Sunday, September 2, 2018

Spidey chandelier...


Imagine the poor spider, worked all day to build this perfect web only to wake up the next morning to find dew drops on every thread! Not going to catch any flies with this...

Friday, August 24, 2018

Hurricane Sunset


I took this photo from my lanai last night as the weather man on the TV said we were getting torrential downpours. Don't these guys ever look out a window??
 
I was lazy last night and took this with my cell phone. Had I been more enthusiastic I would have been on a beach in Kihei taking photos with a real camera. In my defense I blame the weather man who said it was going to rain constantly so I didn't expect to see a sunset.
 
Maui has been lucky with this storm as it appears to be sheering apart and might not get to us at all. The poor folks on the Big Island have been suffering though. Some spots there have received over 30 inches of rain in the last two days and they are having massive flooding.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Smokey Moon...


Yesterday I posted a couple of pictures of a very red sun seen through forest fire smoke. Here is a picture of tonight's moon. No end in sight for smokey skies over here on the West Coast of Canada...

Monday, August 20, 2018

Tonight's apocalyptic sunset...



If you've been following the news at all you'll have seen coverage about the incredible number of forest fires in Northern California and also in British Columbia. Smoke from several fires nearby on Northern Vancouver Island made for a rather spectacular / apocalyptic sunset this evening!

Full Moon on Haleakala

 
I went to the top of the volcano a couple of weeks ago to get a few shots of the full moon. It was an interesting learning experience trying to get the moon and the ground with just the right amount of light.
 
This was shot with a 20mm f1.8 lens and that is why I ended up with the star burst around the moon.

Friday, August 17, 2018

It's a holiday!


 
Today is Hawaii Statehood day so the government offices, schools and some businesses are closed today. I decided to spend the day at a friends "satellite office", AKA the beach!
 
I'm headed to Kihei to spend some time in the sun and water!
 
The shot above is the black sand beach In Waianapanapa State Park along the road to Hana during a sunrise a couple of weeks ago.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Big Beach - Little Beach Maui

 
A couple of friends of mine wanted to go see the milky way at Makena Beach Sunday night. Makena Beach is also known as Big Beach because, well, it's big!
 
There is a smaller beach over a lava hill to the north that is known as little beach for the same obvious reasons.
 
We got there just before the sunset and relaxed on the beach and enjoyed the sunset and then it was off to work, photographing the milky way.
 
There are usually fire dancers at Little Beach on Sunday night and we had planned on taking photos of the fire dancers from the hill with the milky way in the background but we discovered the police had shut down the fire dancing so we didn't get to take that shot.
 
This shot was taken at the top of the hill that separates the two beaches and I painted the beach with a flashlight for a couple of seconds when the wave came in.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Underwater on Maui



 
I decided to go snorkeling on Thursday at Po'olenalena beach near Kihei not thinking about what the hurricane would do to the waters. Even though it was more than two hundred miles away the weather created a south swell which churned the waters up pretty good close to shore.
 
I had to swim out about 100 yards off shore before it cleared up enough that I could actually see more than 10 feet in any direction. I ended up with two decent turtle shots and that was it.
 
In hindsight I probably should have just stayed on shore and worked on my tan. The number one rule here is don't swim into the sandy/murky waters because the sharks can't tell you're not dinner and you could get eaten.





These are from my previous trip to Cancun Mexico.  First time going vacation without my big camera!  I like the quality of underwater photography of this small camera rather than on land.
 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Red Sand Beach

 
Something a little different that you just don't see every day. A red sand beach!
 
Reminds me of the red dirt in Oklahoma!
 
This beach is in Hana. I was headed back there this week but I think the hurricane is going to make the surf a little rougher than I want to deal with. Maybe....

Friday, August 3, 2018

Balck & White or Color?


 
This is a banyan tree we came across while hiking to the bamboo forest. I tried to put a little bit of an "artsy" feel on it.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Into the forest

 
I'm headed back to Hana tomorrow for a few more days in the forest and swimming at some different beaches. More photos to follow soon!!