Last Friday, the production crew from the hit TV series "Hawai‘i Five-0" met under the tail section of this Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-800 parked on the Castle & Cooke Aviation ramp, before setting up the production gear. Production trucks lined the street outside the hangar, while the cast members were at another location. The episode should air in the next couple of weeks.
Initially, I thought this Sun Country flight was a federal prisoner transfer charter, since the airline does "Con Air" flights to and from the US mainland. I was mistaken. The 737 was used by the production crew for two days, before it returned to the mainland.
These two young women carry on their conversation as our plane taxies to the runway. They were part of a photo shoot that was done on Maui. In fact, they were part of the same group on the same flight when we flew into Maui.
Outside our window of our cottage on Maui, was this bird feeding on this bunch of bananas. The owners of the bed & breakfast we stayed at, left a bunch of bananas for guests to take and eat. Obviously, the birds helped themselves too.
On the way to photographing an airliner on HNL's South Ramp, I noticed that some of the purple paint on this FedEx MD-11F is peeling off, when it was parked on their ramp. I thought, I had to get a photo of it on my way back to the hangar. While waiting for another FedEx MD-11F to get pushed out of its parking spot, I turned around to get today's photo. It looks like its about time for some fresh paint for this freighter.
This family just deplaned from a private jet they flew into HNL on, with the ground handlers having loaded their bags in the SUV. As Hawaiian custom goes, all four passengers and their crew received lei.
The top view of Honolua Bay, with a bit of Lightroom treatment. During the summer months, the bay is quite calm, and a hot spot for snorkelers. During the winter months, the opening of the bay is one Mauiʻs top surf spots.
This wood cutout of a cow fronts the Aloha Cowboy store in Makawao. Itʻs dressed with cowgirl boots, a lei, and a straw hat. Up Country Maui is the ranching area of the Valley Isle, and Aloha Cowboy is the one western gear store on Maui
One of the popular tourist activities on Maui, is the bike ride that starts at Haleakalā National Park and ends in the town of Pā‘ia. The ride goes from 10,000 feet above sea level to several feet above sea level. Part of the trek rolls through narrow, winding roads, but is quite scenic. This couple was part of a pack passing through the town of Makawao. Baldwin Avenue starts (where Olinda Road ends) in Makawao, and finishes in Pā‘ia.
While cruising down the winding roads of Olinda, we came across a flock of sheep grazing in a pasture by the side of Olinda Road. When I got out the car to get photos of the flock, most of the sheep bolted. The two above were the last to stay ... guess they wanted their picture taken.
One of the apps my iPhone has is Instagram. For the first of each month, I'll post a collage of Instagram-treated photos. Also, for the month of October, the header background will pink, in honor of the fight against breast cancer.
Row 1: teddy bears; Honolua Bay; strawberries flambé; Diamond Head from the ocean; red Angry Bird; pink sunset clouds.