Monday, April 30, 2012

Waiting For Momma

One of my first photos of Emi, was a few days after we picked her up from the pet shelter. She loves to wait by the front door for Kat to come home from work. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fisheye Orchids

A stem of orchid blooms shot with a fisheye lens.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Stand Up Report

Hawaii News Now's Ramsay Wharton waits for her cue from videographer Jon Yasunaga to do an intro for her report at the Honolulu Fish Auction that would air on the evening news. They were also doing a live feed for the Sunrise morning show.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Old Is New Again

There is the old adage that says that everything old is new again.

Over the past few decades the Tsuru (Japanese crane) logo was synonymous with Japan Airlines. Several years ago, the airline decided to re-brand, to get rid of the tsuru, and replace it with a variation of the rising sun red circle on their national flag. It was the a big topic among aviation enthusiasts and the Japanese populous. While going through their bankruptcy proceedings over two years ago, the airline decided to bring the tsuru logo back.

Today's photo shows the two liveries, past and present. The Boeing 777 in the background wears the rising sun tail logo, while the Boeing 767 in the foreground wears the "new" tsuru logo.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Natural Camouflage

I came across this stray Jackson Chameleon in our parking lot. I caught it, but set it free on top of a nearby hibiscus hedge. These reptiles can sell up to $100 a piece. I think this male was once someone's pet.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Water Droplets

A high-speed shutter captures water droplets in mid-flight ...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fresh Catch

Dozens of ‘ahi, yellowfin tuna, on ice at the Honolulu Fish Auction.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Puffy Morning Clouds

Puffy, quilt-like clouds blanket the early morning sky.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Eternal Decision

One of the attendees of New Hope Leeward's Easter weekend service raises his hand to receive Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was one of 400+ people to make a decision for Christ.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Seeing Double

A pair of yellow Gerbera daisies ...

Friday, April 20, 2012

Messed Up

A friend of mine got this aircraft engine part back from an overhaul company, and this is what was written on the replaced part ... I did alter the last word with a little Photoshop.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Family Photo

Japanese professional wrestlers Kensuke Sasaki (standing left) and Akira Hokuto (hat), and their sons pose for Japanese newspaper photographers after their TV news interview.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


A pair of ducks at the Hāmākua Marsh.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Warped Sidewalk

Playing with a fish-eye lens, I used it to distort the sidewalk at Taco‘ako Tuesday Food Truck lunch hour.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Lavender Field

A field of lavender at the Ali‘i Kula Lavender Farm in Kula, Maui.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunset Blue

The sun sets abeam Magic Island Park. I kept the white balance set at the sunny/outdoor to achieve this look.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Jeff holds the pen up to my wide-angle lens, after signing their marriage license, while Farrah looks on.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Under Tow

A few weeks ago, while waiting to photograph a 737 delivery flight,this F-15C from the Oregon Air National Guard had to make a barrier landing after experiencing a hydraulic issue. The fighter is seen above under tow back to Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hula Instruments

Hula is not only about the dance, but the dancers themselves use the above instruments in their performances to accompany the musicians.

Ulī‘Ulī: are feathered gourd rattlers.
Pū‘ili: split bamboo sticks.
Ipu: single gourd hand drum.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Open Wide!

Kat's sister Melanie poses with a fish skeleton at our family's Christmas party.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Good, Long Walk

Emi catches her breath after long afternoon walk.

Monday, April 9, 2012


This surfer takes advantage of surf swell that had sets averaging four to six-foot wave faces.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Jesus is risen! He is alive!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bouquet Toss

Farrah dances to Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" before tossing her bouquet to the single ladies behind her.

Friday, April 6, 2012


A trio of Island Air flight attendants pose on the airstairs of a Saab SF340B that has been leased from PenAir (Alaska). "Hoaloha (friend)"is the name Island Air gave to the aircraft, when it was blessed at the end of February. I was asked by the airline to give these flight attendant shots retro treatments.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Waiting ...

A couple of the videographers and reporters stand by, as celebrity may possibly exiting International Arrivals.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Gator Heads

A friend brought back these alligator heads from his trip to New Orleans, even in this state, it's very intimidating.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


A bunch of yellow-orange plumeria ...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Ocean Blue

The blue ocean of Honolua Bay as seen from the lookout above.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Instagrams 7

This month's Instagram collage features the Diptic app, which makes collage from iPhone photos.

Row 1: Mountain Magic Shave Ice (orange); University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Wahine volleyball (green); AFC Pro Bowl team (red); NFC Pro Bowl team (blue); sun shots (black); New Hope Leeward's 9th birthday (teal).

Row 2: OIA Semi-finals (black); Matsumoto Store (black); Emi (brown); courthouse paparazzi (black); Tanioka's Fish Market (dark blue); Disney's Aulani Resort (black).

Row 3: Shokudo Japanese Restaurant (red); University of Hawai‘i football (black); Outrigger Invitational Volleyball Tournament (green); foods around Chinatown (red); Christmas ornaments (green); BütiGroove for Chow Time t-shirts (white).

Row 4: North Shore Soap Factory (black); Ailana Shave Ice (light blue); Rainbow Drive-In (white); University of Hawai‘i vs Tulane (black); New Year's food (white); Waialua Coffee (brown).