Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree


I think I may have posted a version of this before. I am reworking a few photos to get them ready to print onto metal and I have to say, this one looks FANTASTIC on the metal! 

This is actual how these trees look in the wild. I hope you are ready for Hawai'i photos every week because it won't be long before that's all I have to post.

I know, poor me!! LOL

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Chasing Squirrels


So a few days ago I had my two dogs and my Son's dog out for a walk. We had just left the house and were only 100 feet behind my little work shop when my Son's dog ran 20 feet into the woods chasing Squirrels I assumed... Until I saw this up the tree, maybe 30 feet from where I was with the other two dogs!

Nice kitty... Stay kitty...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hey Paul,  Could you text me or email me at ***-***-**** or Quynh.l********.com.  I'm coming in your way in this summer.  Thanks

Sunday, April 16, 2017

It's Spring!


The dogwoods are blooming and the other trees are finally getting some leaves on them. Before long everything will be lush and green.

Just in time for me to pack up and leave!  Besides being sick for about a month which kept me from posting, the last few months my wife and I have been selling what we can and packing the rest for a move to Hawai'i. We finally got tired of thinking about it and decided to go and not look back.

We will be Kama'aina, pronounced ka-ma-EYE-na,
 (Hawaiian for local) by this summer.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sunrise over Haleakala


This was taken from a boat in the ocean about 7:00 a.m. in the morning. I was headed out to see if the whales would be active and while waiting for the whales I took a few shots of the sunrise.

In Hawai'i I think the sunsets are better than the sunrises but then again, I don't like to get up early that much!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Feeling gloomy


I apologize for the lack of photos over the last two weeks. I ended up with the "crud" which kept me in bed for several days and that in turn, put me behind at work by several days which created a chain reaction of being behind in everything else.

Friday, March 10, 2017

A panorama of Lahaina


I took this photo about a third of the way up the side of one of the volcanoes on Maui looking back towards the island of Lana'i and over the top of the town of Lahaina. I was hoping for a better sunset but all in all it still wasn't bad. You just don't get bad sunsets on Maui!

This is 11 shots taken vertically and then stitched together in Photoshop.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Taking a nap


I came across this turtle taking a nap one day while I was out snorkeling.

From the surface of the water I could see a small cave about 12 feet down so I took a deep breath and swam down to take a peek inside. I was surprised to find the honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) laying on the sandy bottom getting some rest. He was all the way to the back, apparently so some idiot tourist like myself wouldn't bother him.

I snapped a few photos and then headed back to the surface to get some air. I found a couple of small caves like this in the same area and they both had turtles resting in them. I will definitely be going back!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Ahhhhhh....


This really was a relaxing moment. 

All I had to do was sit back and enjoy my cocktail because my wife was taking the photos during this sunset. She has a new Nikon D750 and this trip to Hawai'i was her first chance to really get out and use it some.

Now I just have to see if I have the patience to teach her all of the bells and whistles!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Making a splash



I've had a chance to look through some photos again so you will be getting some more Hawai'i photos this week.

I'm always impressed by the whales and I tell every one that asks me about going to Hawai'i, especially Maui, you should go during the winter when the whales are there. For land lubbers like myself, it's a real treat!