Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Playing with filters in PhotoShop. An artsy looking palm.. Just for fun.. :) Used the filters, artistic, ink lines.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Sunset straight from camera. Used my Graduated ND Filter as an experiment. Left the noise in the sky. Not really sure why the sky turned out the colors that it did, guess there was lots of vog in the air. Aloha :)

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Tonite my hula sister Mana put together a celebration for her husband Sisar. He finally returned from his 1 long year deployment in Iraq. It was so nice to see him home safely. Welcme home Sisar!!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Cute Ducky cooling off in a small stream.
Finally am all caught up after my trip. Whew.. Hope you enjoy the photos.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Taro patch

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Canoe in thatched hut.

Wed. January 25, 2006

Soccer finals. They won and will be going to the State of Hawaii Finals in Maui the first week in February. Congratulations Kalani Varsity Soccer!! :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

This was actually taken when I was on my mainland trip. I think this barn is just so cool that I wanted to post it. I had such a hard time deciding what to post since all of the places I went were just so beautiful.

Monday, January 23, 2006

On my way home from the mainland back to Hawaii. Thought I would add one more Yosemite photo. Sunset thru the trees.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

A cute little church backed up to the high mountains in Yosemite. It was right across from the meadow. Early evening and the ground fog was getting thicker by the minute. Thought it created an interesting effect.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Long, long, long icy hike on the upper falls trail. It was amazing since the water was just falling into a snow drift. You could not see where the pool of water was at the bottom of the falls. A very steep and icy hike. The views are worth it. The bottom photo is also the upper falls shot on Thursday. The snow melt from Thursday to Saturday is amazing. Just compare the two photos.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Yosemite Valley view from a freezing cold evening with no clouds at the Tunnel Lookout. Not my favorite place to take photos from or of.. Guess it just wasn't a very good sunset. Oh well. Perhaps next time. But everyone said that you just had to go there. Hmmmmmm..

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Yosemite Falls, Upper and Lower Falls

Wed., January 18, 2006

Off to Yosemite. Lower Yosimte Falls

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

A Cable Car ride in San Francisco.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Another day in San Francisco. A little work and a little play.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Still in San Francisco. Golden Gate Bridge at sunset.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Today is my mom's birthday and I surprised her by showing up in San Francisco to meet them for dinner and a play. Ferry building in San Francisco. It was a wonderful fun evening.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Today I was traveling to the mainland. The photo is from Saturday January 14th since I arrived in San Francisco late at nite. A very unusual view of the Bay Bridge.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Kalani High School Basketball..

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Soccer again today. They won 1-0. My daughter was so excited she was named defensive player of the game.. Hurray for her!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Kalani vs Kaiser We won 1-0 Hurray!!

Decided to put up a photo from today 01/11. The soccer game was so exciting.

Monday, January 09, 2006

My daughter's bouquet from her Christmas Dance. We had fun shooting this one..She wanted to have just the red and gold colors so we tried several combinations and this is the one she liked the best. Of course it is wilted and dry, but to her it is still as lovely as the day she received it. :)

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Ti Leaf - Macro Lens, Back Lighting and Embossed. Thought I would try something unusual for today. :)

Saturday, January 07, 2006

A flying soccer photo!! They lost tonite.. 3-2. Not sure why this doesn't look sharp. The original sure is.. Oh well hope you enjoy.

Friday, January 6, 2006

An abstract looking shot? To strange for me... Something that I have never tried before.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Diamond Head and Dragons

Diamond Head in the background and colorful Dragon Boats on Waikiki Beach. AT&T is the annual sponsor of the Dragon Boat Races. Thought I would add a little infomation about the races from the AT&T website. Hope you enjoy today's shot. The origin of dragon boat racing can be traced to the fourth century B.C., when Chinese fishermen would host festival ceremonies to ensure plentiful crops. Dragon boat racing is similar to outrigger canoe racing in that paddling teams compete against each other in timed heats. Dragon boat crews consist of 16 paddlers, a drummer, a steersperson and a flag catcher. Competitors race to a central finish line where the flag catcher retrieves a flag from a buoy and carries it to the finish line.
This 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition came to life June 15, 1996 in Honolulu at Ala Moana Beach Park during the first annual AT&T Hawaii Dragon Boat Festival. The festival, which is popular worldwide, featured races between traditional, multicolored boats decorated with fierce dragon heads, tails and scaly bodies. Crews of 19 entered the races to compete in a sport that was virtually unknown in Hawaii.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

This was not the shot that I was going to post, but when my daughter got home after the game she wanted me to share this shot vs the action one. High School soccer!! Yup they roll down the tops of their shorts and leave the tags hanging out the back. It is quite comical. Soccer, what a sport, they tied tonite 2-2.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Sunset at Diamond Head Lighthouse. Not the usual view of the lighthouse or the typical sunset shot. Wanted to try something different using the palm tree and plumera tree as a partial framing and see if the small sliver of moon could be seen. Not sure if I really like it but hey why not try a new view... Hope you enjoy it. :)

Monday, January 02, 2006

Still experimenting with the macro lens. Orange and yellow baby roses Posted by Picasa

January 01, 2006

Here is day one of 2006. A drive out to the north shore. Check out the boarders at the bottom of the wave to the right. A bit of a wave. Posted by Picasa