Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Well it's official in a couple more hours, not a drop of rain will have fallen in the month of July up here in this rain forest we call home! Many days in the high 70's / low 80's and up to 92 late this afternoon. Not to mention that there isn't any rain in the forecast for the foreseeable future.
You have no idea how happy we all are about this global warming / climate change thing, finally we are getting nice warm dry weather like everyone else!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
No dinosaur in the world compares to SUE—the largest, most complete, and best
preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. In May 2000, the unveiling of her
67-million-year-old skeleton at The Field Museum made global headlines. Since
then, more than 16 million visitors have marveled over Chicago’s prehistoric giant.
I'm wondering if my wife going to let me have the 800mm lens, if I get her something like this?
Posted by Quynh Le at 6:25 PM
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Man, it's tough pleasing two women at the same time, especially at my age! LOL
OK, so how do I post photos from Hawaii for Val and keep Tex interested too? I use photos from paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) country.
This first shot was taken along the Piilani Highway, pronouned hi- way, yea, yea, I was just seeing if you were paying attention. It's pronounced pee-ee-la-nee highway and this was taken on the Kaupo Ranch near Lapehu Point on the south side of Maui.
This was taken in upcountry on Maui near the Tedeschi Vineyards on Kula Highway. I'm told their wine is very good. Unfortunately I can't tell you from first hand knowledge because I'm more of a cold beer kind of guy.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Three Boards Long
Stretch the Grackle has become a frequent and regular visitor to the backyard fence. Measuring almost three boards (6" boards) long, other than an occasional and rare visit by a hawk, Stretch is by far the largest bird that comes by.
Keel shaped tail and metallic black feathers, the rascal has taken up eating cedar!
Stretch seems as curious about the fence as I am about his antics!
Thursday, July 25, 2013
A picture from a few days ago of one of the local Coast Guard's high speed response vessels.
Haven't had time to get out and take any pictures this past week as I've been taking advantage of our nice sunny weather and getting the above water portion of the landing craft all scraped, sanded and painted. Tomorrow the boat gets hauled out of the water and I get to scrape and paint the under water part. Big job! Did I mention how much I love my boat lately? (Not!) Ha ha!
I'm an adventerous kind of guy, right? LOL
And if you're going surfing you have to have the right mode of transportation!
If you ever find yourself on Maui and are in need of beach clothes, good shave ice or the tourist type souvenirs, this is the place to go. The owners are super nice folks and their prices are great.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Before I headed into town to watch the display I went on the internet to get a couple of pointers for capturing firework pictures. Sure enough all the sites said you have to use a tripod... Anyway long story short, Shutter 8 to 30 seconds, aperture f/8 to f/16, ISO 100, manual focus at infinity and use a remote control.
And this last picture is for Ron