Saturday, December 30, 2006

Friday, December 29, 2006

The Contemporary Museum Honolulu. Black and White wall mural and reflecting pool.. And They have "Great Yummy Food" in the Cafe. :)

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Downtown Honolulu - First Hawaiian Bank Angels :)

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

December 27, 2006

Seasons Greetings from Ali'iolani Hale. Built in 1874 and was originally intended to be a palace. Instead, Ali'iolani Hale ("house of the heavenly King") became the Supreme Court and Parliament government office building. In the courtyard is the Gold Leaf statue of Kamehameha the Great. When Kamehameha V laid the cornerstone, a time capsule was buried there. It contains Hawaiian postage stamps, 21 Hawaiian and foreign coins, 11 different local newspapers, the Hawaiian Kingdom constitution, a calendar and books. It also contains photos of royal families. Some trivia I found on various web sites. :) :)

Monday, December 25, 2006

Mele Kalikimaka,, Aloha and Merry Christmas

Santa's Helper :)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Taking photos of the High School Boys Soccer once again this year. Lots of fun.. :)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Honolulu City Lights :)

Monday, December 18, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

A Christmas Display at one of the hotels in Waikiki :)

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Black Swan and Koi

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Water reflections and baby waterfalls at Valley of the Temple in Kaneohe

Monday, December 11, 2006

Pu'u Loa Petroglphs on the Big Island in Volcanos National Park. The trail to the petroglyph field is 0.7 miles but an easy walk over some rough areas of pahoehoe lava. This particular field consists of over 15,000 individual petroglyph images that have been scratched and pecked into the hard pahoehoe surface. (I did get this info from a web site). But to go there and just stand and be surrounded by these petroglyphs was just truly amazing.

Morning Rain Drops. This was also taken when I was visting the Big Island. So different from Oahu. The mornings in Volcano are a bit chilly and it rained everynite. Such a nice change.. :)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

We were lucky enough to see 6 sea turtles up on the Black Sand Beach near Punaluu on the Big Island. They were just resting and warming up in the afternoon sun. It was really overcast but I guess they didn't mind. :)

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Here is another huge splash. Same place different angle. An amazing spot :)

Here is the photo without the photoshop frame around it. This is the most unusual wave action that I have ever seen. The incoming waves are breaking towards shore and then the receding water is attempting to back out thru the same channel so they literally crash back on each other creating these huge splashes. Not sure what the technical term would be but it is just an amazing thing to watch. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. Happy Holidays :)

Took a Photoshop class on Monday and learned well ... Lots!! Now I am playing around with what I learned. At least trying to remember some of what I learned.