Tuesday is a weekly food truck event held at the entrance of the Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park. It features several gourmet food trucks during lunch hour.

We've tried the food from most of the trucks pictured, and they are all quite good.

Monday, September 19, 2011

H1 West

Driving westbound on H1, using an ultra-wide angle lens ...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunset From The Pacific

The setting sun from the open ocean ...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lounging In The Water

During one of our trips to the beach, this woman placed her beach chair in the water, and had her friend take a photo of her ... and so did I.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Push And Start

A distorted lens view of this FedEx MD-11F being pushed out of its hard stand. During the push, the flight crew  began starting all three engines.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


This log rolls in the surf after being washed into the ocean after a late spring storm.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


A sunflower from a flower arrangement.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pouring Wine

A glass of wine being poured during my high school class reunion ...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Summer Swell

A late summer surf swell hit the southern shorelines of the Hawaiian Islands last week. Wave face heights reached ten feet. On this particular day, I caught the tail end of the swell, where heights reached four to six feet.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Never Forget!

It's hard to imagine that it has been ten years since the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11th in New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. Today is the National Day of Remembrance. We pay tribute to the thousands who perished on that fateful day, and pray that something like this never happens again.

This eternal flame memorial was erected a couple of months after the attacks in front of Honolulu Hale.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Kekipi Island Tours

Kekipi Island Tours is the fictional helicopter air tour company in the series "Hawai‘i Five-0". The helicopter  actually belongs to Makani Kai Helicopters, and the Kekipi markings are decals. Local comedian Augie T plays the helicopter's pilot.

Tonight is also the season premiere event being held at Queen's Beach in Waikīkī. The second season of "Five-0" kicks off at special event where the cast, media, and the public will get to watch the season premiere on a movie screen built on a section of Queen's Beach.

Friday, September 9, 2011


During a recent delivery flight from Boeing Field, this Shandong Airlines 737 and crew were greeted with a heavy downpour. Even in the rain, one of the Shandong pilots had to reach outside to cover the pitot tubes while the airliner overnighted.

I had to take cover in a hangar to get the shots. I did get wet too, but brought along a plastic bag to keep my camera dry ... 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Giant Lei

This giant red and yellow lei was placed around the forward section of this Japan Airlines Boeing 747-400, as it made the airline's final international 747 flight.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


An up-close view of this CFM56 engine that powers this Fly Guam Boeing 737-400. The ground clearance of these engines are only 18 inches. The diameter of the intake is almost five feet.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wide View

An ultra-wide view of this China Eastern 737, shot with a 10mm lens.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Low Pass

"Fat Albert", the US Marine Corps C-130T Hercules, assigned to the US Navy's Blue Angels, makes a low pass over the Marine Corps Air Field Kāne‘ohe Bay runway. The cargo plane made its own flight demonstration prior to the six fighters' performance. 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Nose Art

The theme week for September is "Plane Pix Vol 3".

Leading off, is a shot of the nose section of a Virgin Australia Boeing 737, that bears a flying woman, called "Scarlet Woman" with the Australian flag. Their British counterpart, Virgin Atlantic, has a similar image, with the Union Jack. The 737 was making its delivery flight from Boeing Field to Melbourne, Australia, with stops at Honolulu, and Nadi, Fiji.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Heather Brown

Local artist Heather Brown (center) is interviewed by a crew for a Japanese TV news magazine at the 2011 Hale‘iwa Art Festival, a few weeks ago. Heather did a commemorative piece for the Matsumoto Store, when it celebrated its 60th anniversary.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Aloha ‘Oe Eagle

A Hawai‘i Air National Guard F-15C Eagle skims the Reef Runway seconds before performing its last "Hang Ten" maneuver, and departing for the mainland. A year ago, the Eagles were re-assigned, and replaced by F-22A Raptors. The metro Honolulu skyline is off in the distance.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


A trio of "Fantasia Delight" orchids shot with a fish-eye lens.