Lanikai Beach "Before" Sunrise... :) :).. I am posting from my lap top.. please let me know if this is super dark. I think it is but then it is hard to tell.. It is after all before the sun came up.. :) : )
Ok OK ok... Just for Annie I am posting once again... I know I have been lazy and some what busy :) :) .....Waimanalo Beach ...... with a Waikiki MODEL star fishy... I took him out to a photo shoot with Annie -- she was shooting a wedding (work work work). I was of course playing with my newly acquired model which doesn't move around much (the best kind of model) :) :) It was a fun afternoon.. Thanks Annie :) :)
At a minus tide you can walk (well almost walk) out to Chinaman's Hat. View from Chinaman's hat looking across to the windward side of Oahu. To see how far we ventured check out my post from July 5, 2007. That shot is from Oahu looking out to Chinaman's hat. It sure was fun.. :)
Finally back in Hawaii for the month of July at least... I was able to venture out to some very lovely spots when I was in Calif. The morning I took this shot I was hoping for no wind on the lake to capture the reflection of the awesome peaks........ but darn. It was a slightly breezy morning.......still quite breath taking. :) Snow on the peaks in late June.. who would have thought.. Gold Lakes area above Sierra City in Calif.
This is a tiny teeny super small wild flower that I think is called a Giraffe Head. Part of the Mint Family (Lamiaceae). It is suppose to bloom March through August. (got that info from the internet. HA! ) There were a few of them blooming and I thought they were so cute. Can you see the giraffe?
Hi :) I am still in California but my mom is finally getting better... slowly!! :) :) Finally got a chance to head out and take a few shots. I saw this colorful bush --back lighting provided by the morning sun. I was with a small group of photographers seeking out wild flowers.... . Well how was I to know that this is poison oak!! Oh well I still think it is cool looking :) :) Thank goodness I didn't catch any.. :) :) I am going to try to post more frequently and to get back to commenting again. Aloha, Renee :) :)
So sorry for posting another blah blah blah sunrise. No snow here ya know.. :) :) Sunrise at Sandy Beach on this Aloha Friday. We got out there super early "in the dark" around 5:50am. The sunrise colors didn't reach out to the clouds and stayed in that small red/orange band along the horizon. Ahhh shucks!! Oh well better luck next time. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.
This is my bunny!! :) :) He is our pet house bunny... I thought since I was on an animal posting spree (all one shot see previous post!! HA ) I would post him as well. My daughter helped with setting up this shot since bunnies do not sit well when asked... :) :) :) The flower is real and it really was that color. We were amazed that he didn't take a nibble of the flower.... Anyway, just wanted to introduce you all to "Bunny" yup that is his name and if you look closely you can see his blue eyes!!! :) He has tons of personality... and he is multi colored.. not really black, brown or gray kind of a combination... :) :) We think he is really cute..
Tired of the ocean waves and the sunshine landscapes and sunsets?? I am.. so here is something that I found from one of my mainland trips.. A little squirrely :) :) He was soooo cute scampering around in the trees.. We have nothing like him here so I just fell in love with him!! :) :) I would guess the closest little animal here would be something like a mongoose and really they are nothing like a cute squirrel!!
This morning we got up at 5:30am and headed out to the North Shore to watch the high surf. You ask.. why get up at 5:30am to head out for a 45 minute drive???... Parking and Traffic!!! The North Shore has a 2 lane highway with limited parking.. So if you don't want to walk a super long way then you have to get out early... The surf was suppose to be 15 - 20 feet today but I am not sure it got to that height.. There were some really impressive sets though!!! Unfortunately the surf was pretty much wind blown and no one was surfing as you can see... Darn. :) :) However, many guys were on shore with their cameras and mega 300 and 400 + lens (Lens envy is a terrible thing!!) waiting and watching.. not much to shoot... It was a fun way to spend the morning though and when the sets come in the sound of the crashing waves is very cool!!! :) :) As you can see high surf means tons of salt spray in the air. Have a great week!!! :)
The Sony Open in Hawaii... This is the 15th hole of the Waialae Country Club Golf Course ( I know you can't see much of the course but the sky was much nicer than just green grass) today was the first day of the Sony Open... The course is down the street so I thought I would head over after 5:30 since you can park on the street and see what I could find.... Plus by then they won't take your camera away.. :) :) I do not golf!! So here are the few things I learned about golf.. NO Cameras Allowed.. No cell phones Allowed .. You walk a lot..that makes me wonder why everyone is not tiny and thin!! Hmmmm.... You really can not see much happening so you should just watch it on TV. ...No Cameras Allowed!!! (geeeesh) .... There is a certain golf clap... a quite quick "clap clap clap" even if they didn't make par ( how silly is that)!! Tickets are expensive so you should just peer thru the fence from the sidewalk. ... No one smiles much ..... Lots of expensive photo gear with awesome lenses but you need a cute pass hanging from your neck to get to bring your camera in!! ... Golf is a quite game... no moving, talking or clapping when they hold up the sign "QUITE PLEASE"....... shhhhhh!! ....... Tons of people love golf and wonder aimlessly around with paper in their hands trying to figure out who is going to appear next... and balls fly out of now where.... I am sure that the athletes competing in the Sony Open are beyond awesome .. Good luck to them all! But me.. I do not golf... :) :)
Tonights sunset sinking below Diamond Head Crater. A little different view of Diamond Head than I would normally post. :) :) The view is from a park down my street that overlooks out towards the ocean and Diamond Head.
Hilton Hawaiian Village - Rainbow Tower and a portion of the newly renovated Lagoon (off to the left). They have done a spectacular job renovating the lagoon along with new boarded walkway, palm trees and I think new sand!! Sure looked great !! It is open to the public and you can even swim in there now since they installed huge pumps that circulate the water. It was really icky before and no one ever dared go in the water.... It was a huge renovation project.
I was feeling better so I thought I would venture out to Waikiki and see what the sunset was doing. As you can see many others had the same idea and were patiently waiting .. :) :) It was a bit unusual since there so many layers of clouds.. Worth the short walk and nice to have fresh air after being stuck at home for the past several days. Wishing everyone a great week..
Diamond Head Lighthouse... Thought it would be fun to take a shot of the lighthouse with the star still up!! :) :) Just a little trivia about the lighthouse... taken from various web sites.. :) :) Built on the side of Diamond Head Crater, 147 feet above sea level, Diamond Head Light can be seen as far away as 18 miles and has an intensity of 60,000 candlepower. The original lighthouse structure was erected in 1899. The present tower, built in 1917, was constructed of reinforced concrete and stands 55 feet high. The first step in modernization at Diamond Head Lighthouse was to replace the fixed or steady light with the present day flashing light. Diamond Head Lighthouse has been progressively improved until today it stands as a modern automated USCG aid to navigation.