Sunday, September 12, 2021

Couple On A Beach

This couple spends a quiet moment on a north shore beach.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Seattle Skyline

The downtown Seattle skyline as seen from the observation deck of the Space Needle.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Yuki & The iPod

Yuki borrowed my iPod and earbuds when I stepped out of the bedroom.  Not sure what she thought of my taste in different types of music.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Crashing Wave

A wave crashes on the shoreline rocks at ‘Āweoweo Beach.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Sun And Norfolk Pines

The sun peeks through a cluster of Norfolk Pine trees.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

787 Landing

This Japan Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is seconds from touching down after its flight from Tokyo Haneda International Airport, with the iconic Diamond Head in the background. With the winds blowing from the south, the air traffic pattern is reversed to an east to west flow.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Country Shave Ice

Country Shave Ice was a small shave ice shop located in Kaimukī. After closing their shop, they mainly do pop-up and craft events. They uses locally-sourced natural flavors. Pictured above is Kat's Okinawan Sweet Potato / Haupia shave ice (left),  and my Hawaiian Orange Dream shave ice.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Sheriff's Deputies

Deputies from the Hawai‘i State Sheriff's Department's Airport Division stand by with long guns for a state Department of Corrections inmate transfer flight.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Rusted Toyota

While walking around Kaka‘ako taking photos of the Pow Wow Hawai‘i murals, I came across this rusted 1970s Toyota Corona station wagon. It sat on someone's property, with the tires flat, but with a current Hawai‘i license plate.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Mic and Monitor Pack

One of the microphones and in-ear monitor receivers for a singer on the New Hope Leeward worship team prior to rehearsal.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing you all a Happy Independence Day! The United States celebrates its 245th birthday. 🇺🇸

Today is also Yuki's birthday! She turns six, and this photo was from her first birthday celebration. She has grown into a smart and humorous dog.

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Matching Sunshades

The flight crew of this Gulfstream V business jet covered the cockpit windows with Gulfstream-branded window sunshades as the aircraft remained in Honolulu for several days. For the cabin, the windows have powered sunshades, and the flight crews will usually close them if the jet will be parked for more than a day.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Kaimana Sunset

Sunset, as seen from Kaimana Beach, with people enjoying the last of the sun's rays.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads!

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Pavilion

The pavilion at Hale‘iwa Beach Park, as photographed in black and white, with an Ölloclip iPhone Fisheye Lens Attachment.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Kimié & Kalani

Hawaiian music artists Kimié Miner and Kalani Pe‘a pose together during their rehearsal of the 2018 SoFi Hawai‘i Bowl entertainment acts. Kimié sang Hawai‘i Pono‘ī in pregame, and Kalani sang two songs during halftime.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

SUP Silhouette

A black and white silhouette shot of a stand-up paddleboarder at Ala Moana Beach. This photo was taken a decade ago while on break from working on the 2011 Lantern Floating Hawai‘i event.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Anuhea

Hawaiian music artist Anuhea, performed at the grand opening of the Mokulele Airlines Terminal (Terminal 3) at the Daniel K Inouye International Airport. She performed several songs for the Mokulele staff and waiting passengers.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Guideway Installation

The Honolulu Area Rail Transit is an above-ground mass transit rail system that has been under construction for the past several years that will extend from East Kapolei to the Ala Moana district. The photo above shows the guideway being laid in at the Aloha Stadium Station.

The first operational segment of The Rail will run from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium, and should begin service later this year.

The Rail is now several years behind schedule, and a few billions of dollars over budget. The first operational segment, from East Kapolei to Aloha Stadium, is scheduled to begin in the fall of this year. They estimate that the full system will not be in operation until 2033.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

"Hi Neighbor!"

Yuki and Emi look over at the new neighbors and bark.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Copper Strands

A portion of this power cable was cut, and the end stripped to expose the copper wire strands so a terminator can be attached.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Breaking Free

A running back from the Mill Vill Trojans [white helmet] breaks free from the defense of the Ewa Beach Sabers during a Jr Prep Sports (JPS) youth football game. He gained another five yards before being tackled.

Today's post is dedicated in memory of the late Patrick Mauga, who was the voice of the JPS games at Aloha Stadium. He suddenly passed away last year. JPS games won't be the same without hearing Patrick's gregarious voice, and enthusiastic announcing over the PA system, and on the game recordings.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Marina Dusk

Dusk approaches at the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. Hundreds of small boats are moored at this marina, at the west edge of Waikīkī.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Are We Done Yet?

One of the pilots that making the delivery flight of this Jiangxi Air Boeing 737-800, watches and waits as jet fuel pumped aboard for the next flight leg to Majuro (Marshall Islands).

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Blue Irises

Happy Easter!

A trio of blue irises in bloom.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

New Turf

In the summer of 2016, the Aloha Stadium had to replace its UBU Speed Series S5M Sports Turf. The installers had less than eight weeks to tear out the previous turf, inspect the ground beneath, then lay the drain pads, turf panels, and the sand and rubber in-fill. The job was completed in time for the fall 2016 high school and college football season. Today's photo shows a shot from turf blades level as players from the University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors arrive to hold their pre-season Fall Scrimmage.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Kawainui Canal

The Kawainui Canal cuts through part of Kailua. Homes and businesses line the edges of the canal that begins from the Kawainui Marsh and Stream, and flows out to Kailua Bay. People have been known to ride dinghies or stand-up paddle board up and down the canal. The view above looks toward the beginning of the canal, and the Ko‘olau Mountains further in the distance.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Veni Vidi Bici

A play on Julius Caesar's famous phrase "Veni, Vidi, Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered) ... the bicycling community has taken the phrase for the mode of transportation. In Kaka‘ako, bicycling is encouraged to move around what has become the arts district of Honolulu. There are bike racks on every sidewalk , and fronting many businesses. Adrian decided to pose for this shot for her senior portraits session.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Sunflower Farm

One of the sunflowers at a sunflower farm in Waialua, captured with a honeybee collecting pollen.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon, on the island of Kaua‘i, is one of the island's biggest natural tourist attractions. On a clear day, the view of the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" is majestic, including the Pacific Ocean at the end of the canyon.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Stewardesses And Surfboards

A pair of Virgin America flight attendants pose with specially-made longboards on the event stage before the arrival of their inaugural flight from San Francisco.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Emi Playing With A Toy

In a rare moment, Emi plays with one of Yuki's toys.

Tomorrow marks Emi's 9th anniversary of her "gotcha day".

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Pacific Rim Cup

The Pacific Rim Cup soccer tournament is an annual event at Aloha Stadium, hosted by Blue United, and features two J-League and two Major League Soccer teams. Unfortunately, the 2020 and the 2021 editions were canceled due to the China Corona Virus pandemic. Today's photo shows an Under Armour match ball and the champion's trophy at the press conference of the inaugural event.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Gum Wall

The gum wall at the Public Market in Seattle. Yes, we left our mark on the wall as well with a hashtag #ivankatsea2014. I read that the walls in the alley were scraped clean a few years after we left our gum. Of course, people resumed leaving their gum wads on the walls.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Yuki And Her Toys

Yuki's toys gather over her as she falls asleep for her nap.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Colored River Rock

Colored river rock on display at Geoubunga. I raised the saturation levels to boost the colors.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sir Richard Branson

In November 2015, Virgin America began service between San Francisco and Honolulu. As owner of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson made the inaugural revenue flight, and is seen above exiting the Airbus A320. In Virgin style, the inaugural flight actually parked on HNL's South Ramp with a parking spot converted to a Virgin America lounge, and a stage complete with the airline's branded longboards. Even the A320 used for the flight was named "Pineapple Express".

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Color Splash Bird Of Paradise

Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou! Happy New Year!

This year's first photo was taken with my iPhone, and used the Color Splash app to remove the color from background of this bird of paradise flower.