Sunday, August 23, 2015

White Sand Beaches

It's not Hawai'i but I guess it will have to do!

I took this along the coast of Alabama last year near the Florida Alabama state line.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

home on the range

We came across this place while in Colorado last year. They definitely have a view!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Reaching for the Sky

This is a Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree. I posted a shot like this before but since my skills have improved a little over the years I am re-posting another version because it shows the tree as it truly is, very colorful! (and tall)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Daydreaming (again)

This was taken at the Jodo Mission Buddhist Temple in Lahaina on Maui. The temple is located on Pu'unoa Point at the end of Ala Moana Street.

You'll remember that, right?

Friday, August 14, 2015


It's a Prince in disguise!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Some Small Things with wings

I still haven't been able to leave my house long enough to take any photos but this last weekend I did sit out on the porch for a while watching the bird feeders.

The birds seemed to be watching me too!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Some small things...

Trumpet shaped lichen

Tiny ferns

and a hungry slug

An interesting side note, all three of these pictures were taken within just a few inches of each other on top of a large rock. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Not even a week later another Oops! This time in the entrance to Stephen's Bay about 10 miles from the last boat on the rocks picture I posted. Hopefully the only damage is a bit of hurt pride...

A Splash of Color

Just a hibiscus from the front yard. The flower has me daydreaming again so there may be a few Hawai'i photos showing up soon.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Butterfly on Thistle

I managed to get a few nice shots of this beautiful Butterfly before it flew away and out of sight. In hindsight I might have used a smaller aperture setting so more of the Butterfly's wings were in focus, oh well, there's always next time!

Turtle Tuesday

I'm still learning all that can be done with the little GoPro cameras. They have their own studio software for editing videos you take with the GoPro and that software (like many others) lets you take a frame from your video and turn it into a photo.

It doesn't make a super sharp photo and you won't be blowing the image up to a 2 foot by 3 foot print, unless you like lots of pixelation, but it doesn't do a bad job for an electronic photo or making a smaller print.

The GoPro cameras do the job they are intended for very well and do a pretty good job in several other aspects of photography. If  you are action minded you should have one. If you just like "toys" like me then you should definitely have one.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Breaking the rules...

Normally the last thing you want to see in a sunset picture is wires. But in this picture it just seemed to work somehow.

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Only missed the very well marked channel by a couple hundred feet or so... Might be a good time for the captain to brush up on his chart reading skills while the boat is in for repairs!