Thursday, July 31, 2008

Nuts And Bolts

These giaint nuts and bolts belong to a temporary sewer line that ran from Waikiki into on of Honolulu's sewer mains after the one in Waikiki broke a couple of years ago. These nuts and bolts held pipe connections together for this temporary pipe was laid above ground.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hot Wheels

This 1957 Ford Thunderbird reminded me of one the Mattel Hot Wheels I had when I was a kid.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Barrel Of Pain

This one's called the barrel cactus ... looks painful.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Lovers On A Pier

A couple shares time together on the water's edge before a New Year's fireworks display.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


A couple of ducklings at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Putting On The Brakes

This Aloha Airlines Boeing 737-700W is putting on the brakes to slow down after arriving from Santa Ana, back in 2004. You can see the flaps and spoilers in the rear part of the wing deployed, as well as the leading edge slats to slow the aircraft down. You can also see part of HIckam AFB in the background.

This was the second landing after the first was a missed approach.

That round-trip to/from SNA on Aloha was probably one of the best in-flight services I ever had. It's sad to see the demise of the airline, and all those who were affected by it.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Christmas In July

Well, it's five months before Christmas ... I had this one ready to go this past winter, but felt it might work better in July. Kathy & I had gone to Honolulu Hale to check out the Christmas lights display.

Hope you all started your Christmas shopping ... only 153 days left! :-D

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bottled Water

At one of my part-time workplaces, we ran out of bottled water, so one of the guys had a funny notion to put those Dasani water bottles in the hole where the real five gallon jug is supposed to go. I found it quite funny myself ... and had my L3 to get a shot of it. If you're wondering ... he didn't open those small bottles.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Chinaman's Hat

Mokoli‘i Island, or Chinaman's Hat, sits off of Kualoa Regional Park on O‘ahu's windward coast. It's a popular attraction in which people can walk out to the island at extremely low tides. Keki‘inani got shots from Chinaman's Hat on her photo blog.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Two honeybees do their work pollenating this lehua flower.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sources Of Light

The sun shines through one of the lamps at ‘Iolani Palace.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wave On Seaweed

A wave breaks on a bed of seaweed-crusted rocks.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Fire Red

A cluster of bright red wild orchids ...

Friday, July 18, 2008


Honolulu Police Department's "Police1" makes a landing approach at HNL after a sortie.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Portland Tower

The air traffic control tower at Portland International Airport against a cloudy sky.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


What to do? Dozens of used staples and a magnet to keep them from going astray.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Water On Screen

Water on my sliding screen door.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Candlelight Service

Hope968's Christmas candlelight service that we hold on Christmas Eve.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

He‘eia Kea

He‘eia Kea Boat Harbor is O‘ahu's windward coast harbor and boat ramp for leisure craft, fishing boats, and ocean tour boat operators.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

High Endzone

This is the perspective from Aloha Stadium's Jumbotron Camera 2, above the north end zone, on the concourse of the red and yellow seating sections. It's also behind the stadium's Jumbotron. I took this photo during player warm-ups of a high school playoff game, hence the small crowd.

This can be one of the coldest spots in Aloha Stadium, as there is no shelter from the chilly north winds of our Hawaiian winters. For most residents of Hawai‘i, anything below 70°F is considered freezing. I have experienced the temperature dropping in a matter of an hour as the sun went down, and the winds kicked up.

In fact, during a UH game, a videographer from ESPN was on the platform near mine, wondered why I had my jacket wrapped around the legs of my tripod. I told him that during the second half, the temperature will drop around 10°F. He said he was in Oklahoma the week before, and that was cold ... in the 50s. Right after the halftime show, I put on my jacket, to prepare for the cold. During a TV timeout, I saw him grab his jacket out his backpack, and quickly put it on. I looked over, and he looked back and smiled, then said, "You were right, it's pretty chilly up here".

Camera 2 also has the challenge of fans, especially the ones who have had a few beers, wanting to be on TV. Those eager to be on "TV", tug the hem of my shorts to get my attention. To which my response is that they won't see themselves because we are behind the Jumbotron; and their response is usually delayed since the alcohol clouds the perception. I watched one guy's "light bulb" go from dim to bright as he stood and thought. There's usually a security guard or HPD officer around, but not always.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck's helmet sits on a table on the NFC team sidelines, while he awaits his turn to get in the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl. The lime green dot along the centerline is to signify that the helmet contains communications equipment so that the plays can be relayed to the quarterback from the bench by radio.

Back in the day ... the Seahawks used to be my favorite NFL team, in the Jim Zorn / Steve Largent days. So I thought I could not pass up the opprtunity to get a shot of this helmet. Though I really don't follow the NFL (much less the Seahawks), I do enjoy working the Pro Bowl.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Change Of Possession

The AFC team lost the ball on downs, failing to convert on fourth and short yardage. The dejected offense is seen walking off the field, with the defense coming on to face the NFC offense.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


The non-starters for the University of Hawai‘i Warriors enter the field through an inflatble UH helmet, amidst the fog machines. Normally, for their home games, the Warriors wear their dark green helmets, but for this game against San Diego State University, a couple of years ago, they opted for the road silver helmets (which they will not wear on the road this season, only the green ones).

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


NFL Rookie Of The Year and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (#28) scores a fourth quarter touchdown to seal the NFC's victory in the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl.

I did the field videocamera work for the pre-game festivities, the first half, and the half-time show, then handed off the camera to one of our other skilled Jumbotron shooters, and pulled cable for the second half.

Monday, July 7, 2008


The "Kai" (Hawaiian for ocean) team's offensive and defensive lines go through their pre-game drills for the 2008 Hula Bowl.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


The theme week for July is "Football". With the 2008 season right around the corner, the NFL, colleges and high schools are gearing up with training camps about to begin, while the Canadian Football League season is underway, and the Arena Football League is in playoff mode.

Today's photo is from the 2008 Hula Bowl ... with the team "‘Aina" (Hawaiian for land) offense running its pass routes during pre-game warm ups. Two former University of Hawai‘i Warriors, defensive back Myron Newberry (#38) and receiver (#80) C.J. Hawthorne are seen above.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


One of the pavillions at Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park at dusk.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day!

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Birthday America!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Self-Portrait Redux

Another self-portrait, this time using a chrome propellor hub from a Beech 18 plane.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Go Dude!

This surfer is timing his jump off the ledge into the water, to begin his quest to surf the south shore swell.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Water streaks from the fountain display in downtown.

Can you believe we are beginning the second half of 2008 already?