Monday, June 30, 2014

Grains Of Sand

Grains of sand, as seen through the Ölloclip macro lens for the iPhone.

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Keilana, is one of New Hope Leeward's worship team members, leads the team during a worship set.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Dad & Bride

Jacenia's dad walks her down the aisle ...

Friday, June 27, 2014


The monument pictured above commemorates the Naval Air Station Barbers Point. Currently, the former base houses the Kalaeloa Airport, the Naval Air Museum at Barbers Point, the FBI FieldHouse, the Hawai‘i Army National Guard, and several private businesses.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Opening Day

Today marks the start of the 2014 Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts facing the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. In 2012, the Argonauts won the 100th Grey Cup. A few months after, the Grey Cup accompanied Argos Slotback / Returner Chad Owens home to Honolulu, along with a TSN (Canada's ESPN) video crew. They documented some of Chad's stomping grounds while growing up in Honolulu, as well as his time with the University of Hawai‘i Warriors. Owens also won the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 2012. He also holds the record of three consecutive seasons with 3,000+ total yards. One of the last public appearances was at Chad's favorite eatery, Good To Grill.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sheriff's Department

One of the Hawai‘i State Sheriff's Department SUVs that blocked off the water main break (see theme week), with its lights flashing.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


This bodyboarder does a spin move while riding a wave.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Bug Catcher

The State Department of Agriculture has placed a number of bug catchers around the island of O‘ahu to trap a few invasive species.

Sunday, June 22, 2014


One of the sunflowers Kat received from one of her students.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fresh Catch

While at the beach one day, we came across free divers who were spearfishing in the reef about 50 yards off-shore. This was one of the divers and his catch.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Nok Air

Thailand's Nok Air has their fleet painted with birds beaks on the nose cone, and vary in colors. "Nok Petchnaamngern" is Thai for the Blue Diamond Bird.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tree Branch

This tree branch appears to have been stuck in the sand at water's edge.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Voggy Day

When the winds blow from the south, it brings up volcanic haze (vog) from the Big Island. On this particular day in late 2012, the vog layer was quite thick, and obscured the Honolulu skyline.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wild Lilikoi Flower

I came across this tiny lilikoi flower while walking Emi.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Afternoon Clouds

Cottonball-like clouds blanket the afternoon sky ...

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dad's Day

Happy Father's Day!

The above photo was taken on Father's Day last year ...

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Down The Drain

Fortunately, there was a storm drain nearby for the water to escape, but at the height of the break, even the drain could not handle the volume of water.

Friday, June 13, 2014


As the water supply was begin shut off, these coral rocks were remnants left on the sidewalk.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Over The Cover

Some water flowing over a manhole cover.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


At the height of the break, the water lifted the asphalt even higher.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


As the break worsened, the amount of water flowing intensified.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Rocks From Below

Rocks from below were forced up with the water.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Water Main Break

This month's theme week features a water main break I came across back in late 2012, where I go to photograph airliners.

Today's photo shows the beginnings of the break of the eight-inch main, as it churned up the crushed coral under the asphalt layer. The portion of asphalt raised by the break, was from patch of a previous break near this eruption.

Saturday, June 7, 2014


A kiss shot of Matt & Jacenia, with their wedding party looking on ...

Friday, June 6, 2014

Tattered Windsock

One of the windsocks around HNL that looks like it needs to be replaced.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Rusted Railing

The salt air has taken its toll on this metal railing along one of O‘ahu's beaches.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Terminal B

Inside Newark International Airport's Terminal B, while we waited for our connecting flight.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Dog Paddle

Cocoa, the chocolate Labrador Retriever, dog paddles in the waters off of Waialua.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Bouganvillea Sun

A bougainvillea hedge backlit by the afternoon sun.

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Our Instagram collage for June is about food photos.

Row 1: Créme horn from Kula Bistro (Kula, Maui); won ton min from Palace Saimin (Kalihi); breakfast skillet from Morning Glass Coffee Company (Mānoa); fried noodles combo plate from The Heights Drive-In (ʻAiea); the steak and onions frittata from Kula Bistro; shoyu ‘ahi poke bowl from Alicia's Market (Honolulu).

Row 2: Thai fried chicken wings from Thai Kitchen (Waipahu); margarita from Cholo's (Haleʻiwa); lemon crunch cake from The Alley (ʻAiea); prime rib plate from Ray's Cafe (Honolulu); steak chimichurri / pasta from Kit N' Kitchen (Pearl City); malasadas from Leonard's Bakery (Honolulu).

Row 3: red velvet pie from Sweet Revenge Pies (Honolulu - food truck); fried rice breakfast from Forty-Niner Restaurant (ʻAiea); mapo tofu ramen from Ramen-Ya (Waipio); the beef/chicken/fish dinner combo from Futaba Restaurant (Waipahu - closed); Longboard Island Lager from Kona Brewing Company; chimichanga combo plate from En Fuego (Kapolei).

Row 4: Eggs Benedict from Hau Tree Lanai (Waikīkī); cinnamon/peacn roll from Cinnabon; double BLT from Whole Foods (Kailua); the Dragon sushi roll from Doraku (Honolulu); the pork chop & eggs plate from Forty-Niner Restaurant; snow puffies from Pa‘ala‘a Kai Bakery (Waialua).