Thursday, August 25, 2016


An underwater shot of Ellie and Cobe ...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sun and Norfolk Pines

The late afternoon sun peeks through Norfolk Pine trees.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hanapēpē River

A shot of the Hanapēpē River while standing in the middle of the Hanapēpē Bridge.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Pine Needles

A macro shot of pine needles ...

Sunday, August 21, 2016

‘A Hui Hou Pastor Jon

Pastor Jonathan Smith was a worship leader at New Hope Leeward. He also led, and played on worship teams at other churches. Pastor Jon lost his battle with cancer a couple of weeks ago, and went home to be with Jesus.  This afternoon, our church will gather to celebrate his life. He will be missed here, but I'll get to see him in Heaven.

He was a friend, and co-worker, as well as a great man and great guitarist. He considered me a part of the worship team, even though I don't sing nor play a musical instrument, but because I shot hand-held video camera on stage; and always wanted to include me in the worship team prayer huddles.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Rugby Ball

Today, at Aloha Stadium, is the 2016 ‘Ohana Cup Rugby League Festival.

Friday, August 19, 2016

LAX Rollout

Rolling out on LAX's Runway 25L after landing on a flight from Minneapolis.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


A depth-of-field shot of snow on the ground ...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Packing Beer

While waiting for my dad at Costco, I saw this lady break open a case of Bud Light, and pack it in her suitcase, along with some snack foods she put between her clothes. Why would someone pack a case of Bud Light in their suitcase? Isn't it available globally? Her and her husband appeared to be Japanese Nationals. I just had to sneak a shot of this! After they packed their suitcase and a large carry-on bag, they walked off into the parking lot.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Skippa Tribute

Edward "Skippa" Diaz was a long-time (1982-99) head coach for the Farrington High School Governors football team. In 2014, Coach Skippa, as he was affectionately known, lost his battle with cancer. For that season, the team honored Coach Skippa with two stickers on the left side of the players' helmets.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Propellor Blade

I took this photo of a propellor on one Island Air's ATR72s with an ultra-wideangle lens.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sprinkler And Sun

While walking from my car to my office, I caught the water droplets from the sprinkler lit by the sun.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ray's Kiawe Chicken

On weekends in Hale‘iwa, the Ray's Kiawe Broiled Chicken stand draws a huge crowd for its delicious Hawaiian-style rotisserie chicken cooked over kiawe wood chips. This chicken is the best kiawe chicken on the north side of O‘ahu, and worth the drive out to Hale‘iwa.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Kisa And The Statue

Kisa mimics the statue in front of the Ko Olina Golf Course.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Car Accident

While out shopping a few months back, we came across this accident scene outside the Pearl Highlands Center. It appears that the dark blue SUV driving down Acacia Road, lost control, crossed against traffic, then ended up over the hedge, and against the building. The SUV also took out a palm tree, which can be seen under the front end.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Ho‘okipa Beach

Maui's Ho‘okipa Beach, as seen from the overlook on the east end of the park.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Light Swirls

Using the SlowShutter app on my iPhone, I took this one-second long exposure while rotating my phone.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Somewhere Over Georgia

Looking out of the window of a Delta Air Lines Airbus A319, as we fly somewhere over Georgia after departing Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, en route to Newark, NJ.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Pow Wow Hawai‘i Artist

One of the artists who participated in the 2014 Pow Wow Hawai‘i street art event, works on his mural.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Macadamia Nut Tart

One of the signature desserts at the Prince Court Restaurant, at the Hawaii Prince Hotel, is their Macadamia Nut Tart. It's the one dessert I make room for when eating there.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hale‘iwa Beach Park

A sunny day at Hale‘iwa Beach Park, seen through the Olloclip Ultra-wideangle lens.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Emi, Part 2

This month's Instagram collage features more photos of Emi, our Miniature Dachshund.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunny Nap

Emi catches some sun rays as she takes her post-breakfast nap.

Saturday, July 30, 2016


A bunch of pink plumeria in bloom, shot with a fisheye lens.

Friday, July 29, 2016

In-N-Out Burger

The In-N-Out Burger located on Sepulveda Boulevard, as we make final approach for LAX's Runway 24R. The restaurant is a favorite location for aviation spotters and photographers to catch arriving aircraft to LAX's north runways.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rush Hour Clouds

Multiple cloud formations on the drive home after work.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Game Camera

For last season's state high school baseball tournament, I filled in on the centerfield game camera for OC16 during the Division 2 quarterfinals. One of the schools playing that night, was Maryknoll, my alma mater. Fortunately, I got to see my team pull off a come-from-behind victory.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bubbling Fountain

One of the water fountains outside the Ward Nordstrom Rack.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Old Soda Bottle

An old soda bottle in an old sugar mill.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Kewalo Dusk

The moon rises over the Kewalo Boat Harbor at dusk.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Atlanta Penguin

At the Delta Air Lines check-in area at Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport, stands this penguin statue made of scrap metal, with "Atlanta or Bust" on its suitcase.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Welcome To Hawai‘i!

The concierges from AirService Hawaii greeted those aboard this Shanghai Airlines Boeing 737 with lei as they deplane. This 737 was making its delivery flight from Seattle. This particular flight had a rather large group aboard, normally there are only a few pilots on a delivery flight.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Alphabet Pasta

A macro lens view of a pile of alphabet pasta.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunflower Field

A field of sunflowers in bloom, somewhere in Waialua.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Stacked Rocks

A stack of beach rocks on a driftwood log.

Monday, July 18, 2016


O‘ahu's iconic dormant volcano, Leahi, or most commonly known as Diamond Head.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Lanai Lights

A close-up of our Christmas lights on our lanai, shot with a 4-point cross filter.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Carli Lloyd Interview

Carli Lloyd, from the US Soccer's Women's National Team, does an interview with Hawaii News Now prior to their practice at Aloha Stadium. The team was scheduled to play Trinidad & Tobago for an international friendly victory tour, after the team won the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The night before the match, the USWNT called off the match over concerns over the quality of the artificial turf. 

The larger story turned to be how FIFA had women's soccer play their matches on artificial turfs while the men's teams play their matches on natural grass. The women are seeking equality to play all their matches on natural grass.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Sunset Winglet

Aboard a Delta Air Lines 737-800 from Los Angeles to Atlanta, as the sun sets behind us flying somewhere over Arizona.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Chef Chai's Loco Moco

Chef Chai Chaowasaree made his version of a loco moco for a Hawaiian Airlines inaugural flight pre-boarding celebration. It was a sample version for passengers, guests, and the media to try. His loco moco consisted of Asian fried rice, braised beef, and a sunny-side-up quail egg.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Seafoam Edge

A small wave rolls in ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Yuki's First Week

A photo taken during Yuki's first week with us.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Storyville Coffee Beans

On our trip to Seattle, we had to pick up some coffee beans from Storyville Coffee, during adventure through Pike's Market.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Patchy Clouds

Late afternoon cloud formation over central O‘ahu.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Cake Cutting

Elise and Craig do their cake cutting part of their wedding reception.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Crossing The I405

Under the final approach path to LAX is the Interstate 405, also known in the Los Angeles / Orange County area as the "San Diego Freeway".

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tiny Orchids

Using the Color Splash app, I removed the color from the background, leaving the orchids in color.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Joining Pieces

Sections of the Honolulu Area Rapid Transit rail guideway inch toward each other as construction crews work above the Interstate H1.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Christmas In July

A photo of Emi we took for her 2014 Christmas card.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! We celebrate the United States of America's 240th birthday.