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pzarquon
July 15th, 2007, 07:13 PM
Today we had a small gathering of Flickr photographers on the North Shore. We met up at Ke Iki Beach, a hidden gem just past Waimea Bay. It was overcast, drizzling now and then, and at midday what light we got was stark and harsh.

But, of all the photos I took, one stood out immediately. Scanning the "contact sheet" in Adobe Bridge, it was as if my camera, for one moment, decided to rescue me from my amateurish fumbling and grab just the right balance of color, contrast, and focus. It truly did stand out, even from across the room.

So, I can't resist sharing my completely accidental photo of the day... my daughter Katie and her new friend Ben, sizing up the churning surf:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1046/825592428_79b7f935f4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaii/825592428/)

blueyecicle
July 15th, 2007, 07:41 PM
That is just the most beautiful picture I have seen all week!!! WOW, thanks for sharing, it is great!

Menehune Man
July 16th, 2007, 12:00 AM
Here's a photo of my daughter Jasmine, who lives in Adelaide South Australia.
I took it off her "MySpace". She grown into a lovely young woman! :)

Leo Lakio
July 16th, 2007, 05:59 AM
Here's a photo of my daughter Jasmine, who lives in Adelaide South Australia.
I took it off her "MySpace". She grown into a lovely young woman! :)
Very nice, MM. It's often a joy to see how our children turn out as adults (I say "often," because...well, you other parents of grown children know...)
What took her to Adelaide? That's a beautiful city - very old in style, if not in age. Cleland Conservation Park (nearby) was astounding.

TATTRAT
July 17th, 2007, 03:09 PM
ok, so here is my Bee on a flower shot

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/TATTRAT/July17002.jpg

and here is another flying friend

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/TATTRAT/July17012.jpg

and I just thougt this was an awesome flower. Plants amaze me. To think there one purpose is to be attractive to attract insects, to cross pollinate and reproduce. How nature evolved is amazing to me.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/TATTRAT/July17018.jpg

mel
July 17th, 2007, 10:23 PM
The bee shot is awesome and so is the dragonfly. I've taken my share of flower photos: BuzzNet Flowers (http://macpro-flowers.buzznet.com/user/photos/) and Flickr Flower (http://www.flickr.com/photos/macprohawaii/sets/7880/) shots.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1021/688482142_427c6d675a_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/710152_d217fd9ecb.jpg

TATTRAT
July 18th, 2007, 06:41 AM
Those are awesome, Mel. What is that first flower, it looks almost alien,lol.

craigwatanabe
July 18th, 2007, 11:20 AM
Those are awesome, Mel. What is that first flower, it looks almost alien,lol.

Protea flower

Leo Lakio
July 18th, 2007, 11:41 AM
Protea flowerHmmm...I thought lehua. But the AF is the flower expert in this household, not I.

craigwatanabe
July 18th, 2007, 11:49 AM
Hmmm...I thought lehua. But the AF is the flower expert in this household, not I.

My bad you're right...the leaves are definately Ohia.

TATTRAT
July 18th, 2007, 03:08 PM
very cool looking plant!

mel
July 18th, 2007, 04:46 PM
The red flower is the Lehua which grows on the Ohia Tree. I shot it at Volcanoes National Park 2 years ago.

More info (http://www.konanaturals.com/hawaii_flowers_gallery_ohia_lehua_blossoms.html)

Scientific info (http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/carr/metrosideros.htm)

blueyecicle
July 18th, 2007, 04:50 PM
Thanks for sharing your pic sites too mel.

Menehune Man
July 18th, 2007, 11:02 PM
Very nice, MM. It's often a joy to see how our children turn out as adults (I say "often," because...well, you other parents of grown children know...)
What took her to Adelaide? That's a beautiful city - very old in style, if not in age. Cleland Conservation Park (nearby) was astounding.

Her mother moved to Australia with her when Jasmine was 6. Jazz bounced back and forth living with each of us for periods of time. Now she is working on a Master's degree in psychology (Probably because her Mom and I drove her crazy :rolleyes: ) so she's trying to figure it all out. Really though, she has turned out to be a wonderful person and I'm very proud of her in many ways.

escondido100
July 21st, 2007, 08:43 PM
stumbled upon this thread....thought i'd add to it...
heres a pic from last decembers trip to china....it was cold... a challenge for somone from hawaii to get warm enough clothes.

Mokihana
July 22nd, 2007, 07:42 AM
I used to be able to post pics from photobucket w/o any pilikia at all. But now suddenly it's not working. I'm trying to use the URL link there, which is what I've always used. Then I click on that "insert image" yellow da kine up above, paste in the URL, but nomo da photo. Can someone gimme kokua with this? Mahalo!

TATTRAT
July 22nd, 2007, 12:47 PM
I used to be able to post pics from photobucket w/o any pilikia at all. But now suddenly it's not working. I'm trying to use the URL link there, which is what I've always used. Then I click on that "insert image" yellow da kine up above, paste in the URL, but nomo da photo. Can someone gimme kokua with this? Mahalo!


Copy image [IMG] tags, and paste into the reply field.

TATTRAT
July 22nd, 2007, 04:51 PM
Here are a couple I took last night, enjoying the sunset on the Bay.
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/TATTRAT/BULK059.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/TATTRAT/BULK052.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/TATTRAT/BULK092.jpg

1stwahine
July 22nd, 2007, 09:15 PM
Spent an afternoon at a friend's hale in the beautiful Pali area. Her back yard is a mountain of beautiful tropical flowers, bamboos, moss rocks, etc. I'll post more pics on my Blog tomorrow.;)

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/Pali007.jpg

Auntie Lynn

Pomai
July 22nd, 2007, 11:14 PM
Spent an afternoon at a friend's hale in the beautiful Pali area. Her back yard is a mountain of beautiful tropical flowers, bamboos, moss rocks, etc. I'll post more pics on my Blog tomorrow.;)[/IMG]

Auntie LynnYou and this surroundings look absolutely beautiful! Love this photo! :)

Pomai
July 25th, 2007, 10:14 PM
No need to ask what color fin tuna (Ahi) this is...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1403/902521559_708e248d70_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=902521559&size=o)
...let alone what to do with it once it's cut up and ready for service!

Brendan, you're beginning to look "Happily Married". :D

pzarquon
July 26th, 2007, 07:59 PM
There's now a towering bronze statue of Elvis Presley on the grounds of the Neal Blaisdell Center, site of The King's 1973 "Aloha from Hawaii" concert, which was broadcast live via satellite to over a billion people in over 30 countries.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1272/910947425_9c693bd75e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaii/sets/72157601030925409/)

Click Elvis above to see about a dozen other shots of this odd monument.

scrivener
July 26th, 2007, 08:27 PM
Holy crap, that dragonfly photo is terrific. I teach a photography class to high-schoolers, and they just LOVE close-ups for some reason. I'm trying to move them in the direction of good nature photography and definitely plan to show your dragonfly to them.

We once spent twenty minutes in front of some flowers near the airport, trying to grab a good honeybee shot with our point-and-clicks. It was frustrating, but really fun.

AbsolutChaos
July 27th, 2007, 02:14 PM
Just a coupla different kinds of pics...a bike pulled out of the Ala Wai Canal:

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g143/AbsolutChaos808/outdoors/BikePulledOutOfAlaWai.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g143/AbsolutChaos808/outdoors/BikePulledOutofAlaWaiII.jpg

blueyecicle
July 27th, 2007, 03:57 PM
Well isn't that interesting!!! TFS! Abs..;)

tutusue
July 27th, 2007, 04:20 PM
Just a coupla different kinds of pics...a bike pulled out of the Ala Wai Canal:[...]
Shoulda grabbed it and listed it on eBay. Probably coulda fetched a hundred bucks or so! :D

Pomai
July 27th, 2007, 04:47 PM
Shoulda grabbed it and listed it on eBay. Probably coulda fetched a hundred bucks or so! :DYou're on to somethin' here. Who knows, it may end up fetching tens of thousands of dollar$ like that Virgin Mary toast!

I can just see the listing now....

One-of-a-Kind Bio Waste Ala Wai Canal Mountain Bike

Then when the news gets out about the outrageous closing bid price, there will be a bunch of people coming outta' the woods trying to claim that was THEIR bike.

Thanks for capturing that shot AC. Neat!

tutusue
July 27th, 2007, 04:58 PM
[...]One-of-a-Kind Bio Waste Ala Wai Canal Mountain Bike

Then when the news gets out about the outrageous closing bid price, there will be a bunch of people coming outta' the woods trying to claim that was THEIR bike.[...]
It'd probably make the eBay segment on Leno's show! :D It doesn't even have to sell to do that!!!

Pomai
July 27th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Took these a few weeks ago...

http://www.96seven44.com/images/lillypad_7.27.07.jpg
From da' hum dum bowl

http://www.96seven44.com/images/dukes_leis.jpg
Duke's Waikiki (entrance) lei vendor offerings: Kukui Nut, Orchid Pedals, Plumeria and Orchid/Tuberose

AbsolutChaos
July 27th, 2007, 09:07 PM
Just a coupla different kinds of pics...a bike pulled out of the Ala Wai Canal:



Well isn't that interesting!!! TFS! Abs..;)


Shoulda grabbed it and listed it on eBay. Probably coulda fetched a hundred bucks or so! :D


You're on to somethin' here. Who knows, it may end up fetching tens of thousands of dollar$ like that Virgin Mary toast!

I can just see the listing now....

One-of-a-Kind Bio Waste Ala Wai Canal Mountain Bike

Then when the news gets out about the outrageous closing bid price, there will be a bunch of people coming outta' the woods trying to claim that was THEIR bike.

Thanks for capturing that shot AC. Neat!


It'd probably make the eBay segment on Leno's show! :D It doesn't even have to sell to do that!!!


Thanks, guys! :-) I ain't no photographer, that's for sure, but that bike would make anybody look twice.

Listing it on eBay would have been hilarious, but I'd hate to have to touch that thing and then find a place to store it until the winning bidder came to claim it...ick!

DKP
August 6th, 2007, 11:29 PM
Sister w/her daughter and the father in the mirror :cool:

937

My mom w/her grandaughter. K.O.

938

TATTRAT
August 7th, 2007, 04:15 PM
Here are some I took at the National Zoo today:

these lil guys were no bigger then my thumbnail. My tripod has craped out on me hence the little blur, but I love this little frog, so cool.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/TATTRAT/Afterawhile.ZOO098-1.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/TATTRAT/Afterawhile.ZOO104.jpg

and cover your eyes if you are under 18, it is butterfly mating!

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/TATTRAT/Afterawhile.ZOO124.jpg

lol

TATTRAT
August 7th, 2007, 04:18 PM
And here are a few more:

I love me some dragonflies. To think they are only around for a short 24hour lifespan. I would think the place would be littered with them.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/TATTRAT/Afterawhile.ZOO041.jpg

here are a couple of lil frogs again

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/TATTRAT/Afterawhile.ZOO101-1.jpg

and here is one sleepy Panda.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e382/TATTRAT/Afterawhile.ZOO086.jpg

christa
August 8th, 2007, 11:11 AM
i don't know why i love this shot so much, but this is from last week. the models were waiting to go on for a fashion show at next door. i love the colors and business and them just sitting around.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/cwittmier/aug07/wk1/2b7.jpg

and the cherry blossom burlesque birthday party. i love this one because i wasn't using a flash and it actually came out clear. happens like once every 200 shots. haha.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/cwittmier/aug07/wk2/2g4.jpg

another one that i don't really know why i love so much i just do.... my friend with an unplanned color twin. the jello shot!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/cwittmier/aug07/wk2/7a1.jpg

scrivener
August 8th, 2007, 11:28 AM
I almost never read this thread, but when I see Christa's name in it, I always look.

christa
August 8th, 2007, 11:51 AM
AW! that is really good to hear.

here's one more just for you from the cabaret birthday. totally not clear but i still love it a lot for some reason:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/cwittmier/aug07/wk2/2g2.jpg
[these of course are all recycled from my blog ;)]

DKP
August 8th, 2007, 10:26 PM
Christa...umm...can you please post even more shots of your hot friends? :D

Pomai
August 12th, 2007, 10:20 AM
Christa...umm...can you please post even more shots of your hot friends?See her sig'. They're all there. Yet not one shot of her. Darned it. Or is there?

LikaNui, I spotted this SWEEEEEEEEET bike parked along Kalakaua ave. yesterday evening...


http://www.96seven44.com/images/waikiki_chopper_8.12.07.jpg

http://www.96seven44.com/images/waikiki_chopper_8.12.07_2.jpg

http://www.96seven44.com/images/waikiki_chopper_8.12.07_3.jpg

1stwahine
August 12th, 2007, 10:38 AM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/KianaAntonio015.jpg
Kainoa:)

tutusue
August 12th, 2007, 11:18 AM
See her sig'. They're all there. Yet not one shot of her. Darned it. Or is there?[...]
Yes there is...well, you have to click on the Artspree link!!! Sometimes she's sticking her tongue out! :D

Christa, say hi to Ah Foon for me!

LikaNui
August 12th, 2007, 07:12 PM
LikaNui, I spotted this SWEEEEEEEEET bike parked along Kalakaua ave. yesterday evening...

http://www.96seven44.com/images/waikiki_chopper_8.12.07_3.jpg Yeah, that's mine. Did I forget to tell you I had it painted? :rolleyes:
Seriously, gorgeous bike. Extreme rake. That buggah's gotta be a beetch to steer! :eek:
Thanks for the pix...

TATTRAT
August 12th, 2007, 07:32 PM
See her sig'. They're all there. Yet not one shot of her. Darned it. Or is there?

LikaNui, I spotted this SWEEEEEEEEET bike parked along Kalakaua ave. yesterday evening...




http://www.96seven44.com/images/waikiki_chopper_8.12.07_2.jpg

http://www.96seven44.com/images/waikiki_chopper_8.12.07_3.jpg


drool...

great shots of an AWESOME machine.

Pomai
August 12th, 2007, 09:04 PM
Seriously, gorgeous bike. Extreme rake. That buggah's gotta be a beetch to steer! :eek: Extreme rake is the word. Not to mention that STEAM ROLLER of a back tire doesn't have any suspension!

Driving that is probably how some women feel wearing high heels: look pretty, at the sacrifice of PAIN!

I drove a Harley Softtail once, not long after having owned an FZR1000, and let me say, going from a sportbike's steep rake to a chopper's long-@ss rake and high center of gravity is pretty hairy-scary; especially at parking lot speed.

But yeah, the job whoever did on this bike I photographed was first class. The paint was thick like a gem. Magazine-worthy. The owner sounded like an Aussie. Nice guy.

AbsolutChaos
August 21st, 2007, 11:08 AM
From my impromptu roadtrip to Waianae/Makaha this month...just loved how the sky was that day...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g143/AbsolutChaos808/outdoors/IMG_0501.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g143/AbsolutChaos808/outdoors/IMG_0502.jpg

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g143/AbsolutChaos808/outdoors/IMG_0504.jpg

christa
August 23rd, 2007, 02:37 PM
from past week.

by request (reluctantly)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/cwittmier/aug07/wk4/1a2.jpg

very cool show
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/cwittmier/aug07/wk4/1d3.jpg


there's a posting limit per entry but i made the entire update (http://www.supercw.com/23aug07.html) so if you feel like it, can see.

:)

1stwahine
August 23rd, 2007, 02:46 PM
I always love your pictures Christa! And usually, I don't like seeing "Eye Candy" of young women. :p However, the way you take um ~ AWESOME!;)

Such as the one above.

Beautiful, Bold and Ohhhhh....so YOUNG!:D

Auntie Lynn

christa
August 23rd, 2007, 02:53 PM
i wouldn't have if i wasn't directly requested to.... hee!

OH! i forgot to post this one last week (http://www.supercw.com/20aug07.html). my favorite shots from gym class heroes concert:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/cwittmier/aug07/gch/1e9.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/cwittmier/aug07/gch/1f8.jpg



but i dunno. something about the females i meet here. i just love them. they are so young and pretty and vibrant!

LikaNui
August 26th, 2007, 04:35 PM
This belongs in The Best Part Of Today thread, I suppose, but since there are photos... the best part of today was spending some time out at the sandbar in Kaneohe Bay. The photos were taken while the boat was moving, but. Click on the thumbnails anyway. :)

TATTRAT
August 27th, 2007, 04:55 AM
DC from the air

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/FLight1011.jpg

A shot flying into Boston

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/FLight1031.jpg

...they are more hazey then I had anticipated...

islandguy
August 27th, 2007, 05:00 AM
Guess where?

Hint, BIG SURF in da winter!

mel
August 27th, 2007, 06:17 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1060/1241378299_13456e6747_o.jpg
While waiting for the Superferry to pass by Kakaako Waterfront Park early yesterday morning, I shot this pic of a mynah bird that landed on the head of the sculpture at the Ewa end of the park. Kind of grainy as I shot it at either 400 or 800 ISO. Canon Digital Rebel 300D.

Pomai
August 27th, 2007, 09:07 AM
While waiting for the Superferry to pass by Kakaako Waterfront Park early yesterday morning, I shot this pic of a mynah bird that landed on the head of the sculpture at the Ewa end of the park. Kind of grainy as I shot it at either 400 or 800 ISO. Canon Digital Rebel 300D.I hope that bird had an Environmental Impact Statement submitted in order to stand there. lol

Did you see the new Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07082009canoneos1dsmarkiii.asp)? 21 flash card-crunchin' megapixels! and... and.. DUAL Digic III processors. Whoah!!! If I were snapping a shot of something with my meager PowerShot model, and "Photo Pro" pulls up next to me with that bad boy, I'd be just... just... just jealous. :D

Remember Braddah Sam Langi from OC-16's "Local Kine Grindz" TV show? Here's Braddah Sam, playing yesterday with his band, Vaihi (http://www.vaihi.net) at Duke's Outrigger Waikiki...

http://www.96seven44.com/images/vaihi_braddah_sam_8.26.07.jpg

He's a big man, with a big heart. You really feel his good vibe in his presence. Chicken skin 'kine. As big as he is, he gets his dance groove on!

Vaihi (http://www.vaihi.net) jammin' yesterday at Duke's...

http://www.96seven44.com/images/vaihi_dukes_8.26.07.jpg

LikaNui
August 27th, 2007, 10:03 AM
Did you see the new Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (http://www.dpreview.com/news/0708/07082009canoneos1dsmarkiii.asp)? 21 flash card-crunchin' megapixels! Oh... my... Gawd!!! I went to that link and noticed that the list price is (gulp) $7,999 (faint). And that's "body only" so presumably a lens is extra. :eek:


Remember Braddah Sam Langi from OC-16's "Local Kine Grindz" TV show? (...) He's a big man, with a big heart. You really feel his good vibe in his presence. Having spent quite a bit of time with Sam, I'll not only confirm your opinion of him but will state that he's simply one of the nicest human beings I've ever had the pleasure to meet.
And Vaihi is a damned good group, too!
:)

1stwahine
August 27th, 2007, 02:09 PM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM2619-1.jpg
Took these Love Birds at The Paniolo Beachside Grill!:D

Auntie Lynn

sinjin
August 29th, 2007, 05:18 AM
Recent of my daughter Falon. Just bragging.;)

mel
August 29th, 2007, 05:38 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1343/1230086260_dc62eedfde.jpg
Sunset at Ala Moana Beach park, Magic Island.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1057/1239033994_562b12bdc1.jpg
Night time traffic in Waikiki.

Kalei99
August 29th, 2007, 06:06 AM
I never get tired of looking at your photographs, Mel. Absolutely beautiful!

scrivener
August 29th, 2007, 06:39 AM
Recent of my daughter Falon. Just bragging.;)
Does she know it's dad's birthday today? :) Happy birthday, Sinjin!

sinjin
August 29th, 2007, 06:49 AM
Does she know it's dad's birthday today? :) Happy birthday, Sinjin!No, doesn't get the concept as yet. Thanks, you're a gentleman and a scholar.

LikaNui
August 29th, 2007, 07:14 AM
Recent of my daughter Falon. Just bragging.;) As well you should! What a cutie!
:)

Hau`oli la hanau to ya...

Leo Lakio
August 29th, 2007, 07:17 AM
Recent of my daughter Falon. Just bragging.;)Sinjin, as they say in the upper midwest --- "oh, fer cute!"

And mel? Stunning, as always.

TATTRAT
August 29th, 2007, 07:30 AM
Here is a pic of Chatsworth House, just outside of Matlock
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/Sheffield-Chesterfield134.jpg

The village of Matlock, from the Heights of Abraham
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/Sheffield-Chesterfield102.jpg

St.Marys Cathedral, Sheffield.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/Sheffield-Chesterfield030-1.jpg

mel
August 30th, 2007, 10:19 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1133/1274873738_6614b1fbd7.jpg
Privately issued alternate currency unveiled yesterday, the "Hawaii Dala (http://www.flickr.com/photos/macprohawaii/sets/72157601764628379/)". I attended the first day issue press conference.

Kalei99
September 17th, 2007, 04:17 AM
Here are some pictures of Heber City, UT... a small town that I live in. Nothing like Hawaii, but still beautiful in it's own, sweet way.....

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e256/kalei99/August2007048.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e256/kalei99/DSC_0026.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e256/kalei99/DSC_0069.jpg

mel
September 17th, 2007, 06:14 AM
Very nice photos Kalei. The sunflower brightens anyone's day and the hot air balloon is something we don't see in Hawaii.

Kalei99
September 17th, 2007, 07:14 AM
Very nice photos Kalei. The sunflower brightens anyone's day and the hot air balloon is something we don't see in Hawaii.

Mahalo, Mel!
Your wonderful compliments brighten my day! :D

Surfingfarmboy
September 17th, 2007, 10:32 AM
Surfingfarmboy, Windward O'ahu, December '06.

1stwahine
September 17th, 2007, 08:48 PM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM2829.jpg
Black Sand Beach

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM2862.jpg
Akaka Falls!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM2868.jpg
Laupahoehoe Point

Auntie Lynn

mel
September 17th, 2007, 10:59 PM
Reading your Twitter posts sounds like you were on a very quick, and long whirlwind tour of the Big Island. Nice photos too.

scrivener
September 17th, 2007, 11:05 PM
Lynn, I gotta say you're looking really good lately. Must be all that pure living.

mel
September 17th, 2007, 11:08 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1345/1400386431_72535ed002.jpg

Aunty Genoa Keawe sings a 12 minute version of "Alika" at a free Ala Moana Centerstage concert this past Saturday night, September 15.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1105/1401277778_4c1daec51b.jpg

Aunty Genoa's grand daughter....

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1200/1401276290_31fe277b3e.jpg

Taken at Ala Moana Center 9-15-07. Canon 300D 70-300mm zoom.
More photos at this link: Mel's Aloha Festivals set (http://www.flickr.com/photos/macprohawaii/sets/72157602037046902/)

GeckoGeek
September 17th, 2007, 11:37 PM
Nice shots Mel. The guitar player standing to the audience right is Aunty's son, Eric. Nice to see her performing, but the the fact she's sitting makes me think there aren't many years left.

mel
September 17th, 2007, 11:43 PM
Nice shots Mel. The guitar player standing to the audience right is Aunty's son, Eric. Nice to see her performing, but the the fact she's sitting makes me think there aren't many years left.

Yep, Eric is one of her younger sons; the last time I met him he was in the insurance business, maybe still is as his day job. Don't know now, it's been years. The young lady with the 6 string uke is Eric's daughter, whose name escapes me now.

Lei K
September 17th, 2007, 11:47 PM
Mel, great pics as always!

Lynn, you GLOW!

A nice shot of you Surfingfarmboy.

Gorgeous pictures of Utah, Kalei.

Geez. Now I feel bad posting a picture of me with nothing in the background, no beautiful scenery. :o Anyway, it's been a bit since I've posted a picture here. This one was taken last night.

1stwahine
September 18th, 2007, 03:17 AM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM2789.jpg
The two gentlemen in the photo above made my trip complete. We talked, laughed and looked at pictures one afternoon in Hilo. We ate some onolicious BBQ Craig made.

Mahalo Craig Watanabe and Ocean Pacific!

Auntie Lynn aka Auntie Pupule

P.S. Lei, you're BEAUTIFUL!

Mel, Twittering was FuN on my trip.

Scriv, you are right. I am living healthy. No smokes 17 days!:D

Kalei99
September 18th, 2007, 12:13 PM
Looks (and sounds) like you had a great time, Auntie Lyn! Beautiful pics, too.
Mel, as always, your photos are outstanding. The colors are phenominal.
Hey, LeiKaina! Long time no see! Beautiful, as always!

1stwahine
September 19th, 2007, 11:38 AM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM2839.jpg
Taken at the Kilauea Observatory.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM2842.jpg
Dis picture was taken at the Kilauea Lookout located across the observatory.
That's two NeNe Birds walking around.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM2837.jpg
Many Steam Holes. Can make fast Steam Kumu! heheheh

Auntie Lynn

Pomai
September 20th, 2007, 10:48 AM
This Hawaiian Monk Seal showed up late in the evening this past Tuesday near Diamond Head beach...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1292/1409526303_d2b6c20a93_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1409526303&size=o)

Apparently he/she had just arrived, as I had passed the area it was at within about a half hour before it was there.

It laid near the shoreline, still as the rocks it was on that I didn't even notice it until walking right past near him/her. It suddenly looked up at me and I was like, "Holy!.. it's a monk seal!". So I quickly distanced myself, and lucky to have my camera (which I usually carry), snapped this photo.

It appeared really tired, but otherwise healthy, with no visible injuries except that noticeable bleach marking on the shoulder, which I think is done by NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service to ID them. This one was quite big... about 5-6 ft. in length.

So I went home and emailed NMFS (http://www.nmfs.hawaii.edu/psd/mmrp/sighting.php) the sighting.

Then yesterday I went back and he/she was still there. This time looks like DLNR had been notified and posted the usual perimeter warning signs...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1086/1413385281_b6382e0373_o.jpg

Notice it says to keep pets on a leash. Gosh, that'd be a nightmare if your dog was loose and charged after it. OMG! Hope nobody has to deal with that!

I've seen Hawaiian Monk Seals along Diamond Head beach on several occasions in the past. I'm guessing this one is a "regular". I just added that 1-888-256-9840 phone number on the sign into my cel in case of future sightings. If you're at the beach often, you should too. In case one might be in danger or need medical assistance, we might be able to help by having this "911" number on hand.

Pomai
September 20th, 2007, 12:35 PM
Update: I just got an email reply from NOAA Marine Fisheries Service...


The seal is RH58, also known as Rocky. She is an adult female that likes to haul out at Diamond Head. Chances are if there is a seal at Diamond Head, its her. She has "N11" bleached on both shoulders and her lower back to help identify her. She's in good health and its perfectly normal for monk seals to haul out and rest along the shorelines. I get many reports of people thinking that there is something wrong with the seal. Generally they are just sleeping.

Thank you again for passing on the information and photos.

cheers,
Tracy Wurth
Monk Seal Biologist and Sighting Coordinator

I had a feeling it was the same one that frequents this coastline.


This Hawaiian Monk Seal showed up late in the evening this past Tuesday near Diamond Head beach...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1292/1409526303_d2b6c20a93_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1409526303&size=o)

Pomai
September 22nd, 2007, 12:06 PM
I caught the tail-end of last night's Ho'olaulea in Waikiki. Society of Seven (the younger generation) performed at stage 3 in front of the Outrigger on the Beach from 9:30 to 10:30pm. Free show!

Here they are during their closing Beatles cover segment...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1111/1425227646_3f51ca2b62_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1425227646&size=o)

You can't tell here, but this is their "Elvis"...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1049/1425227460_dfc6f6fa62_o.jpg

As you can see by their smiles, the crowd really enjoyed the Society of Seven show!....

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1108/1424343619_5fc6961ca2_o.jpg

If you missed last night's free performance, I highly recommend you book a dinner show at the Society of Seven. Their talent is just amazing. Every band member rotates on every different instrument, including drums, keyboard, horns, guitar and bass. Just awesome. We went to their show this past March and had a blast. The food is pretty good too. The showroom is located at the Outrigger Waikiki on the beach, a floor above Dukes, near Hula Grill and Chuck's Steakhouse.

Likanui, your "Tiny" friend was right next to me watching the show, dancing with a cute wahine. I told him you said "howzit". j/k. lol

Pomai
September 22nd, 2007, 12:46 PM
Check this dude's rig out. Wow!...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1277/1424500523_0dcb7b94c5_o.jpg
"Excuse me sir, may I borrow one of your DSLRs for this shot?"

I just have one problem here. It's a Nikon, not a Canon. lol

LikaNui
September 22nd, 2007, 01:44 PM
Likanui, your "Tiny" friend was right next to me watching the show How could you tell? Were you looking down? :p
(Oh, c'mon folks. It was just a joke. I'm almost always PC. Heck, I've even resisted warning Scriv that if he eats too many more bagels, he'll start saying "Oy vay!")


I told him you said "howzit". I hope you used the appropriate finger.
:D

sophielynette
September 22nd, 2007, 05:37 PM
Took this at KoOlina Resort last Monday. Short, short visit and I'm sad to be home.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b72/Juniper_Springs/NIN%20Spiral%20Island/9160712.jpg

TATTRAT
September 22nd, 2007, 06:09 PM
Here are some I took from the Park

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/Alamoana-nighttime-hunama111.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/Alamoana-nighttime-hunama108.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/Alamoana-nighttime-hunama046.jpg

TATTRAT
September 22nd, 2007, 06:12 PM
One more from the Park

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/Alamoana-nighttime-hunama130.jpg

And Hunama Bay

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/Alamoana-nighttime-hunama145.jpg

Being from Bermuda, I felt a lot of parallels with Hawaii, especially when I was at Hunama Bay, BEAUTIFUL!

Pomai
September 22nd, 2007, 06:25 PM
Tattrat, those shots are amazing! What did you shoot them with? Details please. DSLR camera body brand. Lens. Settings. All of it. Onegaishimasu (asking in favor)!

"Hunama" bay is correctly spelled and pronounced Hanauma bay - "Hah-now'mah bay". Although, extremists might say "Hana-oo'mah".

LikaNui
September 22nd, 2007, 06:54 PM
Here are some I took from the Park.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/Alamoana-nighttime-hunama111.jpg Niiiice shots, TR!
Just sad to once again see the number of Oahu's Official Bird (the construction Crane) over Waikiki. :(
But still. Nice shots.
:)

mel
September 22nd, 2007, 10:56 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1365/1427329264_2f22b52f19.jpg
Three tree clusters @ Kakaako Park.

TATTRAT
September 23rd, 2007, 12:14 AM
awesome shot, Mel!!!

I have not done anything with B&W, but that is inspiring! Very nice.

Pomai
September 23rd, 2007, 07:33 AM
Guy Cruz, the youngest sibling of brothers' Ernie Cruz Jr. (Ka'au Crater Boys) and John Cruz performs last night...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1042/1428247307_062f6306d9_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1428247307&size=o)

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1333/1429124062_c1acdf20d1_o.jpg
Mark (white shirt) on lead guitar, Sean on drums and Guy (blue shirt). All super cool guys.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1053/1428247503_2e6e3bdca5_o.jpg

Listening to Guy sing and play is like reading someone's soul. Just deep. He's like the male version of Amy Hanaiali'i Gilliom. Not in range, but in intensity. Chicken skin 'kine awesome.

If you can tell us where this was at, bonus points! lol

Listen to FREE full set live songs of him here at www.GuyCruz.com/Music (http://www.guycruz.com/music.asp)

TATTRAT
September 24th, 2007, 09:22 PM
Here are a couple more, I can't wait to get out of towm for some new vistas, but I have been making due and enjoying my new surroundings.

Inspired by Mels B&W

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/Alamoana-nighttime-hunama056.jpg

Not so B&W

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/HawaiiWEEK1050.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/HawaiiWEEK1001.jpg

christa
September 25th, 2007, 08:18 AM
tattrat that b&w is....... WOW!!!!


*scrabmling for something, anything*

well... i dunno. this? my lurk-busted shot of terry o'quinn from the lost symphony?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/cwittmier/sep07/wk4/2c7.jpg

i updated a lot on this (http://www.supercw.com/blog/?p=220).....

Kalei99
September 25th, 2007, 11:01 AM
I love this thread. No heated tempers...just beautiful photos!

Summer is gone away here in Utah and fall is in full bloom. Winter will be here shortly. Here are a few pictures of the mountains that surround me...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e256/kalei99/DSC_0028.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e256/kalei99/DSC_0026-1.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e256/kalei99/DSC_0011.jpg

Kalei99
September 25th, 2007, 11:02 AM
Uno mas......:D

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e256/kalei99/DSC_0014.jpg

mel
September 26th, 2007, 08:18 PM
I love this thread. No heated tempers...just beautiful photos!

I agree. I enjoy looking at every single photo in this thread. Today I caught this sunset scene:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1230/1446516562_3c7c08b886_o.jpg

Kalei99
September 27th, 2007, 04:00 AM
Gorgeous shot, Mel. DO you sell any of your photos? Do you have a gallery?

AbsolutChaos
September 27th, 2007, 07:25 AM
I happened to be walking past yesterday when I caught them lowering a tree into the ground in Waikiki...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g143/AbsolutChaos808/outdoors/LoweringATreeIntoTheGroundSept2007.jpg

cezanne
September 27th, 2007, 08:30 AM
How do you guys post a photo within your message? Without it being a thumbnail...:confused:

Pomai
September 27th, 2007, 08:57 AM
I happened to be walking past yesterday when I caught them lowering a tree into the ground in Waikiki...This brings to mind the Philadelphia Eagles' new "Go Green" environmental campaign (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=3648383)...


The Eagles have quietly become the most environmentally friendly team in the National Football League, and perhaps in all of major league sports.

When the Eagles fly to an away game, their organization plants trees in the Philadelphia area to make up for the carbon dioxide emitted by the team's plane.

If this applied to all the wins for this season's football Warriors, they'd be planting an entire GROVE of coconut trees there!

Perhaps U.H. should also seriously consider this concept. There may be some federal tax incentives here. Besides, our colors are green too.

Pomai
September 27th, 2007, 09:04 AM
How do you guys post a photo within your message? Without it being a thumbnail...:confused:www.flickr.com is one place to start.

Photos that show up here in their full size are embedded, not attached (the paper clip).

In HT's text-editing tool set, click on the square yellow icon button (with the mountains and sun) and copy and paste the image URL from flickr into the code, then enter.

Then, per Flickr rules, you should also highlight the your photo portion and link that photo's flickr main page URL to it by clicking on the "insert link" button (globe with link icon) and copy/paste the URL in the dialog box, then hit enter.

If you're hosting photos from your own domain, you don't need to link back (like Flickr) unless you want to.

cezanne
September 27th, 2007, 09:10 PM
deleted post...

It doesn't show the pic... it shows the link tho.

Pomai
September 29th, 2007, 03:46 PM
Our "little mermaid" Rocky, marking #N11, tag #RH58, returned to Diamond Head beach again this afternoon for her beauty nap. This time further down in front of the Kelly (Outrigger hotels) residence...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1235/1460148445_52fd3729f0_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1460148445&size=o)

That red thing on her tail is the NOAA #R58 tag.

She wakes up momentarily to see who's looking at her, then calmly goes back to sleep... cute!...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1362/1460148763_61c89d86fb_o.jpg

Here you can see "N11" bleach-marked on her shoulder...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1055/1461011856_db275cbdc3_o.jpg

Hawaiian Monk Seals are endangered species and protected by the National Marine Fisheries Service under NOAA.

Rocky looks in good shape, with no visible injuries since I last seen her.

I called Tracy Wurth (Monk Seal Biologist with NOAA) today and notified her of the sighting, which she was very delighted for the info.

Pomai
September 29th, 2007, 03:50 PM
Lucky to live Hawaii...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1121/1461011690_dea10f7ac3_o.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1063/1461011412_dbb52a2752_o.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1135/1460149253_5f61fcc27d_o.jpg

Remember the TV series Flipper? They should make a new one starring a trained Monk seal named Rocky! That'd be way cool.

**Barking like a seal**.... R-R-R-R-R-R-R

mel
September 29th, 2007, 04:29 PM
Remember the TV series Flipper? They should make a new one starring a trained Monk seal named Rocky! That'd be way cool.

If that were to ever happen you'd get every fanatic wacko opposing such a TV show before 1 inch of tape rolls. :eek:

BTW, very nice photos. Do you have a telephoto lens that allows you to get up that close?

Pomai
September 29th, 2007, 05:07 PM
If that were to ever happen you'd get every fanatic wacko opposing such a TV show before 1 inch of tape rolls. :eek:

BTW, very nice photos. Do you have a telephoto lens that allows you to get up that close?DLNR (or Tracy) hadn't arrived yet, so there wasn't any barrier tape, so I kept about 10 feet from her (the usual barrier tape distance) and used whatever optical zoom I had (4x max). Most of those photos are cropped.

Encounters with Rocky in particular are bound to happen, as she's a regular at this beach, and DLNR can't always be there. Main thing is not to harass or bother them.

As for a "Rocky" TV show, I'd push to have it aired ahead of the EA/EIS just to "test the waters" (ratings). :p

woodman
September 29th, 2007, 08:45 PM
Cool shots, Pomai.

Da buggah stay cruzin'

1stwahine
September 30th, 2007, 04:48 PM
I spent the day with my daughter and family at Sea Life Park. I took the picture below.:D

Pure Water LOVE!
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM2936.jpg

Auntie Lynn

Honoruru
September 30th, 2007, 06:53 PM
Auntie, that is one awesome shot.

1stwahine
September 30th, 2007, 07:12 PM
Auntie, that is one awesome shot.

Honoruru, I took the picture sitting all the way on top from my wheelchair.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM2930.jpg

God is awesome.;)

Mahalo,

Auntie Lynn

Pomai
September 30th, 2007, 08:49 PM
Wow! A little sharpening in Photoshop and contrast adjustment would be perfect. That's a chicken-skin shot, Auntie!

I don't know about any of you, but I would kiss a seal. Especially if her name was "Rocky". :D


I spent the day with my daughter and family at Sea Life Park. I took the picture below.:D

Pure Water LOVE!
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM2936.jpg

Auntie Lynn

woodman
September 30th, 2007, 08:54 PM
WOW!

Check out da big Ahi in da swiming pool.
Someteen wrong wit da face. Mus be one boat went hit 'um, eh?

1stwahine
October 1st, 2007, 04:02 AM
Check out da big Ahi in da swiming pool.
Someteen wrong wit da face. Mus be one boat went hit 'um, eh?

Hui! Woodman!! Das one Dolphin not one AHI!:p He's enjoying the LOVE Wata Scene!;)


Wow! A little sharpening in Photoshop and contrast adjustment would be perfect. That's a chicken-skin shot, Auntie!

I dunno how.:o Can you do foa me Pomai? Please.

I make you Chicken Adobo.

Mahalo

Auntie Lynn

Kalei99
October 1st, 2007, 05:06 AM
Awesome photo, Auntie. Perfect timing!

woodman
October 1st, 2007, 06:35 AM
Hui! Woodman!! Das one Dolphin not one AHI!


I toll you already! Das one AHI!

Da buggah stay all mangol 'cause was hit by da Supa-Ferry. No good fo eat already!

Bumbai, da Supa-Ferry goin hit ALL da fish an not goin' have ANY poke for ANYBODY!

Owua kids goin' STAAAAV!

LikaNui
October 1st, 2007, 07:39 AM
Da buggah stay all mangol 'cause was hit by da Supa-Ferry. No good fo eat already! Bumbai, da Supa-Ferry goin hit ALL da fish an not goin' have ANY poke for ANYBODY! Is it really necessary for you to rain on Auntie's special day with her family by your turning it into a political commentary about your objections to the SuperFerry?
Very inappropriate.
:mad:

And to Auntie -- thanks for sharing the photos here and even more of them on your blog. Well done! Glad you had that special time with your ohana.
:)

woodman
October 1st, 2007, 09:19 AM
Is it really necessary for you to rain on Auntie's special day with her family by your turning it into a political commentary about your objections to the SuperFerry?


I think 1rstwahine is well aware that sentiments behind my post are entirely apolitical.
Not to worry, LikaNui, I'm sure that if the Superferry resumes operation there will actuall be plenty of fish to eat.



Very inappropriate.


I doubt that, though it is far more acceptable than misplaced indignation.

BTW, are you actually FOLLOWING me through threads in order to come up with this stuff?

Pomai
October 1st, 2007, 10:08 AM
Not to worry, LikaNui, I'm sure that if the Superferry resumes operation there will actuall be plenty of fish to eat.I'm just waiting for the day we get a photo of LikaNui water skiing off the back of the SuperFerry like he said he wanted to do. :D

Speaking of SuperFerry, here's Carnival Spirit moored at Honolulu Harbor this morning. Notice the perspective size of the car compared to the ship...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1154/1468824619_3ff07af1b1_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1468824619&size=o)

I think the bridge alone has more square footage than my place!

And in the distance (between the coconut trees), you can see Carnival Spirit coming into port off of Waikiki beach in this sunset shot from Duke's Waikiki yesterday evening...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1361/1468824623_8fe8801a75_o.jpg

woodman
October 1st, 2007, 10:35 AM
I'm just waiting for the day we get a photo of LikaNui water skiing off the back of the SuperFerry like he said he wanted to do. :D


What a waste of all that space!

That's not a boat!

As far as I'm concerned, if it ain't got fishing poles then it does not belong in the water! You might as well put wings on it and drag it out to the airport and call it an "airplane".

LikaNui
October 1st, 2007, 10:47 AM
I think 1rstwahine is well aware that sentiments behind my post are entirely apolitical. I disagree, and so do others here who have PM'd me today. You can guess all you want, but I'd recommend letting Auntie Lynne speak for herself, when her health allows it.


I doubt that, though it is far more acceptable than misplaced indignation. There is nothing "misplaced" about being indignant when you rain on somebody's parade. What I wrote was:
Is it really necessary for you to rain on Auntie's special day with her family by your turning it into a political commentary about your objections to the SuperFerry?
And I stand by that, as do others who PM'd me.
If you were a gentleman, you'd apologize to her.


BTW, are you actually FOLLOWING me through threads in order to come up with this stuff? Not in the slightest. Don't delude yourself. If and when I stumble across nonsense from anyone, I point it out. (As many readers here clearly know. :p )
While you may think highly of yourself, you're very new here. Think ha`aha`a, and please try to act that way, starting with an apology to Auntie Lynne.

LikaNui
October 1st, 2007, 10:49 AM
I'm just waiting for the day we get a photo of LikaNui water skiing off the back of the SuperFerry like he said he wanted to do. :D Sadly, their insurance company totally nixed the idea, whether it was myself or anyone else.
:(

woodman
October 1st, 2007, 04:29 PM
Thank you, Lika-troll.

Your inappropriate indignation is duely noted.
Now please have the courtesy to let 1stwahine respond.


In the meantime:
Here are a few pics of my Sweetheart:

woodman
October 1st, 2007, 04:35 PM
Here are the photos:

TATTRAT
October 1st, 2007, 05:51 PM
I love this thread. No heated tempers...just beautiful photos!



then back to it...
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/HawaiiTownday1051.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/HawaiiTownday1045.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/HawaiiTownday1079.jpg

tutusue
October 1st, 2007, 06:06 PM
[...] Not in the slightest. Don't delude yourself. If and when I stumble across nonsense from anyone, I point it out. (As many readers here clearly know. :p )
Once a pit bull, always a pit bull! :D

While you may think highly of yourself, you're very new here. Think ha`aha`a, and please try to act that way, starting with an apology to Auntie Lynne.
Woodman started out with edgy humor and in a very short amount of time digressed to the point of "ignore". I love that feature altho' I rarely use it!

Pomai
October 1st, 2007, 06:29 PM
Regarding Water Skiing behind the SuperFerry...

Sadly, their insurance company totally nixed the idea, whether it was myself or anyone else.
:(Well, if it were to happen, here's how that might look...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1156/1471052372_8272f04814_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1471052372&size=o)

"Likanui! Likanui! Hey man, you want another Margarita?"

"I'm good man! Check out this left slice... wooooooo-hoooooooo!"
:D

Tattrat, I dig that shot of Makapu'u cliff with the light house above. Nice!

LikaNui
October 1st, 2007, 06:48 PM
Regarding Water Skiing behind the SuperFerry...
Well, if it were to happen, here's how that might look. Sweeeeeet!!! Very nicely done, Pomai. I may have to print that out and frame it.
:D

woodman
October 1st, 2007, 07:05 PM
LOL, Pomai,

That's awsome.

mel
October 1st, 2007, 07:13 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1029/1459082814_27ba1075f7_o.jpg

And after all the nice photos on the previous page, something to tone things down and and let you softly say "om......."

Pomai
October 1st, 2007, 07:26 PM
And after all the nice photos on the previous page, something to tone things down and and let you softly say "om......."Mel, I know you're a Mac guy, but have you ever seen one of the default screen savers for Windows XP? It looks just like that!

Like this (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/images/downloads/desktop/MCE2.jpg), but without the remote.

Your shot looks like it was taken at Kaka'ako Park. Love the cloud shadows!

Glad you guys like the "SuperWaterSkiingFerry". :D

I forgot to add in the caption Likanui yelling back, "Eh Pomai, how much longer until we reach Nawiliwili Harbor? My arms are gettin' sore already!". lol

mel
October 1st, 2007, 07:30 PM
The photo was taken below one of the hills at Kakaako Waterfront Park.

The Windows XP desktop is nice though the remote control thing reminded me of a huge spaceship getting ready to land there.

Leo Lakio
October 1st, 2007, 08:09 PM
TATTRAT, those were nice - that's the AF's side of the Island, so I recognized them.

LikaNui
October 1st, 2007, 08:35 PM
TATTRAT, those were nice - that's the AF's side of the Island, so I recognized them. Yep, they were nice shots from Tattrat. And LL, you'll see virtually that same shot of Rabbit Island when you watch your tape of Extreme Makeover from last night. The luau to celebrate end of construction was held at Sea Life Park, and Rabbit Island is prominent in many of the scenes.
I'm guessing that like me, your first thought at the mention of Rabbit Island is Gabby Pahinui. I assume you have his "Rabbit Island Music Festival" CD...

tutusue
October 1st, 2007, 11:09 PM
I spent the day with my daughter and family at Sea Life Park. I took the picture below.:D [...]
OMG! What an incredible photo. :)

woodman
October 2nd, 2007, 04:44 AM
I would like to offer my apologies to 1stwahine for comments I made about her photo.

I would also like to extend those apologies to include the entire thread as it was, indeed, considered inappropriate.

Unfortunately, this had to be "shown" to me because I had no other intent than offering a flippant carcturization on a hotly debated issue.

In the future, I will make it a point to give greater consideration to the "sensitive" nature of such topics, and attempt to tread more lightly

-woodman

zztype
October 2nd, 2007, 06:11 AM
Mel, you shot the Windows desktop photo? I thought you were a Mac guy? :)

Blaine


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1029/1459082814_27ba1075f7_o.jpg

And after all the nice photos on the previous page, something to tone things down and and let you softly say "om......."

1stwahine
October 2nd, 2007, 06:15 AM
I would like to offer my apologies to 1stwahine for comments I made about her photo.

I would also like to extend those apologies to include the entire thread as it was, indeed, considered inappropriate.

Unfortunately, this had to be "shown" to me because I had no other intent than offering a flippant carcturization on a hotly debated issue.

In the future, I will make it a point to give greater consideration to the "sensitive" nature of such topics, and attempt to tread more lightly

-woodman

I accept your apology Woodman.

It takes a lot to apologize Publicly.

Mahalo

1stwahine

mel
October 2nd, 2007, 07:42 AM
Mel, you shot the Windows desktop photo? I thought you were a Mac guy? :)

Blaine

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/macpro75/Macintosh/Windows-Mac.jpg

How's this Blaine? :cool:

pzarquon
October 2nd, 2007, 07:47 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1070/1465281001_bee8848a03.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaii/1465281001/)

mel
October 2nd, 2007, 07:50 AM
From those 3 items above, I'll take the Haagen Dazs... mmmm.

GeckoGeek
October 2nd, 2007, 07:55 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1070/1465281001_bee8848a03.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaii/1465281001/)

Oh my! Is that what HT does to you? :o

Pomai
October 2nd, 2007, 08:17 AM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1070/1465281001_bee8848a03.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaii/1465281001/)

I'm guessing that's not PZ's stuff (nor his wife's), but the fellah behind him, who was sent to the store by his girlfriend or wife, who was suffering PMS and having cravings at the same time (for Haagen-daz), so he thought, "shoots, might as well grab something for me while I'm at it", hence the Coronas. ;)

Gotta' love that iPhone!

LikaNui
October 2nd, 2007, 08:34 AM
Oh my! Is that what HT does to you? :o
More specifically, I think it's probably what being the ADMIN does to him! :p
:o

zztype
October 2nd, 2007, 09:43 AM
How's this Blaine? :cool:

Hahaha! Awesome, Mel! Good job!

woodman
October 2nd, 2007, 12:06 PM
I accept your apology Woodman.

It takes a lot to apologize Publicly.


NAhhh, it's easy enough.
It's just good manners, and I wanted to know what you had to say about it, first.

Thank you for the acknowledgment.

GeckoGeek
October 2nd, 2007, 11:44 PM
More specifically, I think it's probably what being the ADMIN does to him! :p
:o

Well, yeah, that's what I was getting at. I was trying to be sensitive to the fact that PZ is his "one of the boys" account.

woodman
October 3rd, 2007, 08:21 AM
Actually, Gecko,
I contacted the Admin about this.

I was told that the loud and perpetual trumpeting of indignation on behalf of others is considered "aggressive policing" by members, and was acceptable to "the alternative" which was never explained.

When I responded to Admin, I explained proper forum behavior (if only to show that there is clearly a better way this could have been handled). I also included the definition of a web-troll to show that this "aggressive policing" was actually troll behavior.

Finally, I asked to post a copy of the entire message in open forum to serve as an educational tool in order to familiarize members with appropriate forum etiquette.

The request was denied.

... but should Admin have a change of heart, this offer still stands.


...now back on topic:

Psychedelic mango?
Looks like it's melting ala '60's hippy acid flashback.

Check it out:

woodman
October 3rd, 2007, 03:43 PM
Lynne,

Here is a little of what we discussed, earlier.

I had to do it.

I kept thinking about it and started jones'ing for the good stuff:

woodman
October 3rd, 2007, 03:46 PM
...and now,

the grand finally,
the pizza resistance:

1stwahine
October 3rd, 2007, 03:53 PM
heheheh

Looks onolicious!

Question. How come you wen put um in this thread?:confused:

And not the Lunch?

Auntie Lynn

woodman
October 3rd, 2007, 06:45 PM
Because there's so much that I eat it for breakfast, lunch AND dinner.

Can't put it in all three, but if I had to put it in one of those threads, it would probably be breakfast.

I figured this thread was generic enough and mods could easily move it if they want.

Kalei99
October 4th, 2007, 05:49 AM
then back to it...


Love the pics, Tat. Especially Rabbit Island and China Man's Hat. Brings back so many memories! :)

EastCoastTropics
October 5th, 2007, 12:51 AM
Here's Smokey....he's not mine...belongs to good (golfing) friends of ours....I swear, he loves having his photo taken! :D

http://hawaii-ecards.com/pictures/smokey1.jpg


http://hawaii-ecards.com/pictures/smokey2.jpg


Lovena

mel
October 5th, 2007, 04:34 AM
Smokey looks a lot like my sister's cat "Poof"....

http://buzznet-26.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users8/macpro/cats/large-msg-1118768823-2.jpg

http://buzznet-72.vo.llnwd.net/assets/users5/macpro/cats/large-msg-1101617317-2.jpg

The only thing is that Poof is quite aloof and doesn't take too kindly to having her photo snapped. Long lenses help.

Pomai
October 5th, 2007, 08:05 AM
Here's Smokey....he's not mine...belongs to good (golfing) friends of ours....I swear, he loves having his photo taken!

http://hawaii-ecards.com/pictures/smokey1.jpgNice shot, but THAT TONGUE is totally disturbing. :eek: :p

1stwahine
October 5th, 2007, 08:07 AM
Nice shot, but THAT TONGUE is totally disturbing. :eek: :p

How come Pomai?:confused:

Auntie Lynn

Pomai
October 5th, 2007, 08:18 AM
How come Pomai?:confused:It looks like it just ate that poor kitten in its hands. :( :p

mel
October 5th, 2007, 08:27 AM
Nice shot, but THAT TONGUE is totally disturbing. :eek: :p

I don't know about the tongue, but that tiny orange cat looks stressed. ;)

1stwahine
October 5th, 2007, 08:34 AM
It looks like it just ate that poor kitten in its hands. :p


I don't know about the tongue, but that tiny orange cat looks stressed. ;)

I don't see no kitten or cat!:confused:

I just see a piece of orange cloth. What you on?

As for the tongue....HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Neba mind.

Auntie Lynn

mel
October 8th, 2007, 09:25 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2324/1521687943_ec17ed0283_o.jpg

I spotted this sharp looking vehicle in Waikiki late yesterday. And yes, there is someone else taking a photo of it from across the street. :eek: Taken with Sony Cybershot U30.

GeckoGeek
October 10th, 2007, 12:13 AM
Nice shot, but THAT TONGUE is totally disturbing.

Ahhhhh, you're just jealous that you can't lick your nose. :p :D

TATTRAT
October 10th, 2007, 09:33 PM
Made it up to the North Shore...

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/NorthShore001.jpg

<insert David Bowie voice>...my little haole girl..., just you shut your mouth

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/NorthShore023.jpg

and from Pali Look out, of which I wa surprised to see an article from Ryan about the actor that jumped off it and refused help when he survived!!!??? MAN, I loved it up there, just wish the weather was clear...

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/hawaii-JustinandJonah-mattanddaw-9.jpg

TATTRAT
October 10th, 2007, 09:36 PM
cont......

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/hawaii-JustinandJonah-mattanddaw-8.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/hawaii-JustinandJonah-mattanddaw-2.jpg

cynsaligia
October 11th, 2007, 04:39 PM
I spent the day with my daughter and family at Sea Life Park. I took the picture below.:D

Pure Water LOVE!
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM2936.jpg

Auntie Lynn


this pic is even more beautiful when seen, first thing in the morning, in HD on eric's 30-something inch television, courtesy of KITV's morning news show today. you go, auntie!! *cheers*

1stwahine
October 11th, 2007, 04:43 PM
this pic is even more beautiful when seen, first thing in the morning, in HD on eric's 30-something inch television, courtesy of KITV's morning news show today. you go, auntie!! *cheers*

heheheh...

I thought nobody saw um!:)

I hope I get chance to win the weekly Prize tomorrow morning!

Plezzzzzzzz KITV4:D

Auntie Lynn

cynsaligia
October 11th, 2007, 04:54 PM
you kidding??!!! i was in the bathroom, soap suds all over my face, hair all bongo, but when i heard dan mizenaaackennotspellhisname say "lynn vasquez" i ran out of the bathroom, soap going in my eye, to look. lucky thing get dvr so i can go back into the bathroom, wash the soap from my face and my now-sowah eyeball, rewind, then pause and take in the "pure water love!"


:D

1stwahine
October 11th, 2007, 04:58 PM
you kidding??!!! i was in the bathroom, soap suds all over my face, hair all bongo, but when i heard dan mizenaaackennotspellhisname say "lynn vasquez" i ran out of the bathroom, soap going in my eye, to look. lucky thing get dvr so i can go back into the bathroom, wash the soap from my face and my now-sowah eyeball, rewind, then pause and take in the "pure water love!"


:D

HAHAHAHAHAHA

My stomach sore from laughing!:p

I owe you lunch. ;)

Too funny!

Auntie Lynn

TATTRAT
October 14th, 2007, 02:44 PM
These are from this morning. I went to work at 5am and was pleasantly surprised when I realized I was off today, lol! So, figured I would just do something, so I did the Diamond Head Hike. LOVED IT!

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DiamondHeadhike070.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DiamondHeadhike037.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DiamondHeadhike016.jpg

EastCoastTropics
October 20th, 2007, 01:20 PM
:D Glad you like Smokey's photo!

Here's more.....

My grandkids Ann and Josh......
http://eastcoasttropics.com/files/aj2007_1.jpg



And their new dog Teacup! She's just 10 weeks old and 2 lbs! Yes, that kitten collar is a bit big for her!

http://eastcoasttropics.com/files/teacup1.jpg

EastCoastTropics
October 21st, 2007, 08:48 AM
This is where I was this morning...nice cool temps perfect for golfing! On the 1st fairway looking across the 8th fairway up to the 5th.

http://eastcoasttropics.com/files/Golf_Misc1.jpg


Saw this dude on the 16th cart path, among the fall leaves and headed towards the pond.

http://eastcoasttropics.com/files/Golf_Misc2.jpg

Kittrick
October 24th, 2007, 11:00 AM
This is my son two days old (10.23.07)
http://a349.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/78/m_feaf7931a9693cf88f9b0d25e7af07f4.gif

shaka baby!

Kalei99
October 24th, 2007, 12:21 PM
This is my son two days old (10.23.07)
http://a349.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/78/m_feaf7931a9693cf88f9b0d25e7af07f4.gif

shaka baby!


Congratulations on your new baby! He's precious! Shaka!
:)

1stwahine
October 24th, 2007, 12:28 PM
New HT Baby in dee Hale!:D

Congratulations Kittrick!

Auntie Lynn

Kittrick
October 25th, 2007, 10:09 AM
Thanks so much you guys! It's because of him I have returned to the world of coffee drinking LOL!

AbsolutChaos
October 25th, 2007, 12:51 PM
From my recent trip home...even Charlie Brown might get excited and think the "Great Pumpkin" has arrived. :D

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g143/AbsolutChaos808/BiggestPumpkinII.jpg

Steven
October 28th, 2007, 02:54 AM
Brill Photos > thanks for the link. I will post some myself soon.

Cheers

Steven
October 28th, 2007, 03:01 AM
Storm on Liverpool's River Mersey

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/Steven1_bucket/Liverpool%20Pickies/storm001.jpg


Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery


http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/Steven1_bucket/Liverpool%20Pickies/TheWalkerArtGallery.jpg


Firework display at the docks (a)

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/Steven1_bucket/Liverpool%20Pickies/FireworksinSouthport.jpg

Steven
October 28th, 2007, 03:06 AM
Firework display at the docks (b)


http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/Steven1_bucket/Liverpool%20Pickies/Fireworks.jpg


Liverpool's Halloween Lantern Display Last Year


http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/Steven1_bucket/Liverpool%20Pickies/IMG_0166.jpg

TATTRAT
October 28th, 2007, 12:04 PM
GREAT Shots, Steven!

Menehune Man
October 28th, 2007, 01:14 PM
This morning's sunrise and a couple of fishermen.

Steven
October 28th, 2007, 06:17 PM
Absolute magic Menehune Man.

Steven
October 28th, 2007, 06:19 PM
GREAT Shots, Steven!


Thanks mate, I'm glad you enjoyed them. A lot more to come, including my Hawaii, Ireland and Amsterdam shots.

TATTRAT
October 28th, 2007, 07:01 PM
Man, I miss the Dam/ Lived there for 2 years when I was a little bit younger. GREAT TIMES, and not the coffee houses and hookers, just an AWESOME city!

Steven
October 28th, 2007, 07:06 PM
Man, I miss the Dam/ Lived there for 2 years when I was a little bit younger. GREAT TIMES, and not the coffee houses and hookers, just an AWESOME city!

I've got a canal/houseboat on the river Amstel. I usually live on it for a few months in the summer. Pop over whenever you can. It's got four small cabins so I will be able to put you up.
(Actually it's not too far from the Red Light District and the world famous 'Smokeys.')

zztype
October 28th, 2007, 08:34 PM
http://www.zztype.com/ht/071026powwow2.jpg

National Indian Education Association convention powwow in the Hawaiʻi Convention Center Friday night. This guy was dancing, full-blast, with his kids and wife in tow! Really cute.

Entire gallery of photos here (http://www.zztype.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=38681).

Blaine

Steven
October 28th, 2007, 09:24 PM
That pickie is so cool.:cool:

EastCoastTropics
October 28th, 2007, 11:55 PM
From the 1st tee....

Another beautiful but cold day for golfing. It was in the low 50's which is not problem but it was really windy which affected the ball and roll! :)

http://eastcoasttropics.com/files/Golf_Misc3.jpg

idvfilms
October 29th, 2007, 11:56 PM
Lovely day it was..
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2314/1779312812_3ecb5b5690.jpg
great shots everyone!!

1stwahine
November 2nd, 2007, 02:46 PM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM3077-1.jpg
Antonio in awe of Queen Liliuokalani's Statue fronting the State Capital Building.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM3073-1.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM3078-1.jpg

TATTRAT
November 2nd, 2007, 11:49 PM
I could spend the rest of my days here...

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/LanikiKailua071.jpg

Koi
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/TempleValley060.jpg

Wawa fall(as our Jonah would say :-)
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/TempleValley067.jpg

Pomai
November 3rd, 2007, 09:24 AM
Tatt, that photo at Lanikai, the Koi and the waterfall are so vivid and sharp! You got your camera down! Awesome!

Here's some interesting stuff from this past Wednesday's Halloween in Waikiki.

Let me just say it was crazy as, well, HELL. lol Not a drop of rain fell the entire night (since about 9pm). I'd say it was 80% hoochie outfits, with the rest being truly creative stuff. Here's some of the creative stuff I was able to capture (actually my girlfriend)...

Sleepy, drooling man...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2054/1845710985_210dfebeef_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=1845710985&size=o)
What was funny was, when I asked him for this photo, he deliberately "put himself to sleep" for the photo op'. He commented that he needed a beer in order to add DROOL. YUCK! lol

Baby Shrek...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2065/1846535574_e52bcbef77_o.jpg

Optimus (cardboard) Prime...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2127/1846535814_5ca1c7b9fb_o.jpg

Pomai
November 3rd, 2007, 09:31 AM
Rubik's Cube...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2231/1845711685_e6a7981460_o.jpg

The Ambiguously Gay Duo...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2053/1846536736_5cf14fa533_o.jpg

Spy Vs. Spy...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2303/1846536224_864f4b1cb4_o.jpg

Pomai
November 3rd, 2007, 09:56 AM
Not sure what to make of this?... the "Casino Mama", the "Las Vegas Hawaii Tourist", "Banana Man" and the "Legalize Weed Man". lol....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2387/1846839206_8c333661dc_o.jpg

Un-Optimized Prime (lol!)...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2002/1846839516_0534c3f412_o.jpg

Yours truly meets Al-Kaida...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2284/1846014077_64ffed3f44_o.jpg
lol!

For a TON of Halloween in Waikiki photos, Check out:

• Bob McKeand's site (http://bobmckeand.com/) (scroll down the page for "From Waikiki on Kalakaua Ave")
• Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=halloween+waikiki+2007)

Steven
November 6th, 2007, 07:27 PM
I have just returned from Donegal in Ireland and would like to share some pictures with you all.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/Steven1_bucket/Ireland%20in%20August/halloween07007smallbm5.jpg


Looking out towards Derry

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/Steven1_bucket/Ireland%20in%20August/halloween07008smallkt2.jpg


Looking towards North Donegal

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/Steven1_bucket/Ireland%20in%20August/halloween07010smallii2.jpg

Steven
November 6th, 2007, 07:31 PM
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/Steven1_bucket/Ireland%20in%20August/HalloweenFireworksinDonegala.jpg

admin
November 6th, 2007, 08:14 PM
Thanks mate, I'm glad you enjoyed them. A lot more to come, including my Hawaii, Ireland and Amsterdam shots.Steven, I have found that several of the photos that you've posted here have been previously published on other sites, attributed to other (and frequently professional) photographers. Please cease and desist posting any photos to this and any other photo sharing threads until further notice. Please PM me if you have any questions.

Just a reminder to everyone, republishing someone else's works, whether claiming them as your own or not, is a violation of copyright and will not be tolerated.

TATTRAT
November 6th, 2007, 10:12 PM
Steven, I have found that several of the photos that you've posted here have been previously published on other sites, attributed to other (and frequently professional) photographers. Please cease and desist posting any photos to this and any other photo sharing threads until further notice. Please PM me if you have any questions.

Just a reminder to everyone, republishing someone else's works, whether claiming them as your own or not, is a violation of copyright and will not be tolerated.

Ouch, damn.

Well, here are some more of mine just to keep the ball rolling...

From my first outing since the accident, made it up to Lanikai. Had a great hobble around, the weather could NOT have been better, considering the next day.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/LanikiKailua064.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/LanikiKailua059.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/LanikiKailua062.jpg

pzarquon
November 7th, 2007, 07:15 AM
A couple of shots from the drive in to work yesterday morning:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2135/1893179756_b0797fd565_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaii/1893179756/) http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2230/1893203264_98a7013a97_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaii/1893203264/)

mel
November 7th, 2007, 07:34 AM
Beautiful photos Ryan and Tattrat. I like looking at original photos from our user members.

Kalei99
November 7th, 2007, 08:24 AM
Beautiful photos Ryan and Tattrat. I like looking at original photos from our user members.

I ditto Mel's sentiments!

Tattrat.....those ocean pictures are making me super homesick! At least I'll be there in 2 weeks for Thanksgiving!

Nice pics, Ryan....but Traffic is the one thing I don't miss! :p

EastCoastTropics
November 7th, 2007, 08:37 AM
I agree....great photos as always from Tatt and Ryan!

I'll take traffic in Hawaii over traffic here on on the east coast anytime! :D

TATTRAT
November 7th, 2007, 03:50 PM
Beautiful photos Ryan and Tattrat. I like looking at original photos from our user members.


I ditto Mel's sentiments!

Tattrat.....those ocean pictures are making me super homesick! At least I'll be there in 2 weeks for Thanksgiving!

Nice pics, Ryan....but Traffic is the one thing I don't miss! :p


I agree....great photos as always from Tatt and Ryan!

I'll take traffic in Hawaii over traffic here on on the east coast anytime! :D

Thanks for the compliments, all. I REALLY enjoy ALL the pics here!

PZ, the skies are awesome, even in traffic!