Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

... or as how Scooby-Do would say it, "Appy Alloweeeeeeen!" 

I got today's shot of this Scooby-Do plush at a local Hallmark store.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Return Of Kolea

The kolea, or golden plover, are making its winter migration to Hawai‘i from Alaska. A few weeks ago, I photographed this kolea that has settled near our home for this winter.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Beach Photo Pix

This Japanese tourist couple has their wedding photos taken on the shore of Ala Moana Beach, amidst the beach goers. I took this between blocking rehearsals for last year's Lantern Floating event.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Last Friday, the production crew from the hit TV series "Hawai‘i Five-0" met under the tail section of this Sun Country Airlines Boeing 737-800 parked on the Castle & Cooke Aviation ramp, before setting up the production gear. Production trucks lined the street outside the hangar, while the cast members were at another location. The episode should air in the next couple of weeks.

Initially, I thought this Sun Country flight was a federal prisoner transfer charter, since the airline does "Con Air" flights to and from the US mainland. I was mistaken. The 737 was used by the production crew for two days, before it returned to the mainland.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Momo Burger

One of the newer food trucks in town is Momo Burger. Their burgers are one of the best on island. Today's photo was taken at a recent Taco‘ako Tuesday weekly food truck event.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sunrise Clouds Through Trees

Orange and yellow clouds as the sun rises through neighboring trees.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


This was the sundial that was outside of our cottage at the bed & breakfast we stayed at on Maui.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Part of a bunch of magenta and white chrysanthymums ...

Sunday, October 23, 2011


These two boys head toward me as they return to shore at Ko Olina's Lagoon 1 "Koholā". These kayaks are part of the Aulani Disney Resort's beach activities.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Aloha Spirit

The University of Hawai‘i Warriors cheer squad greets the University of Colorado Buffaloes cheer squad a few hours before game time.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Across The Aisle

These two young women carry on their conversation as our plane taxies to the runway. They were part of a photo shoot that was done on Maui. In fact, they were part of the same group on the same flight when we flew into Maui.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ripple Circles

Concentric circles ripple out from this indoor pond as water drips from above.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pastrami Sandwich

The pastrami sandwich and French fries at Roy's Ko Olina.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Colored Flowers

With the help of Lightroom, I was able to keep the colors of the flowers while eliminating the green of the leaves.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Underwater Rock

An underwater photo of this seaweed-covered rock.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Banana Bird

Outside our window of our cottage on Maui, was this bird feeding on this bunch of bananas. The owners of the bed & breakfast we stayed at, left a bunch of bananas for guests to take and eat. Obviously, the birds helped themselves too.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tender Moment

Hoku and Azure gaze into each other's eyes ...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Peeling Paint

On the way to photographing an airliner on HNL's South Ramp, I noticed that some of the purple paint on this FedEx MD-11F is peeling off, when it was parked on their ramp. I thought, I had to get a photo of it on my way back to the hangar. While waiting for another FedEx MD-11F to get pushed out of its parking spot, I turned around to get today's photo. It looks like its about time for some fresh paint for this freighter.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Private Jet Passengers

This family just deplaned from a private jet they flew into HNL on, with the ground handlers having loaded their bags in the SUV. As Hawaiian custom goes, all four passengers and their crew received lei.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


The teddy bears on our bedroom chair ...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


A full moon rises above Diamond Head at dusk.

Monday, October 10, 2011


A fish-eye shot of Kat's suuculent pants with a water droplet in the center.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Peaking Out

Water streams reach the peak of its spout at the water fountain fronting Honolulu Hale.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hand In Hand

We found this couple holding hands as they were snorkeling below us, in Honolua Bay.

Friday, October 7, 2011


The top view of Honolua Bay, with a bit of Lightroom treatment. During the summer months, the bay is quite calm, and a hot spot for snorkelers. During the winter months, the opening of the bay is one Mauiʻs top surf spots.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cow Cutout

This wood cutout of a cow fronts the Aloha Cowboy store in Makawao. Itʻs dressed with cowgirl boots, a lei, and a straw hat. Up Country Maui is the ranching area of the Valley Isle, and Aloha Cowboy is the one western gear store on Maui

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cruising Down Baldwin Avenue

One of the popular tourist activities on Maui, is the bike ride that starts at Haleakalā National Park and ends in the town of Pā‘ia. The ride goes from 10,000 feet above sea level to several feet above sea level. Part of the trek rolls  through narrow, winding roads, but is quite scenic. This couple was part of a pack passing through the town of Makawao. Baldwin Avenue starts (where Olinda Road ends) in Makawao, and finishes in Pā‘ia.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


While cruising down the winding roads of Olinda, we came across a flock of sheep grazing in a pasture by the side of Olinda Road. When I got out the car to get photos of the flock, most of the sheep bolted. The two above were the last to stay ... guess they wanted their picture taken.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ahh! The Life!

Kat & I take a break to relax at the Ali‘i Kula Lavender farm which overlooks the north half of Maui.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lavender Bee

October's theme week is "Maui ... Volume 4". This past August, Kat & I took our fourth trip to Maui, and this week will feature some of those photos.

Leading off this theme week is a photo from our trip up to Kula to the Ali‘i Kula Lavender farm. A honey bee caught in mid-flight as it goes from one sprig of lavender to another.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


One of the apps my iPhone has is Instagram. For the first of each month, I'll post a collage of Instagram-treated photos. Also, for the month of October, the header background will pink, in honor of the fight against breast cancer.

Row 1: teddy bears; Honolua Bay; strawberries flambé; Diamond Head from the ocean; red Angry Bird; pink sunset clouds.

Row 2: my iPod nano; director's console; fantasia delight orchid; Waikīkī sunset; sea stars; koi pond.

Row 3: street artist; guave cupcake; day at the beach; Alaska Airlines 737; self-portait; cacti.

Row 4: blue ‘uki ‘uki; Hawaiian Air Serenaders; UBU turf blades; guppy; rainbow over Eat The Street; sundial.