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!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Feel the warmth...


Like a bucket of ice water in the face, any illusions of an early spring were quickly dispelled this morning when we woke to THIS... The winter that just won't quit. UGH! 😬

Friday, February 24, 2017

Scenes from Hardy Bay...

Some recent scenes from Hardy Bay.

Twin Peaks

Maybe I could have used that lens you found Paul to see to the top!

Hawai'i never stops amazing me. I'm ready to do some more exploring!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ok Ron you asked for it!

Not quite 3600 mm but pretty darn close, and for $179.95 and free shipping you can't go wrong!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Soaking in the sun!

We're starting to see the first signs of spring over here on the West Coast of Canada. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Up, up and away!

Another color photograph that came out B&W. Guess that's what happens when you shoot at really bright scenes...😎

Friday, February 17, 2017

From under the sea

Don't ask me, I don't know what kind of fish this is and I can't find my fish book!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Picnic spot

If I had thought ahead and brought some food this would have been a great place to have some lunch!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Look what I found :)

Always a nice treat to find flowers popping up, especially this time of year!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

My first model shoot

Cheryl and I were sitting on our lanai one morning drinking coffee and this lovely lady came out on to the grass and was trying to take her own photo with a point and shoot on a small tripod.

We watched her for a couple of minutes and my wife said I should go down to the beach and offer to take some shots for her, and I always do what my wife tells me! LOL

Her name is Pat, she is a body builder form Nevada and she was more than happy for me to take some photos with my "fancy" camera. I took about 100 shots and was able to get 6-8 good ones out of the bunch.  

The wind was blowing pretty good so it was hard to get shots without her hair blowing into her face or looking like a hurricane was coming.  I could have used a little fill flash but I hardly ever take my flash to Hawai'i and this was one of the years I didn't. These were taken early in the morning before the sun had gotten over the top of  the volcano so it was still a little dark.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Another sunset in Paradise

Yep, I can look at these every day!

It's been cloudy, dark and cold here ever since we got back and the longer it stays that way the less happy I am. 

It's amazing how much a little bit of sunshine can change your mood!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A sunset in paradise

I didn't shoot too many sunsets this trip, not as many as I wanted to, that's for sure.

I did get a few so you will get to see "cocktail hour" a few times.

That is the island of Lana'i in that background. This just never gets old for me!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

On the links

It seems like there are about a hundred golf courses on Maui. I know there isn't that many but you seem to see them just about every where you go.

I used to play golf back in my younger days, when I didn't mind wondering around in the trees looking for my ball. Now I just take photos of the golf courses. I think that is much easier!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Same view different days

I was transfering all the pictures off my cell phone to my computer and started noticing a number of pictures of the same view taken on different days over the space of a few months. (The last picture in this series is with my Nikon D7100 but of the same view so I threw it in as a bonus shot...) Makes for an interesting post if nothing else...


I was headed through a patch of rain forest for a beach below one day to photograph surfers and the sun was making some really strong light beams through the canopy.  Since I was headed for the water I only had one lens with me and it didn't let me get the whole scene in because I couldn't zoom or step back far enough from the light.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Just another day in Paradise

This is one of the few sunsets I photographed this trip. I didn't take as many as usual but it was nice to just relax and watch the sun go down on some days, having a drink with our friends on the lanai.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Just a little color

We went upcountry a few times this trip to get into more of the tropical forest area and I had a chance to photograph a few plants, including this Bird of Paradise.

I think there is a never ending supply of things to photograph in Hawai'i.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Hawai'i Tails

I know Paul, Ho-Hum, just some whale tails. You see them all of the time up your way but...

How often do you see them with a Hawaiian island in the background! LOL