Saturday, February 28, 2009

Smoky Night

Kathy & I spent New Year's Eve at her mom's house in Kahalu‘u, that's on the windward side of O‘ahu. Talk about "up in smoke", the state of Hawai‘i becomes enveloped in a smoky haze as people set off their fireworks (some legal, and some not-so-legal) to celebrate the new year. Today's photo shows the smoke lingering in the air as an on-coming car makes its way up the street.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Harbor Court Falls

The Harbor Court offce and condo in downtown Honolulu sports a waterfall with at least three of these concrete streams pouring water from heights up to three stories.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Camera Eye

One of the security cameras in the apartment building where I used to live.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Yellow Stars

I came across these yellow star-shaped flowers at a wedding chapel during a video shoot ...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Purple Vase

A clear purple glass vase ...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rush Hour Sunset

Two weeks ago, I made the first afternoon rush hour drive home to our home in Waikele. Since I finish work later than Kathy, I get the brunt of the traffic. This was the sunset of that first day, making the turn over Pearl City on the Interstate H1 west-bound.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Misted Flowers

A bunch of flowers from a house plant I had, after misting it with water.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Winglet Reflection

The left winglet of a Mokulele Airlines Embraer E-170 jet. I took this while waiting for the media flight to depart for Līhu‘e, Kaua‘i.

Friday, February 20, 2009


A school of tilapia goes into a feeding frenzy after someone threw a piece of food into the water.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Two Of A Kind

Public community gardens around town have been a treasure trove for flower photos, and here's another example ...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Moon Over Makiki

A full moon rises over Makiki and Pu ‘Ualaka‘a (Tanatlus).

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

2009 Great Aloha Run

One of the largest non-football events is the Great Aloha Run. It's an annual 8.15-mile fun run and charitable event that begins at Aloha Tower and ends in the north end zone of Aloha Stadium. The 2009 edition was also the 25th time this race was run, which fielded over 20,000 participants.

In the previous four fun runs, I had been on the field shooting the hand held video camera, but this season I was asked if I wanted to direct the cameras. I felt was up to the task, though a bit nervous. Thanks to a bunch of great videographers I work with, they did a great job, and it made my job a whole lot easier.

Today's photo is of the the three cameras (on the top row), and the preview monitor (bottom left), and the program monitor (bottom right); which was being shown on the JumboTron. The panel with the many buttons at the bottom of the frame, is my video switcher.

Monday, February 16, 2009

White Canoe

This white outrigger canoe was one of many canoes participating at a summertime regatta at Ke‘ehi Lagoon Park.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Yellow Rose

A single yellow rose I captured in a garden ...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

From us to you all ... Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Kathy & I took this while celebrating New Year's at her brother's house, and with a little Photoshop magic I blurred & de-saturated the background.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Medevac Landing

A US Army Sikorsky UH-60A "Blackhawk" helicopter attempts to land on the helipad of the Queen's Medical Center. Based at Wheeler Army Air Field, the 524th Corps Support Battalion (Medevac) is Honolulu's provider for emergency medical air service.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Flowers Among Thorns

Euphorbia flowers amongst Crown of Thorns plants ...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Last Sunset From Westview Plaza

One of the perks of my apartment, are sunsets 365 days a year! Everyday was unique, and I caught quite a few images (or just admired God's artistry) from the lanai.

This past Friday was the last day in my apartment, since I have moved to the suburbs with Kathy at her place and we're getting married soon. This is also the last sunset shot I took from my lanai at Westview Plaza, before we locked the apartment and handed the keys to my realtor.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Christmas Morning

Christmas morning at Kathy's mom's house, with all the presents lined around it. After breakfast, we opened them all.

Kathy was wondering why I was almost lying on the carpet ...

Monday, February 9, 2009

NFC Wins 2009 NFL Pro Bowl

Arizona Cardinals (NFC) wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald tiptoes the sidelines after catching the game winning touchdown in the NFC's 30-21 win over the AFC in the 2009 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Fitzgerald outjumped Tennesee Titans (AFC) cornerback Cortland Finnegan to pull down a pass from New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the fourth quarter, which put the NFC ahead.

The 2009 Pro Bowl ends a 30-year run at Aloha Stadium. The 2010 game will be played in Miami, FL, the week prior to Super Bowl XLIV. Despite the game being moved, players in this year's all-star game said they preferred to play in Hawai‘i, because they see our location as vacation time for them and their families. To them, Miami is "another day at the office." The NFL said they are looking at the Pro Bowl returning in 2011.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

2009 Pro Bowl Ohana Day

The National Football League puts on Ohana Day the day before the Pro Bowl, the NFL All-Star Game. Both AFC and NFC teams hold their run-throughs, and include performances by team mascots and cheerleaders. There are also games and contests for fans, young and old.

Today's photo features NFC All-Star, and Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith signing autographs for a few young fans that participated in the NFL's Play 60 physical education program, during the NFC's practice session.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

True Blue

These blue flowers are quite common around Honolulu, as people have them as shrubs in their yards.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Blue Leaves

I came across this plant in a community garden. I think this plant is used for cooking in some Asian cuisine.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Blue Shimmer

Actually, this shot was taken during the day with the sunlight relecting off the water at a high shutter speed and a soft filter, then with Photoshop, I monochromed it, and added the blue filter to it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Blue Laguna

I found these tiny blue flowers at a wedding chapel where I was videotaping a Japanese tourist wedding.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Blue Hydrangea

I got these blue hydrangea during a an Easter display at Kahala Mall. It was mixed with pink ones and white ones around the center's fountain.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Blue Ginger

This blue ginger is another variety of the ginger flower species, and is quite common in Hawai‘i.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Moonlight Reflection

The theme week for February is "Blue". Leading off theme week, is the full moonlight reflecting off of the ocean.