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Monday, October 29, 2012

12-10-29 EOH Diamond Head Beach Sunset

The EOH photo club held it's monthly full moonrise photo shoot this evening at Diamond Head Beach Park.  The weather cooperated for the sunset portion but there were too many clouds over the Koolaus and we were unable to get any kind of full moon shots.

Before leaving for the photo shoot I killed time by taking pictures in my back yard again.


These Daisy's all began with one plant many years ago and now we have them blooming all year.


These are the seed pods of green onions or "negi" as they are known in Japanese.



As the sun began setting the glow was beautiful.


I found this log down the beach and thought it would make great foreground.


The light was just beautiful.


Love this log.


Another view looking back towards the houses and lower road.


I had to try this as a b&w there was just so much texture and the contrast between the homes and nature stood out.


These two young ladies were so sweet, I asked if I could take some pictures of them and they replied by asking me how I wanted them to posse.  :-)


He spent the entire time, I was there, on the phone. 



My long exposure for the evening.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

12-10-28 OPMUG EOH Kaneohe Bay Sunset Moonrise

A combined group from OPMUG and EOH went to Kaneohe Bay this evening to take pictures of the sunset and moonrise.   From mid afternoon the skies began to threaten rain, but I took a chance and went despite my misgivings.  When I arrived the weather cleared up and it looked like the shoot would work out well the horizon was clearing and there was blue sky overhead although the mountains continues to threaten rain.  In the end the rain and clouds won, but here's what I got any way.



When I arrived I ran into a diver coming out of the water, here's his catch.


Looking back towards Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station.


Our intrepid group.


Waiting for the moonrise.


At least we got to know one another better.


 Another part of our group.


"After many days on the leaky life raft, the cast away finally spotted land."


The Sargasso Seas...


All lined up and nowhere to go.  :-(


"MOVE IT!"


We got a little color.


Old man and the sea?

12-10-27 OPMUG Hallowbaloo Music + Arts Festival

Pretty exciting evening last night.  OPMUG went to the downtown block party known as Hallowbaloo Music + Arts Festival.  As usual it was crowded and the participants were eager to have their pictures taken in costume.

I ran into a problem that I didn't notice till the end of the evening when I went home and brought up the images on my desktop...focus, or rather lack thereof.  Nearly all my shots were slightly blurred indicating camera shake on my part.  So the few images I managed to save needed a lot of work to make them presentable









 

12-10-27 My Back Yard

I was fooling around in my back yard with my older camera.  It's an Olympus E500 combined with the kit 40 - 150mm lens.  I'm pleased with what I got.


















12-10-27 OPMUG Pu'u O aka Kaimuki Mini Park Sunrise

Got up early this morning for a sunrise at Pu'u O aka Kaimuki Mini Park with OPMUG.  I wasn't sure what it was going to be like because of the rains last evening.




Just pokin' it's head out.



The haze made for a beautiful orange sunrise.



I'm really liking b&w pictures.



A little shadow play.



Wilhelmina Rise




Morning Glory


 It's amazing how many people are atop Diamond Head so early in the morning.

Friday, October 26, 2012

"RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms"

This particular YouTube video has been around for awhile (Originally uploaded October 14, 2010) but it strikes a chord with me.  We do need to rethink how we educate our children and in my humble opinion Sir Ken Robinson has struck a nerve. 

"This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award."

For more information on Sir Ken's work visit:


http://sirkenrobinson.com/skr/

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

12-10-25 IWSSB Barbers Point Deep Draft Harbor Sunset

Brandon, Chris and I went to the Barbers Point Deep Draft Harbor this evening to get some pictures of the "Black Pearl" from the Pirates of the Caribbean series.  I got there early and noticed the ship was not longer dry docked but back in the water in the harbor.  A security guard informed me that I could not take pictures of the ship in once it was in the harbors waters.

So I moved my car to the parking area for the small boat launch area and worked my way around the launch area to the ocean side.  I saw Brandon shooting from a point further down the beach but I choose to shoot nearest the harbor entrance.  Chris joined us and we shot till it got too dark.

No much of a sunset tonight.



Camera
E-500
Focal Length
41mm
Aperture
f/5.3
Exposure
1/1.6666666666666667s
ISO
100



This right at the entrance to the harbor.


Camera
E-500
Focal Length
26mm
Aperture
f/4.2
Exposure
1/80s
ISO
100



Had to really push this image to get any color out of it.

Camera
E-500
Focal Length
26mm
Aperture
f/4.2
Exposure
1/320s
ISO
100


 Looking across the harbor entrance up the leeward coastline.


Camera
E-500
Focal Length
45mm
Aperture
f/5.6
Exposure
1/80s
ISO
100



It was so overcast this was our sunset.

Camera
E-500
Focal Length
17mm
Aperture
f/9
Exposure
1/1.25s
ISO
100


Couldn't quite capture what I saw in terms of the flowing water.

Camera
E-500
Focal Length
17mm
Aperture
f/9
Exposure
8s
ISO
100


 This is what happens when you make an image into b&w by removing the saturation and vibrancy then use one Topaz Adjust Portrait Drama :-(, live & learn.


Camera
E-500
Focal Length
17mm
Aperture
f/10
Exposure
10s
ISO
100



Just after the sunset.

Camera
E-500
Focal Length
17mm
Aperture
f/10
Exposure
10s
ISO
100


 Actually I think I like the b&w better on this.


Camera
E-500
Focal Length
17mm
Aperture
f/9
Exposure
15s
ISO
100



Looking back towards the lighthouse (actually you can't see it).