Saturday, March 31, 2012


Jeff and his groomsmen with their attitude pose and sunglasses.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Propellor Blades

Two of the three propellor blades from one of Kamaka Air's Super DC-3.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Crashing Wave

A wave crashes on the rocks at Kaka‘ako Park.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Emi lays in the sunlight as it comes through the screen door.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Mirrored Guppies

My four guppies shot from below to get a their reflections from the water's surface.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Pier 38 Sunrise

The sun rises behind downtown Honolulu and Pier 38.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Green Orchids

A stem of green orchids shot with an ultra-wide lens and a remote flash

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Surfer Girls

These two surfer girls check out the south shore swell before jumping in the ocean at Kewalo Park. The surf break is off to the left.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Engine Swap

This United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER is getting its left engine changed. The new engine, with its fan facing the camera, will replace the existing left side engine.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rain On Windshield

Raindrops on my windshield ...

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Today, Kat & I celebrate our third wedding anniversary! Thank you hunny for being such an awesome wife!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shake It Out

Emi captured in the middle of a dog-shake at the beginning of her walk.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Frank Hewitt

A closer shot of Kumu Hula Frank Kawikapuokalani Hewitt, as did a surprise performance for the 10th Hula Ho‘olauna Aloha, at the Ala Moana Shopping Center.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


One of the dance numbers from New Hope Leeward's dance team, about the powers of addictions, and wanting to break free from them.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Viewfinder Perspective

One of the great things about the HDV camcorders is that it has a flip-out three-inch LCD monitor. It supplements the viewfinder in the back of the camera. Today's photo shows one of the videographer's LCD monitors, and the extreme close-up shot of Akira Hokuto.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Professional wrestler Akira Hokuto (white hat) answers a question by reporter Saeri Yokota.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Paparazzi And On-Lookers

On-lookers try to sneak a snapshot of the celebrity interview with professional wrestlers Kensuke Sasaki and Akira Hokuto in progress.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Photo Op

This family poses with Nippon Television entertainment reporter Kozo Inoue, who happens to be quite popular in Japan. They just exited International Arrivals to see the reporters looking out for celebrities.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Waiting Game

As mentioned in yesterday's post, sometimes this assignment is a waiting game, and a test of patience. This camera op stands by, but no one is sure if any celebrities are on any of the flights from Japan. A majority of us would sit in stand-down mode, and wait until we got word that a celebrity was on a particular flight. The antsy ones wait like this videographer above.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Camera Crews

Today's photo has the camera crews, waiting for something to shoot. On some days it can be a waiting game, while others can have back-to-back interviews. Thanks to technology, the cameras have shrunk down to broadcast-grade HDV HandyCams, from 20-pound Sony Betacams; and the audio person has been phased out.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Reporters

The theme week for March is the New Year's Japanese TV paparazzi at HNL. Each New Year's season, Japanese TV networks have reporters and camera crews positioned outside the International Arrivals exit at the  Honolulu International Airport. Over the past two-plus decades, I had been one of the camera operators with Nippon Television, and TV Asahi, but in the past couple years, I've been off the assignment. Basically, the assignment is to get interviews with Japanese celebrities as they exit. Out of curiosity, I ventured down to HNL one day before the end of 2011, to hang out with some of the camera crews I've known since I began doing this shoot.

Leading off theme week, is a photo of the reporters who wait and watch to spot any Japanese celebrity to get a brief interview with.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Bride & Bridesmaids

A fish-eye shot of Farrah and her bridesmaids.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Hawaiian Airlines Field

This past August, Hawaiian Airlines announced that they will be the new corporate sponsor of the UBU Sports S5-M artificial turf that was installed in Aloha Stadium. Now called Hawaiian Airlines Field at Aloha Stadium, the airline has signage in and around the stadium noting the sponsorship. In today's photo Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO Mark Dunkerley poses on the signage painted onto the turf.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


Part of a row of mahimahi on ice, waiting to be bid on, at the Honolulu Fish Auction.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Rip Current

Warning signs remind beachgoers at the Ko Olina Lagoons of dangerous rip currents at the mouths of the breakers, and surf beyond the rocks.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cloudy Sunrise

Multiple layers of clouds upstage the sunrise

Monday, March 5, 2012

Water Blast

The water fountain display at the City Center in Las Vegas.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Body Boarding

Our niece Ellie rides a wave in Kailua ...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Voggy Valley

Vog fills the one of the valleys in Mokule‘ia ...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Queen Of The Skies

When Japan Airlines retired the Boeing 747-446s from their fleet last February, the final international flight was from HNL to Narita International Airport. To commemorate the occasion, a celebration was held at HNL's Gate 27, for those passengers and crew who made the flight. The young man, that posed between one of the flight attendants and pilots, made the banner. The JAL Honolulu Station selected one of my 747 photos used on the archway banner.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Instagrams 6

The March edition of our Instagram collage ...

Row 1: gator heads; iTunes cover flow; Surrender; Emi shaking it off; heart-shaped donuts; Hawaiian Air / Pratt & Whitney EcoPower demo.

Row 2: K2 Dyno remote controller; Fat Tuesday malasada line; Kuala Lumpur- bound 737; glass tiles; Hawaiian Islands Invitational game ball; streaky clouds.

Row 3: hula statue at Hilton Hawaiian Village; '70s-era Panasonic radio; Emi sleeping; rain on sunroof; chandelier at Nordstrom's; river rocks.

Row 4: nice tail; yellow flowers, grey leaves; traffic accident; Pratt & Whitney cap; Spanish lavender; Mokule‘ia Beach.