Saturday, June 30, 2007

Honolulu and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. Taken from Punchbowl lookout. :)

Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaii - Manoa Campus.
The buildings that house the Center for Korean Studies were designed by two Korean architects, Chong In-guk and Na Sang-gi, with modifications and final blueprints by two Hawai'i architects, Jo Paul Rognstad and Vernon Kim. Ground was broken for the start of construction on July 1, 1974. The building was completed in December 1979. An extensive exterior renovation was carried out from 1998 to 2001. Above is some of the detail in the top portion of the building. The designs and colors are amazing.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Lanikai Beach looking out to the Mokes. I know.. I know the footprint is centered. But I thought it looked cool with the fisheye!!! :)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Waikiki just before sunset... A very nice evening out... :) :)

Sunday, June 10, 2007

King Kamehameha Statue. Every year in honor of King Kamehameha the statue is draped in lei. It is amazing how long those lei are and how beautiful they look... This year again the sky was cloudy and overcast. Darn was hoping for some nice puffy clouds behind the Statue.. Oh well..It was still a beautiful site. Aloha, Renee :)

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Graduation Hawaii Style. It was a fun evening on Monday nite at my daughter's graduation (middle of the front row). The last image is after the graduation ceremony when you receive lei from friends and family.... As you can see you can end with lots lots lots and lots of lei... Oh my gosh... They can really get heavy after awhile so we had to take them off her several times since they just kept piling up.. It was just tooooo funny...
AND...Thank you everyone for your well wishes and kind comments. It is nice to have a free moment to say HI and post again. Aloha, Renee :)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Hi everyone... I think that I have time now to post some of my recent images.. With traveling to Wisconsin for a last visit with my Grandmother before she passed away and then my daughter getting college stuffs done and graduation being last nite.. relatives coming to Hawaii arriving in Hawaii for graduation.. Oh and we can not forget about work... I think.. just maybe I will have a little time now. One can always hope.. :) :) :)
This is my DPC entry that ended today so I finally can post it to my blog. I wanted to post it last week but thought better of it.. :) The image is from the Lantern Festival at Ala Moana Beach Park. It is an amazing site. Hundreds of people release these paper lanterns with candles in them to float out in the ocean at sunset. Very touching and totally beautiful. It was a nice evening with little wind and a very nice sunset. The only difficult thing is to try to beat off all of the other hundreds of photographers that come out to this event. WOW.. I had no idea that there were that many people in Honolulu with Canon cameras/gear :) :) :)... It was fun but you had to be willing to get into the salt water with your camera, lens and monopod. Boy was I holding tight to everything.. :) :) Then of course there is the salt removal/clean up after you get home... Salt water does mean things to camera gear... ~Annie~ my mentor/shooting partner :) :) was off on a business trip on the mainland and kept calling me to enter the challenge.. I wasn"t going to enter but then figured OK OK ok ok ok Annie... I will send in an image.. :) :) :) Thanks.... Annie... glad you encouraged me since it is my highest scoring image to date!! :) :) Well,, tomorrow I will be posting a few images from my daughters graduation which took place last nite!! It was awesome.. :) :) Aloha, Renee :)