Thursday, September 21, 2017

Stressful commute!


Between the Geese and Deer blocking the road this morning it took forever to get to work, nearly 5 minutes... Don't know how much longer I can handle these stressful commutes!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sunset wave


I was out Sunday afternoon looking for photo opportunities when I saw some waves breaking really nicely along one of the beaches. This made me pull over and my wife and I spent an hour sitting on the beach photographing waves. 

This shot was taken about five minutes before the sun went down behind the clouds and the island of Lana'i.  The hardest thing about getting this shot was trying to get it without any surfers in the photo. We weren't the only ones that noticed the waves. Within about 30 minutes of us stopping we had about 15 surfers show up and head out into the water.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hana


This is a little church I found while in Hana last time. It's in the actual town and just a few blocks away from the beach.

I don't know any of the history of the church but it seemed to be fairly old, probably from the early 1900's

Friday, September 15, 2017

Split decision


A true "local" of the islands.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Add to wish list...


Woodstove........................................... check
Woodshed............................................ check
Pickup truck......................................... check
Chainsaw.............................................. check
Wood splitter........................................ check
Good bush dog..................................... check

Excavator with log grapple................... add to wish list!


This a picture of some log salvage work taking place near to where I live, the fellow doing the log salvage is using an excavator with a log grapple to bring the wood out of the bush and up to the side of the logging road. This machine can move an amazing amount of wood in a short period of time, very impressive to watch!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Dragger...


Dragging for Hake in Hardy Bay. (Grainy crop of a much larger picture...)


"Dragging" is a method of fishing for bottom fish by dragging a large open mouthed net across the ocean floor. "Hake" are the target species of fish these days.

Image result for Hake fish


(Hake picture plagiarized off the internet)   







Now Paul....


... you should know better than to give me ideas!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Watch that turn...


...or you might wind up in a black hole!

Just another milky way shot. I had stopped to shoot the night lights of the city below when I saw the milky way behind this sign. I'm not sure why but it just looked different so I took a few photos.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Another Haleakala Milky Way shot


The Milky Way is slowly moving across the sky here. I think by the end of October I won't be able to see it again until next spring. I've got a few more photo ideas for the milky way once it moves farther across the sky so you'll be seeing a couple of more of these types of shots before it's gone for the winter.

This was taken at the summit of Haleakala, 10,023 feet at the top. The building you see with the elevation sign is an enclosed observation room so that the visitors can get in out of the blowing wind. It has plexi-glass windows all around so you can still see out but they aren't any good for taking photos through.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Viktoria Viking


This is the latest and I think largest fish farm vessel to be working out of the Port Hardy area.

The Viktoria Viking is 187 feet long and almost 40 feet wide!

From the depths of Molokini


I took these underwater shots on a drift dive at the Molokini Crater. It is a dormant volcano that is off the shore of Maui. This is looking up at the back wall of the volcano from 60+ feet down. I love how the sun rays are broken up by the water and I can't help but always want to take a picture.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Seal of approval...


As long as we're posting old pictures from our Hawaiian vacations... Found this local sleeping on the beach at Waikiki a few years ago. 

Hawaiian Waterfall

 
This was on the road to Hana from the last time I was on Maui.
Same waterfall just from different angles. 

Nighttime on the island


The title pretty much says it all.

This is a shot from the volcano looking towards Kihei and McGregor Point on Maui. You can see the island of Lana'i in the background lit up by the full moon.  

The large mass of lights on the left is part of Kahului, the big city here on the island.