Monday, January 28, 2008

A little California Zen!! :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Watching the glow after sunset at Ala Moana Beach Park. Tonite had some interesting clouds and colors..

Friday, January 18, 2008

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.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

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..

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

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!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

A couple of more North Shore waves. All of that salt spray in the air sure does add a lot of noise to the images. Not really sure why that is.... :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

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!!! :)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sandy Beach, Oahu... this morning a little after sunrise.. It was a really nice morning out!! :)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

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... :) :)

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

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.

Monday, January 07, 2008

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.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

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..

Saturday, January 05, 2008

A December sunset. I am sick so I can not go out and play... The weather is not all that great here anyway..

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

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.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Wishing everyone a barrel of fun in 2008!!! Happy New Year!!! :)