Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fountain Trio

A trio of fountains at the Ward shopping district.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Night Landing

Our Delta Air Lines 737-800 about to touchdown on Atlanta's Runway 9R, arriving from LAX at midnight.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Railroad Tracks

The original railroad tracks of the O‘ahu Railroad that still remains. This section cuts through the Ko Olina Resort.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sunflower Bees

Honeybees taking pollen from this sunflower.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wax On

A young surfer uses up the last of his surfboard wax before going heading out to the break in the background.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Among The Trees

Looking toward the sky, among the trees.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sitting On Her Green Blanket

Emi sitting on her green blanket.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hair Flip

Our niece Ellie doing a hair flip at the beach.

Friday, August 15, 2014


Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air are Indonesia's two largest airlines, with the latter on the verge of being the bigger of the two. A pair of brand new Boeing 737s, one for each carrier, are making a stop at HNL, as they make their way to their new homes.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Water drops from a fountain, caught in mid-flight.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Driving through Aloun Farm's property to get some fresh produce.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Seared ‘Ahi Plate

A seared ‘ahi plate from "Grandma G's"

Monday, August 11, 2014

Harbor Sunset

The late afternoon sun falls behind the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Social Butterfly

For Halloween 2012, Kat made butterfly wings for Emi, when we took her to the "Hallo-weener 2012" event at the Hawaiian Humane Society.

Saturday, August 9, 2014


This 1980s Oldsmobile Cutlass shows off its hydraulic lift capability.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Dodge Challenger

Dodge brought back the Challenger, an early 1970s muscle car, now with a modern twist ... but these doors are an aftermarket accessory.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Chevrolet 3100

A 1950s Chevrolet 3100 pickup truck with an old film look.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Harley Davidson

A classic Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Hood Ornament

Chrome hood ornaments are definitely things of the past. This 1950s GMC pickup truck featured this bird-of-prey ornament.

Monday, August 4, 2014

1930s Ford

Using Lightroom, I removed all the colors except for the red of this 1930s Ford Coupe.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Chevrolet Impala

Our theme week for August is the "Street Dreams Hawai‘i" car show. All of the photos were taken with my iPhone5, as I was also recording video for a shoot.

Today's photo shows a classic Chevrolet Impala.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Welcome To Honolulu!

This couple was aboard Hawaiian Airlines' inaugural flight from New York City's JFK International Airport to Honolulu. The airline presented lei to each passenger as they exited the jet bridge, and held a post-flight celebration at the gate for the arriving customers, complete with entertainment by the Hawaiian Airlines Serenaders.

Friday, August 1, 2014


Our Instagram collage for August features aircraft photos.

Row 1: American Airlines 757-200 at Līhuʻe, Kaua‘i; Nok Air (Thailand) 737-800; Skymark Airlines (Japan) 737-800; World Airways 747-400F; privately-owned 737-700 BBJ (South Korea); ‘Ohana by Hawaiian ATR42 tail.

Row 2: China Eastern Airlines 737-700 in their peacock livery; Garuda Indonesia 737-800; Jetstar Airlines (Australia) 787-8; United Airlines 777-200ER; Travel Service (Czech Republic) special livery 737-800; Japan Airlines 787-8.

Row 3: SilkAir (Singapore) 737-800; Shenzhen Airlines (China) 737-800; Spring Airlines Japan 737-800; Lion Air (Indonesia) 737-900ER, the airline's 100th 737; Hawaiian Airlines 717-200 at Kahului, Maui; Asia Pacific Airlines 727-200F.

Row 4: Island Air ATR72, new livery and pineapple tail logo; Merpati Nusantra (Indonesia) 737-400; Shandong Airlines (China) 737-800 in special livery; Air China 737-800; China Southern Airlines 737-800; Hainan Airlines (China) 737-800.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines Hula Dancers

A group of hula dancers are part of the Hawaiian Airlines' Serenaders. The group of musicians and dancers perform for the airline's inaugural service launches, and special events that they sponsor. The group also travels to, and performs at the airports Hawaiian serves.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


High altitude clouds stretch in some interesting formations.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Emi caught in mid-yawn, while waiting for Kat to come home.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Kewalo Shoreline

The entire length of the shoreline along Kewalo Park is lined with giant boulders. There are a couple of sets of stairs for surfers to use get in and out of the water.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bag Tags

During Pro Bowl week, all bags entering the stadium are subject to inspection. Pictured above, are the daily tags my work pack received after each inspection, from the Tuesday until Sunday.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Father And Son

Matt's dad makes adjustment's to his son necktie, as he gets ready for his wedding.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Super Jumbo

In December 2012, Airbus Industrie made a demonstration call to Honolulu, with their A380 test aircraft. It was the "super jumbo" jet's first formal appearance at HNL, and was used for training for ground crews, as well as a sales call to Hawaiian Airlines. Because of its long wingspan and weight, there are only a few gates that can handle an A380.

While there are no scheduled A380 flights to HNL, it has become an emergency stopover point for Qantas Airways flights between California and Australia.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bridge Out

A couple of years ago, the walk bridge crossing over Moanalua Road, connecting ‘Aiea to Aloha Stadium was partially taken out by truck that had exceeded the height limit, and it took several weeks to repair.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Spanish Lavender

Spanish lavender blooms.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


After hearing so much about Chipotle Mexican Grill, I finally had a chance to try it outside Atlanta, on last year's work trip. I just wish they would bring Chipotle to Honolulu!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Orchids Abound

One of my last orchid plants had one last bloom that had two stems loaded with flowers.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Passengers In Motion

Passengers walk to their respective gates in the Inter-Island Terminal.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Snow Puffy Time

It was snow puffy time, on our drive out to the North Shore. We stopped at Pa‘ala‘a Kai Bakery for these custard-filled, chocolate-topped, phylo dough goodies. Kat, and her nieces and nephew enjoy the first bites of their snow puffies.

Friday, July 18, 2014

DC-8 Nose

One of the distinguishing features of the Douglas DC-8 airliner, are the air scoops on the lower nose section. These intakes were for the turbo compressors for the cabin pressurization and air conditioning systems, as well as air-to-air heat exchangers.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sunrise Flare

Lens flares as the sun rises.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Kua ʻĀina

After a morning at the beach, we went to Kua ʻĀina, a local burger outlet for lunch.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Amelia Earhart Monument

At the Diamond Head roadside lookout, there stands a monument noting Amelia Earhart's first solo flight from Hawai‘i to the US mainland. A few days ago, a young bearing the same name, completed an around-the-world flight in a single engine aircraft. Amelia Rose Earhart piloted a Pilatus PC-12 on journey that began and ended in Denver, Colorado. During her overnight stop in Honolulu, Ms. Earhart even stayed at the same hotel, The Royal Hawaiian, as her namesake did in the 1930s.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Gold Coast

Waikīkī's "Gold Coast" as seen from Magic Island Park. The "Gold Coast" is on the eastern most portion of Waikīkī, which contains many condominiums along the shore. The Natatorium War Memorial is part of the area as well.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Drummer Boy

Bryan pounds on the drums during worship team rehearsals.

Saturday, July 12, 2014


These were some of the Spartan Race finishers, resting on the turf.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Finisher's Medal

Each Spartan Race finisher received a medal like the one above, and a t-shirt.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Finish Line

The final 50-yard sprint did not end easily, as racers had to get by three US Marines, who had pujil sticks, and were tapping them as they went by.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cargo Net

Participants had to go up and over a cargo net obstacle on the field.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tire Pull

On the southeast concourse bridge, there was a tire pull that participants had to do. The tires were tied to a 20-foot rope, that had to be pulled up, then slowly released down.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Final Part ... The Field

The last part of the race entered from the tunnel (bottom right corner), and went around the turf. The final chute is in the middle of the field.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Rope Climb

Our theme week for July, is the Reebok Spartan Race Hawai‘i that was held this past March at Aloha Stadium. The race started in the old third base bullpen, and featured a three-mile course in, around, and through the stadium, ending on the field, at the 50-yard-line. Participants had challenges along the way, that included rope climbs, wall climbs, hauling buckets of sand throughout the rows of seats, pulling tires dangling from the concourse, and other obstacles.

Pictured above are the ropes for one of the rope climbs, that was located at the front of the stadium, before they were tied to the scaffolding.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Under The Shade

I saw this couple sitting under the large hau tree, that's part of the Hau Tree Lanai restaurant, where we were having breakfast. It looked like they were enjoying their morning at the beach.