Monday, July 30, 2007

A fish eye view of Waikiki from Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island. I still love playing around with that fish eye lens. One of these days I will just have to break down and get one of my own!!!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

An overexposed moon... Oh well I took it super quick from my lanai... :) :) Saw the moon from the kitchen window and ran out to the lanai, darn the tripod was in the car.. Shucks... :) :) Then snapped a few shots before it went up into the clouds.. :) :) Have a great week..

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Moli’i Garden, a terraced garden overlooking a 125- acre ancient Hawaiian fishpond, the largest and most well preserved fishpond in Hawai’i. Located on the Windward side of Oahu.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

OK I am tired of all those sunsets and perhaps just a bit tired of landscape shots but alas another landscape... Now you have to use your imagination a tiny bit but really this is Diamond Head at sunset... .OH NO another sunset shot.. darn... with a lot of camera motion... I mean lots!!! HA... Have a great Wed.. Aloha, Renee :)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Another sunset shot from Magic Island - Ala Moana Beach Park from last week.... Check out ~Annie~ "Annie photo a week" link to the right for a closer view... Go Annie.. Love your shot better than mine!!! :) :) :)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Magic Island - Ala Moana Beach Park Sunset :)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Prince Lot Hula Festival- Moanaulua Gardens -
Photo of Halau "Pupukahi I Ke Alo O Na Pua" Kumu Hula Michael Casupang. With a little artsy feel to it :) :)

A little about the Festival that I found ..........Prince Lot, who later became Kamehameha V, King of Hawaii from 1863 to 1872, was noted for his energy and strength of will. One of his interests was to promote and preserve Hawaiian culture, especially the hula. He did this by holding hula performances at his cottage in Moanalua.
In appreciation of Prince Lot's efforts to preserve Hawaiian culture, the Prince Lot Hula Festival was established in 1978. Each year na halau (hula schools) come to the festival to perform at Moanalua Gardens in Honolulu
A little stormy looking out on Thursday evening at Ala Moana Beach Park.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Waikiki Hotel lights and Diamond Head just a little after sunset... Used Annie's fish eye "thank you Annie" to be able to catch those last few fisherman still out for that last catch of the evening :) :) Click on image to view larger version!! :) :) :)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Pink Ginger. We always called it Torch Ginger but when I looked on the internet for confirmation it showed a different ginger plant. Oh well. :) :) It is of the Ginger Plant Family I guess you could say and is used in lots of flower arraignments since it lasts a long long time. :) :)
Windward side of Oahu from Makapu'u Lighthouse.. :)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

A late Saturday afternoon walk thru downtown Honolulu. It is amazing the different types of architecture that you can find within just a few blocks. I know it is a weird combination of images and colors...Oh well... :) Thanks Jeff ( ) for my middle shot... I know I stole your shot!!! :) :) I am sure that yours turned out much nicer... :) :)

Friday, July 13, 2007

The end of another day.... OK I know everyone is getting tired of sunsets!!! :) :) Have a wonderful Aloha Friday.. :)

Monday, July 09, 2007

A small fruit stand on the windward side. I was thinking of b & w or sepia but then when I tried it I just thought hmmmmm.. SOoooo, I went with the color version since driving past that is what really catches your attention... It is soooo cute and the fresh fruit that you can buy is out of this world. Literally ice cold papaya ... Oh how refreshing was that!!!! Fresh coconut macaroon cookies... YUMMY!!! The lady that runs the stand is soooo nice.. :) :).. Really, where else would you find fresh picked bananas hanging from an extension cord!!!! Fresh pineapple, shell lei, local fruit jellys, hats, along with dream catchers for sale. It was sooo fun to stop by!!!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Water Lily at the Macadamia Nut Farm on the windward side. OK.. I know this is not a mac nut.... :) :) :) Didn't bring out my trusty polarizer cause I was just to lazy to walk back to the car!! :) :) We didn't want to pay the $12.00 for Ali'i grand tour... So it is water lily's vs Mac... :) Nuts!! :) :)

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Sunset this evening out at Ko'olina Resort.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Chinaman's Hat or Mokoli'i Island - This island off the coast at Kualoa Beach Park (Windward side of Oahu) is known as Chinaman's Hat because of its shape. It sits about 600 yards offshore and it is about 12.5 acres in size. It has a lovely little cove with a tiny sandy beach that is privately located on the opposite side from shore. The island has three small palm trees, is cone shaped but it is not a separate volcanic cone. It is part of the old Koolau volcano that was separated form the main mass by erosion and left standing as a tiny island or sea stack. It is approximately 37 acres in size and about 213 feet tall at its highest point.

Hawaiian legend tells a different story about the formation of Mokoli'i Island. Pele's younger sister Hiiaka encountered a lizard like dragon called a Moko when she was traveling on the windward coast of Oahu. She fought and killed the dragon. The flukes on the dragon's tail is suppose to have formed Mokoli'i Island. Info gathered form various web sites. :)

Monday, July 02, 2007

A Maui Sunset. If you look really really close you can just barely see the outline of Molokai on the horizon just below the sunset.. :) :) Wishing everyone a wonderful week.. Aloha, Renee :)

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Lots of Blogs had red today so I found something red and decided to post it just for fun.!! Kind of weird I know!!!! :) :) I also noticed that today was Canada Day.... SO... Happy Canada Day!!!!!