Saturday, June 24, 2017

A re-shoot

When we were on Maui this last time I went back to re-shoot this shot because I thought I could do better. I used a fisheye lens this time and laid several shots in on top of each other to make it an HDR image.

It's about time for our big move. Our shipping container showed up yesterday and we should have it loaded and ready to go by next Wednesday. Our plan is to Leave on Thursday and spend a week driving to California where we will put our pick up on a boat and us and the dogs on a plane and head to paradise.

I'm hoping to be able to post some photos of our trip to California along the way but all I will have with me is the Nikon point and shoot. I left all of my other cameras and lenses in Hawai'i this last trip so they would be there when I got there. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Looking for Crackers

There's always a surprise along the road to Hana.  We came across these two sitting on a fence in the middle of nowhere while we were driving.

Monday, June 19, 2017

A Fence with Flare

I came across this fence in the little town of Pa'ia on the windward side of Maui our last trip.  I had to use the fisheye lens to get it all in the frame.

There are a few of these surfboard fences on Maui and I plan on finding them all. I might even attempt to actually surf one day or maybe just photograph surfers from the water, I'm not sure which would be safer.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Banff NP.

Not sure you have experience photographing in -20F before, and wind chill around -40F.  The scenery looks peaceful!  But, it's soooooo cold that your camera starting acting slowly, and the camera battery getting weak that the shutter won't open for you....

Monday, June 12, 2017

Taking a breath

I found a new little beach spot on Maui this last trip that I never knew about before. I will be returning there soon because of the turtles. We watched for about an hour while 15 turtles floated around in the surf eating off the reef. 

I didn't have my underwater gear with me or I would have been in the water. Next time I will be prepared!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Just Me!

I told my wife that if I die, displace the 1st. picture at my funeral.  I think that's a little weird, but what do you think?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A wave goodbye

We are headed back to the mainland today but just for four weeks. We'll have enough time to pack what we are bringing into a container, drive to California, get on a plane to return to paradise and begin a new chapter in our life.

Monday, June 5, 2017

A Painter at work

This is a local painter on Maui during a day at work. We ran into Carleton in Kihei while he was working on his latest painting and he graciously allowed us to take some photos.
This particular painting is now finished, framed and hanging in a gallery in Lahaina waiting for some lucky person to buy it. We were thinking about making that purchase ourselves but at $4600 it was just a little out of our price range!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

sunset sail

Just another one of those Hawaiian sunsets. They never get old!!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Hanging loose in Hawaii

I don't do well on boats that are on the ocean and I'm scared of heights so what do I let my wife talk me into? Parasailing!
I have to admit it was a good experience but I probably won't do it again. LOL
This is a shot of Maui from 400 feet above the ocean. Any more shots like this will come from a drone so I can stand safely on the ground!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Aloha form Maui!
We've been here almost two weeks and I'm just now getting around to taking some photos.
We have found a house, bought a car, got all of the ultilities and insurance in place and are ready to go. Now it's back to the mainland to finish packing and make the final move in 4 weeks.