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kanahina
November 7th, 2007, 08:08 PM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/kanahina/IMG_0125.jpg

my 9 year old son took this picture

Paul Ogata
November 8th, 2007, 05:04 PM
That reminded me of a picture I took of the sun over my house during the recent Los Angeles fires. This was at 3pm and it was as dark as 7pm.

http://www.paulogata.com/sun.jpg

TATTRAT
November 10th, 2007, 09:02 PM
I am SOOOOOOOOOOO Excited, I FINALLY went to a DSLR!!!!!!!!

Here are a few of the FIRST shots.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLR2174.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLR2198.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLR2012.jpg

TATTRAT
November 10th, 2007, 09:03 PM
And one of my VERY few people shots. I call it, "Always a Bridesmaid"

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLR2106-1.jpg

Pomai
November 10th, 2007, 09:09 PM
I hate you. I really really hate you. Those pictures are AWESOME!

What exactly did you buy? Please tell me it's a Canon.


I am SOOOOOOOOOOO Excited, I FINALLY went to a DSLR!!!!!!!!

Here are a few of the FIRST shots.

mel
November 10th, 2007, 09:12 PM
Great photos Tattrat. What kind of camera and lens do you have?

kanahina
November 10th, 2007, 09:25 PM
wow - awesome pics!

TATTRAT
November 10th, 2007, 09:47 PM
Great photos Tattrat. What kind of camera and lens do you have?


I hate you. I really really hate you. Those pictures are AWESOME!

What exactly did you buy? Please tell me it's a Canon.

Well, though I was going to go with Cannon(or sony) I ended up going with a Nikon.

I got the Nikon D50 body, Nikor 18-55, Nikor 70-300, 2 1G cards, batteries(2), all the cables/papers/software, charger and strap all for $420, I couldn't pass it up.

I am VERY pleased so far, and do plan on upgrading in the future, but figured this would be a good platform for my to get started with and the price was right on.

Tanks for the possitive comments:D!

Pomai
November 10th, 2007, 09:56 PM
I got the Nikon D50 body, Nikor 18-55, Nikor 70-300, 2 1G cards, batteries(2), all the cables/papers/software, charger and strap all for $420, I couldn't pass it up. Dude, that's an INSANE deal! :)

On the other hand, my coworker bought a Nikon D40 (not the X model), and spent as much for a wide-angle lense as he did for the camera itself.

TATTRAT
November 10th, 2007, 10:14 PM
I know right! I could NOT pass it up...thanks Craigslist!!!! And, Kevin and Jeff, for hooking it up!

I can not wait to get up country for the start of the triple crown!

Beau
November 11th, 2007, 05:13 PM
I'd like to share some of the photos from my recent Maui trip.

1089

This picture shows part of the long, winding road to Hana.

1090

A historical church in the village of Keanai.

1091

The view I had from terrace where I had lunch at the Hana Hotel.

I love Maui and I've been there about 12 times. But this is the first time I've been to Hana.

1stwahine
November 12th, 2007, 08:13 AM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM3225-1.jpg
As P.K. was looking towards Waikiki, I captured this picture.:) It's like he's asking himself "Why, why do I stay with HER?!":p

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Auntie Lynn

kanahina
November 12th, 2007, 10:50 AM
thought this was a cute one...

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/kanahina/IMG_0346.jpg

Beau
November 12th, 2007, 02:01 PM
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc46/honolulu21/hanamaui.jpg

LOL...My first attempt was a disaster, okay (above) this is part of the long winding road to Hana, and below is a historic church in the village of Keanai.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc46/honolulu21/churchmaui.jpg

1stwahine
November 12th, 2007, 02:38 PM
Congratulations Beau!

Beautiful pictures! You can also make them smaller by clicking on edit.;)

Thanks foa sharing. I've never been to Hana.

Auntie Lynn

Beau
November 12th, 2007, 02:46 PM
Congratulations Beau!

Beautiful pictures! You can also make them smaller by clicking on edit.;)

Thanks foa sharing. I've never been to Hana.

Auntie Lynn

It's all thanks to you Auntie Lynn! It was you who told me to go to photobucket and how to do it.

Thank you again:)

Beau

LikaNui
November 12th, 2007, 03:18 PM
What a perfect day out at the sandbar in Kaneohe Bay! Took a few photos using a friend's kinda cheapie camera, so they're not world-class pix and not up to the excellence of what so many of you have been posting (and I'm loving seeing 'em all, too!), but still they'll give you an idea of today. The one on the left is a little blurry thanks to a jet ski blasting by and rocking my boat.

LikaNui
November 12th, 2007, 03:31 PM
Somebody with a good sense of humor posted this sign in the past two weeks on a pipe that marks a coral head. Note the differences in the water color to see where the coral heads are. In the second photo that shows the bow of my boat, I'm in 46' of water and the sign, just a few feet ahead of me, is in less than 2' of water. :eek:

mel
November 12th, 2007, 10:01 PM
Tattratt, as others have already stated, you got a good deal on a good DSLR.

Here's one of my latest pictures.... from a series that I shot of birds and other stuff near Iolani Palace and the State Capitol in Downtown Honolulu:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2167/1997971448_1f4cf4c400_o.jpg

I have more bird photos in my new Urban Wildlife (http://www.flickr.com/photos/macprohawaii/sets/72157603129451626/) folder @ flickr.com.

TATTRAT
November 12th, 2007, 11:54 PM
Tattratt, as others have already stated, you got a good deal on a good DSLR.

Thanks Mel, I am certainly NOT disappointed.

Great shot, btw. It reminds me of sandpipers back in BDA.

Here are a few from the Aquarium. Had a great time hobbling around there.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRAquarium059.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRAquarium071.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRAquarium081.jpg

I must admit, I was really impressed by the aquarium. Had a great time, lots off cool things that were new to me, and great informative staff. MUCH better then some of the aquariums I have been to on the mainland, or in Europe.

mel
November 13th, 2007, 04:20 AM
Tattratt, again "world-class" photos from our World Class Aquarium! Photos like this proves that we don't need to build another state-funded acquarium.

All of the photos on this page are great. I like the sandbar pic, the funky smiling cat photo, and the pictures from Maui.

mel
November 13th, 2007, 06:08 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2087/2002224817_34663daeeb_o.jpg

Another bird shot, taken late yesterday afternoon (http://macprohawaii.blogspot.com/2007/11/gone-to-birds.html) at Kakaako Waterfront Park.

Beau
November 13th, 2007, 07:57 PM
View from the terrace of the Hana Hotel where I had lunch.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc46/honolulu21/hotelmaui.jpg

Sign in Keanae Village.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc46/honolulu21/signkeanai.jpg

Lo'i with taro/kalo in Keanae.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc46/honolulu21/taromaui2.jpg

Mike_Lowery
November 13th, 2007, 08:14 PM
Tree roots at Anini Beach, Kauai.

scrivener
November 14th, 2007, 02:08 PM
Oooh. Mel got a shot of the ever-elusive Glen Miyashiro!

scrivener
November 14th, 2007, 02:16 PM
I took these today.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2228/2025059226_b8b3f0f41f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mitchell/2025059226/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2240/2023859861_5480451312.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mitchell/2023859861/)

idvfilms
November 14th, 2007, 08:00 PM
I love photo threads!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2337/1943830222_cffadcb625.jpg
Here's a shot of the Harbor

mel
November 15th, 2007, 07:47 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2264/2036238157_0619a46743.jpg
This photo taken with my 40+ year old Ricoh Auto Half frame camera.

kanahina
November 15th, 2007, 08:05 PM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/kanahina/IMG_0530.jpg
puffy clouds in the sky

TATTRAT
November 15th, 2007, 08:15 PM
Cool sky! I was always told, if it looks like that, there will be rain within 24 hours...or snow, depending on where you are at.


Here are some I took today while on the main drag of Waikiki.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRWaikikiDIamondHead002.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRWaikikiDIamondHead016.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRWaikikiDIamondHead019.jpg

TATTRAT
November 15th, 2007, 08:20 PM
Aaaaaaand, a board in use(from Diamond Head)

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRWaikikiDIamondHead095.jpg

Beau
November 17th, 2007, 04:12 PM
Here's a beautiful picture of Auntie Lynn at Kekai's, a downtown bar we went to after having dinner.

http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc46/honolulu21/auntielynn.jpg

mel
November 18th, 2007, 08:17 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2008/2043644909_39e45f9e44_o.jpg

Hula Dancers at Ala Moana Center. Taken 10-2007, Yashica Electro 35mm rangefinder camera.

1stwahine
November 18th, 2007, 06:20 PM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM3309.jpg
The old Lihue Theater now a Senior Apt. Building!:)

Auntie Lynn

AbsolutChaos
November 19th, 2007, 09:10 AM
Nov 18 2007: Full Double Rainbow in the Waikele Outlet Mall parking lot

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

I couldn't help but notice that one end looked like it was going straight into the Saks 5th Ave Store--was God telling me that the cute pair of BCBG shoes I saw in there was my pot o' gold at the end of the rainbow? :D

mel
November 20th, 2007, 05:09 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2180/2051122181_81c7f1b4da.jpg
My second favorite Neon sign in Hawaii is located in Hilo.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2211/2051909526_b2894d20be.jpg
Mushroom in Hilo.

Photos taken with my point & shoot Sony Cybershot U30.

tutusue
November 20th, 2007, 05:55 PM
Aaaaaaand, a board in use(from Diamond Head)
Great shot, Tatt. Wow!

Here's a beautiful picture of Auntie Lynn at Kekai's, a downtown bar we went to after having dinner.
So that's the source of Auntie's new avatar. A beautiful picture of her, indeed.

Surfingfarmboy
November 29th, 2007, 10:11 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2226/2073770937_67da0863b2.jpg

Surfingfarmboy's home neighborhood, for the time being, in Hong Kong.

LikaNui
November 29th, 2007, 04:15 PM
I'm on vacation this week, and since today's weather was perfect, of course it was sandbar time! Snorkeling, reading a good book, another swim, a nice lunch, etc. I stepped off the back of the boat to take some photos, and the water never got above my waist. And for those not familiar with the sandbar: in the third photo (showing the fishing chair at the back of the cockpit), notice the change in the water color -- the light color is the sandbar about 3' under the boat, and about 30' farther back is the darker water (parallel with the top of the chair) with a depth of about 45'.

mel
December 2nd, 2007, 06:17 AM
It seems that a weekday is a better time to go to that sandbar vs. the weekend or holidays..... just judging from the photos above. Seems to be way less people and boats around. Nice photos regardless...

And also nice and cluttered looking photo above that of Hong Kong. Colorful for sure.

TATTRAT
December 2nd, 2007, 08:07 PM
last weekend, up north.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRNorthSHore039.jpg

And a very lucky guy not getting caved

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRNorthSHore054.jpg

and a lucky guy, getting tubed

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRNorthSHore063.jpg

kanahina
December 2nd, 2007, 09:42 PM
awesome pics (again!)

I am kinda angry because my memory card slot on my CPU doesn't seem to be working anymore. When I insert the memory stick, nothing happens and when I click on the drive it says to insert a disk, even though it already is inserted. So, I bought a memory card reader that uses a USB cable today. When I tried to use it, it said that there was a malfunction. So I tried again - malfunction again! argh! I hate technology! Okay, not really. I hate that I am not smart enough for this technology sometimes!

And I am bummed because I have quite a few pics on there that I'd like to download to my computer. We went to visit Santa and buy our Christmas tree from the Christmas Tree Farm today = lots of pics!

Surfingfarmboy
December 2nd, 2007, 10:27 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2106/2083602558_6004b83aa3_b.jpg

One of the many magnificent views I see along my current running route located on the shore of Hong Kong's Causeway Bay.

TATTRAT
December 2nd, 2007, 10:41 PM
That is awesome, man. I can not wait to visit Hong Kong!

1stwahine
December 3rd, 2007, 12:46 AM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM3462.jpg

Happy Holidays!:D

Auntie Lynn

pzarquon
December 3rd, 2007, 07:53 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2296/2086152840_35487362f1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaii/2086152840/)

This thing so dominated the view from much of Honolulu Harbor, I had to check it out. People everywhere were stopping and gawking. It's the Sea Launch (http://www.boeing.com/special/sea-launch/) platform, which sets up at the equator to give rockets the shortest possible trips into space. Apparently its current mission was delayed due to rough seas, and it's in Honolulu for refueling. This mission is a significant one, though, because its last mission in January ended quite badly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkSVRanIj3A). My full photoset of this monster can be found here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawaii/tags/sealaunch/).

scrivener
December 3rd, 2007, 07:58 PM
kanahina: hang onto that memory stick. i might be able to help you. i'm the yearbook advisor at my school and have rescued many photos from bad storage media. let me know if you still have proplems in two days or so.

can your camera still see the files?

mel
December 4th, 2007, 05:38 AM
This thing so dominated the view from much of Honolulu Harbor, I had to check it out. People everywhere were stopping and gawking.

This thing caught me by surprise during my late afternoon walk around Kakaako Waterfront Park. I only had my point and shoot camera but managed to get this shot off among others (unpublished).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2082/2086216401_d9e8c484a9_o.jpg

Watched the thing sail off into the murky sunset....

kanahina
December 4th, 2007, 09:25 AM
kanahina: hang onto that memory stick. i might be able to help you. i'm the yearbook advisor at my school and have rescued many photos from bad storage media. let me know if you still have proplems in two days or so.

can your camera still see the files?

Yeah, the memory stick is fine. I can still view the pics through the camera and take more pics. I even uploaded them to my parents computer and it was fine. So that's why I think it is the card reader that is not working properly. But I bought a new external one that uses a USB cable and that wouldn't work either so I'm not sure what to do about that. :mad:

Should I just try to buy another card reader? Maybe the one I bought is a junk brand (Targus)? I hope Radio Shack will take it back even though we had to rip the plastic packaging apart to open the dang thing! But, it seems defective to me, so they better give me my money back!

But, I do have an old xd picture card from my previous Olympus camera that is damaged. It has pics of my son's birthday party when we rented one of those big inflatable water slides. He said it was the best birthday ever - and I have no pics because they are all stuck in the damaged card!:(

AbsolutChaos
December 5th, 2007, 03:09 PM
Here's one person exploring an entire tree uprooted from the ground near Temple Valley on the Windward side after the terrible storms last night...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g143/AbsolutChaos808/outdoors/DSCN0008.jpg

LikaNui
December 9th, 2007, 08:56 PM
As I just mentioned in The Best Part Of Today thread, one fun event was a birthday party for a very popular local musician, held at Don Ho's beach house in Lanikai. (The house is for sale now, if any of you have almost $7 million lying around. :p )
Click on the thumbnails to enlarge 'em:

LikaNui
December 9th, 2007, 09:03 PM
More of Don Ho's beach house at Lanikai. The first one is looking northwest toward Kaneohe, the second one facing the other way toward the smaller Mokulua island and with Molokai waaaaay off on the horizon, and then turning around and shooting the house from the same spot on the beach:

LikaNui
December 9th, 2007, 09:11 PM
Don Ho (and his birds) must've loved these views from his yard!

LikaNui
December 9th, 2007, 09:13 PM
My favorite party guests. Well, actually they were kinda the hosts!

1stwahine
December 10th, 2007, 08:00 AM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/1stwahine2/HPIM3532-1.jpg
Honolulu Hale's Christmas Tree 2007!!

Auntie Lynn

TATTRAT
December 10th, 2007, 02:38 PM
Took these over the past couple of nights, helping a buddy that is doing a website for this bar, Anna Bananas

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRAnnaBanannas030.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRAnnaBanannas034.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRAnnasNight2076.jpg

LikaNui
December 11th, 2007, 06:30 PM
The best part of last Sunday was getting to be 'Santa' and making a whole bunch of keiki very happy. Here's a couple of shots from one of the parents (I'm hoping there are better photos coming soon).

christa
December 12th, 2007, 08:00 AM
two from me. one was accidental. just a lot of bikes on hotel st.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/cwittmier/dec07/1.jpg

the next one is old. but made older with dumpr.net since i don't know how to use photoshop yet. haaa!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v468/cwittmier/dec07/e1acd46160c422ee_o.jpg

mel
December 14th, 2007, 05:36 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2270/2112203284_d66079e8e3_o.jpg
Honolulu Harbor Morning, taken while departing on the Hawaii Superferry, 12-13-07.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2258/2111425165_1150ae91b7_o.jpg
Off the coast of Maui on the Hawaii Superferry.

Leo Lakio
December 15th, 2007, 10:03 AM
Mel - despite the grief you and I occasionally give each other, I have no problem saying (again) that you are one hell of a great photographer. Thank you for sharing these great images with us.

Pomai
December 15th, 2007, 12:54 PM
Mel>>> you are one hell of a great photographer. Thank you for sharing these great images with us.Ditto!

If not for the cloud overcast, it would be worthy of a magazine cover. Still, awesome and worth some kind of use in advertising publication for ATM.

And that shot of Kahului harbor has my girlfriend's folk's home in it! That's Maui Arts & Cultural Center (and MCC) with the green roofs in the foreground. Far behind is Baldwin H.S., then Wailuku.

tikiyaki
December 15th, 2007, 05:32 PM
Mel - despite the grief you and I occasionally give each other, I have no problem saying (again) that you are one hell of a great photographer. Thank you for sharing these great images with us.

You guys give each other grief ?

I don't think I've ever seen it.

Mel is definitely an awesome photographer.

Leo Lakio
December 15th, 2007, 06:05 PM
You guys give each other grief ?
I don't think I've ever seen it.
Mel is definitely an awesome photographer.
It's not major - we are at differing ends of the political spectrum, but we respect each other. And he definitely is. His photos are consistently top-quality - well-composed, effectively lit, shot with clarity and a very artistic eye.

While I'm in a praising mode, TATTRAT's pictures from Anna Bananas are mighty fine, too --- the stories that beat-up SM-58 could tell...

mel
December 15th, 2007, 06:33 PM
Geez folks... don't make me blush over here... I think all of the photos posted to this thread a great. Tattrat's definitely got a good camera and takes some awesome scenics too.

And yes Leo and I are miles apart on that ol' political continuum, but I think we share a somewhat common affinity for music. More so Leo than me I suspect since he makes music and has worked in the biz.

Now let's not stray off topic and get back to photos.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2037/2113490277_a250285d66.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2037/2113490277_d0b03a01e7_o.jpg)
Another photo from Maui, the pier area after Superferry docked. I disembarked and touched the ground on Maui for about 30 minutes and was back on the boat to Oahu. More Superferry trip photos here: http://tinyurl.com/25gjr8

BTW most of my photos aren't that good. Perhaps a thread of crappy photos should be started. It could be funny.

Leo Lakio
December 15th, 2007, 07:06 PM
BTW most of my photos aren't that good. Perhaps a thread of crappy photos should be started. It could be funny.Now, THERE'S a thread to which I could probably add something - except I've pretty much given up on photography (gave my camera to the AF and never looked back; despite years of study and training, I just ain't got the eye. Guess I'll have to stick with ear-skills instead.)

Mel, if you're like most photographers I know, you probably take a lot of pictures and waste quite a few for each golden one - something made easier in this era of digital cameras. Keep posting the golden ones, will ya?

LikaNui
December 16th, 2007, 04:51 PM
I was out on the leeward coast a few days ago and stopped at Paradise Cove, one of my favorite 'secret' beaches. Secret? Well, it was a gorgeous day but a weekday, and not one single person there. Even on weekends, very few folks. And at low tide, it's like your own private Hanauma Bay. Great snorkeling with lots of fish, and great tidepools too.

LikaNui
December 16th, 2007, 04:56 PM
Verrrry windy on Kaneohe Bay today, but still enjoyed the sandbar.

TATTRAT
December 19th, 2007, 08:19 PM
From Queen Kapiolani Garden
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRFireworksSwapMeetAmyCarrieKa-14.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRFireworksSwapMeetAmyCarrieKa-22.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRFireworksSwapMeetAmyCarrieKa-13.jpg

TATTRAT
December 19th, 2007, 08:20 PM
And from the Swap Meet
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRFireworksSwapMeetAmyCarrieKa-17.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRFireworksSwapMeetAmyCarrieKa-6.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRFireworksSwapMeetAmyCarrieKa-9.jpg

GeckoGeek
December 20th, 2007, 07:19 AM
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRFireworksSwapMeetAmyCarrieKa-9.jpg

Is that a flash photo or existing light?

TATTRAT
December 20th, 2007, 03:10 PM
Existing light. Took that at the swap meet.

kanahina
December 20th, 2007, 04:01 PM
Amazing photos Tattrat!

Well, as for me, I finally got a memory card reader (that actually works this time!) so I was able to get my pics onto my computer, finally!

Here's one of the kids at Helemano Farms shopping for a Christmas tree!
http://a342.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/60/l_deacaf9f6d6077e8ed9df49320b7956d.jpg

Menehune Man
December 25th, 2007, 07:43 PM
Figured I share one of me and the SuperFerry on Maui!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2202/2137732850_8466cf7ea4_b.jpg

tikiyaki
December 25th, 2007, 08:04 PM
Don Ho (and his birds) must've loved these views from his yard!

Damn....nice photos LN...Mr Ho was a lucky man to have that view from his backyard.

Let me also add that all the photos on here are REALLY making me miss Hawaii :-(

LikaNui
December 28th, 2007, 04:46 PM
Look what Santa brought me for Christmas!!! Oh. Wait. I'm fantasizing. Okay. Look at this cruise ship! No. Wait. It's not a cruise ship, it's a private yacht, and it belongs to Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle Software.
At 450' long, it's one of the largest private yachts in the world. To get an idea of the scale, expand the photo and look at the two security guards standing at the back of the boat, down near the water. :eek:

mel
December 31st, 2007, 09:03 PM
The last sunset of 2007.....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/2153955236_82e98dd7f2.jpg

Kind of grainy since I shot this with my point and shoot Sony Cybershot P50, an 8 year old 2 megapixel camera. Tripod mounted. More of the last sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/macprohawaii/2153955236/) here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/macprohawaii/).

Happy New Year. :)

tutusue
December 31st, 2007, 09:59 PM
Absolutely gorgeous shot, Mel. I took this "last sunset of 2007" photo from my daughter's condo for my dad's (http://www.reelserviceshawaii.com/mydad/) web page. It shows the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and a corner of Magic Island. Today was so gray. I was pleased to get a semi-decent sunset.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2218/2153899970_bb1842d34b.jpg

Menehune Man
January 2nd, 2008, 09:49 AM
I scratched this into a banyan tree (where I work presently),
though did it within the first week of meeting my wife back in Sept. '91.

I had asked her to marry me after only two days. Her answer...
"Yes, but not yet!" In less than 3 months we were married.

Boy, she sure took a chance, eh?!
It worked though.

:D

kanahina
January 2nd, 2008, 12:23 PM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/kanahina/DSC00393.jpg

The newest addition to our family. We named him Colt (after UH QB Colt Brennan!)

TATTRAT
January 11th, 2008, 07:52 PM
What an incredible cruise, here are a few I took on Maui, and of Kauai's Na'Pali coast.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRMaui2HaleaklaWaileaIaoVallyey07.jpg



http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRKauaiBoatNapaliCpast201.jpg



http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRKauaiBoatNapaliCpast125.jpg

LikaNui
January 12th, 2008, 10:12 AM
Beautiful shots, Tatt. The pic of the Na Pali coast is simply gorgeous!

TATTRAT
January 13th, 2008, 05:06 PM
Thanks, man!

Here are 3 more from Na'Pali. Seriously, that is one of THE most incredible places I have EVER been/seen, just awe inspiring.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRKauaiBoatNapaliCpast150.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRKauaiBoatNapaliCpast183.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRKauaiBoatNapaliCpast257.jpg

mel
January 14th, 2008, 05:30 AM
Beautiful scenic photos TATTRAT!

TATTRAT
January 16th, 2008, 05:29 PM
Thanks, Mel!

Here are 3 from the Arizona memorial

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRPearlharborCruiseDAY1008.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRPearlharborCruiseDAY1072.jpg

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRPearlharborCruiseDAY1010-1.jpg

mel
January 16th, 2008, 09:57 PM
When oil slicks look that good... wow! Love the flag too. Sad but reverent place. God Bless America.

LikaNui
January 20th, 2008, 05:36 PM
After seeing all the beautiful photos from Tatt and Mel and others, I'm almost embarassed to show shots from my little cheapie camera, but.

This was approaching part of the sandbar yesterday:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%201-19-08/P1190005.jpg

Getting closer. Note the folks sitting in chairs on the dry sand... in the middle of Kaneohe Bay (for those who haven't been there). Even the dog's paws are dry!:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%201-19-08/P1190004.jpg

Yep, it's a volleyball game. On the sandbar. In the middle of Kaneohe Bay. Surrounded by 50' of water on all sides! And note the waves breaking on the reef way in the back:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%201-19-08/P1190007.jpg

January in Hawai`i. You gotta love it!

LikaNui
January 20th, 2008, 05:50 PM
Approaching Coconut Island on my way home. I'm in 46' of water, which carries right up to that light patch of coral covered by less than one foot of water. :eek: :

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%201-19-08/P1190014.jpg

On the other side of Coconut Island. From 46' of water to just a few inches, in the blink of an eye:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%201-19-08/P1190015.jpg

Photos are on PhotoBucket at this link (http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%201-19-08/), or viewable as a slideshow at this link (http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%201-19-08/?albumview=slideshow).

One of these days I've gotta get a good camera and a good selection of lenses.

acousticlady
January 21st, 2008, 03:05 AM
After seeing all the beautiful photos from Tatt and Mel and others, I'm almost embarassed to show shots from my little cheapie camera, but.

January in Hawai`i. You gotta love it!

Never be embarrassed - of all the shots posted, your's make me the most jealous (in a good way). Someone asked me what I want out of life and I showed them one of our pictures!

Kalei99
January 21st, 2008, 04:51 AM
It's been snowing A LOT here in Heber City, UT. Not too many sunny days where you can get some nice, clean shots. Here are a few from when the sun came out one day...

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e256/kalei99/CIMG4237.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e256/kalei99/CIMG4239.jpg

Kalei99
January 21st, 2008, 04:54 AM
And here are a few from the "Ice Tree." Our neighbors use a garden hose to freeze their tree every winter. Here's this winter's version:

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e256/kalei99/DSC_0044.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e256/kalei99/DSC_0040.jpg

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e256/kalei99/DSC_0043.jpg

GeckoGeek
January 21st, 2008, 07:20 AM
on my way home

You didn't stick around for low tide? I would have expected to see dry sand. It was quite low yesterday.

kanahina
January 21st, 2008, 10:56 AM
here are two more pics of our now 3 month old Jack Russell Terrier pup, Colt (named after Colt Brennan!)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/kanahina/DSC00474.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/kanahina/DSC00473.jpg

Lei K
January 21st, 2008, 11:13 AM
Lika you made me miss home more than usual today. My trip back can't come soon enough.

LikaNui
January 21st, 2008, 11:45 AM
Never be embarrassed - of all the shots posted, your's make me the most jealous (in a good way). Someone asked me what I want out of life and I showed them one of your pictures!


Lika you made me miss home more than usual today. My trip back can't come soon enough. Thanks, to both of you. Although I feel kinda guilty for making you both feel homesick. :o


You didn't stick around for low tide? I would have expected to see dry sand. It was quite low yesterday. I took those photos at the peak of high tide, which wasn't very high at only +0.8'. Low tide was around 8:30am (I was still puttering around the house) and again at 5:45pm (I was back home to watch UFC80 on PPV).

Also, to Kalei 99 -- awesome photos of that white stuff, whatever it is. :p
And to Kanahina -- cuuuute puppy! Makes me just want to pick the little guy up and give him a hug.

Adri
January 21st, 2008, 11:58 AM
Kalei99: Very nice pictures! But, um, why do your neighbors freeze their trees?

kanahina: What a cute cute cute puppy!

LikaNui: That looked like a beautiful and fun day :)

Mel and TATTRAT: Impressive, as always :)

TATTRAT
January 21st, 2008, 05:19 PM
Thanks, Adri!

Man, those sand bar pics are great, what a cool place!

AbsolutChaos
January 28th, 2008, 09:39 AM
Introducing some HT'ers to Indian food at Cafe Maharani...

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g143/AbsolutChaos808/PicsToSendToPeople/MaharaniPanorama.jpg

Some of the food included: naan (of course!), saffron rice, tandoori chicken, palak paneer, raita, and eggplant pakora. YUUUMM!!! I'm getting hungry all over again...

LikaNui
February 8th, 2008, 04:50 PM
Hmmmmm.
I'm just sayin'.

TATTRAT
February 8th, 2008, 07:11 PM
ROFL!

And I think they are all about the same age!

TATTRAT
February 8th, 2008, 07:30 PM
since the thread was bumped, here are a few ones I have taken lately...

shot at a high ISO to get some film grain type quality. Nothing amazing, just stock photography.

Fun in the sink, lol
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh20/jons_got_shots/DSLRWaterPlay140.jpg

gloomy
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh20/jons_got_shots/GloomyWinter2.jpg

a little spider on Maui
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh20/jons_got_shots/ANIMALS%20BIG%20AND%20SMALL/DSLRMaui2HaleaklaWaileaIaoVallyey34.jpg

LikaNui
February 9th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Awesome photos, Tatt... as usual.
I've gotta get you and Mel and the others with fancy cameras out to the sandbar this summer. I'd love to see what a good camera could do out there.
In the meantime, here's a link to a slideshow (http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-9-08/?albumview=slideshow) of 16 photos I took there today with my cheapie camera, an old Olympus D-490 with a measly 2 megapixels.
Nice day out there today. Totally sunny, then totally cloudy, sunny again, a couple of rain squalls, ad infinitum. (100% sunny right now.)
(And for your boaters -- I didn't used my rudders even once all day. Did it all with just the transmissions and the trim tabs. Like the SuperFerry.)
Here's a couple of the shots from that slideshow. This first one is taken from the stern (back) of the boat. When I backed in to anchor, I was able to step off the back of the boat without even getting my knees wet, then hand-carried the anchor in to where it's set. At the same time, the bow (front) of the boat is in 35' of water!:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-9-08/P2090007.jpg

Here are some of today's neighbors:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-9-08/P2090008.jpg

And this one shows Kualoa Point in the distance (and Chinaman's Hat, if you look closely). The water color indicates the depth. At the bottom of the photo, the water is 35' deep on the left side and 1' deep on the right side:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-9-08/P2090013.jpg

mel
February 9th, 2008, 04:37 PM
Awesome photos, Tatt... as usual.
I've gotta get you and Mel and the others with fancy cameras out to the sandbar this summer. I'd love to see what a good camera could do out there.

My fear is getting the big expensive camera wet! :eek:

Often times I've seen some great pictures taken with lesser endowed cameras. All of the shots I've seen of the sandbar from you look good IMHO. :)

LikaNui
February 9th, 2008, 05:34 PM
My fear is getting the big expensive camera wet! Guaranz, we can it keep it bone dry, Mel. One of my buddies has a camera that cost $4,500 [/gasp] and never has a problem. Keep the camera down below in the cabin while I'm underway at speed. If you see something you want to shoot, I stop the boat for a minute. Once at the sandbar, just step off the boat with the camera sealed in one or two large ZipLoc bags just for extra insurance. Nothing to it.


Often times I've seen some great pictures taken with lesser endowed cameras. Back in the day, I got incredibly lucky with one shot that was actually used as the cover of a fairly large magazine. The photo was taken with... a $4 disposable camera! (Fuji. Best color saturation.) Pure unmitigated luck.
The photo's in a box somewhere. I'll try to find it and post it.


All of the shots I've seen of the sandbar from you look good IMHO. You're too kind. But thanks.
Now look at this guy on the left. His knees are dry. He could've easily held a camera and kept it dry:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-9-08/P2090017.jpg

And see all those little dots way off in the background (below)? Those are people with dry knees (and dry cameras) too!:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-9-08/P2090015.jpg

My offer stands, Mel.

GeckoGeek
February 10th, 2008, 08:51 PM
sealed in one or two large ZipLoc bags just for extra insurance.

I've learned the hard way that ZipLocs are not water proof. It might be ok for a quick dunk, but not for any length of time. Better to get the waterproof bags in the camping section.

mel
February 11th, 2008, 09:35 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1153/1249923285_633842f202_o.jpg

The big news today is the announcement that NCL Hawaii Cruises will be pulling the Pride of Aloha (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1139/1249922883_575b8dbb64_o.jpg) out of the island market. Of the three cruise ships operated by NCL in Hawaii, I think this was the nicest looking one, despite being the smallest. With the departure of the Pride of Hawaii (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/2113570619_1b21f1a5b9_o.jpg) last week, the island cruise market is left with NCL's Pride of America (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1421/1241377933_30a093c5c7_o.jpg). Surely a sign of either a bad marketing plan or a softening economy.

TATTRAT
February 12th, 2008, 01:59 AM
Great Shot, Mel! I can't believe she it the "little one", lol!


Here is her Big Sister, we had an AWESOME time on this boat! Not to mention the other Islands. Maui and Kauai were my top 2 pics:D

From Maui, on High Street

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRMaui2HaleaklaWaileaIaoVallyey23.jpg


On the Big Island, Kona

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRKauaiWaimeaCanyon005.jpg

LikaNui
February 12th, 2008, 06:54 AM
I've learned the hard way that ZipLocs are not water proof. It might be ok for a quick dunk, but not for any length of time. Better to get the waterproof bags in the camping section. You're right, and "dry bags" are also available at all kayak stores.
But in this case, we're not talking about taking Mel on a kayak or a Hobie cat or anything where he can expect to get wet. It would be on a 30' Sea Ray Express, going out to the sandbar, where he can step right off the boat into less than 2' of water. In that case, a ZipLoc or two is just extra, but unneeded, insurance. If it was a really windy day, there might be some salt spray in the air. Other than that... dry dry dry. :)

LikaNui
February 17th, 2008, 08:34 AM
Took the boat to the sandbar again yesterday. Nothing spectacular, but the slideshow of 11 photos is at this link (http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-16-08/?albumview=slideshow).
Interesting to see a huge Navy ship leaving the marine base and heading out through the bay.
Weather was perfectly sunny in the morning, with clouds building up in the afternoon and coming off the Ko`olau mountains and out over the bay, opposite of normal tradewind patterns. A bit of Vog in the air.
Seems like the sandbar's high spot is gaining more sand. I was there at high tide, and you can see that the high spot is bigger than past photos I've posted. As the tide started to drop, it got much bigger.
Planning to go again tomorrow, on President's Day. Will take the kayak along this time, and plan to anchor away from the crowds and the high spot, so hopefully will have some different photos, in case anyone isn't bored and still bothers looking at them. :o
Here's a couple of teasers from yesterday:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-16-08/P2160010.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-16-08/P2160015.jpg

LocalMotion
February 17th, 2008, 07:44 PM
here's a couple recognizable places with a twist...

http://homepage.mac.com/brianhancock/.Public/hawaii1.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/brianhancock/.Public/bishopst.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/brianhancock/.Public/alamoana.jpg

TATTRAT
February 18th, 2008, 03:45 AM
Cool pics, looks like HDR.

LocalMotion
February 18th, 2008, 10:42 AM
Cool pics, looks like HDR.

Yeah it's the Tone Mapping portion of HDR with just 1 pic

TATTRAT
February 18th, 2008, 03:21 PM
ahhh, see these are the things I want to learn. I have Photoshop, and Pain.net, but photoshop seems SO difficult to use/learn.

craigwatanabe
February 18th, 2008, 06:32 PM
If you want free photoshop tutorials that's easy to use try going to Youtube.com and follow the series of tutorials by Photoshop Mama (http://youtube.com/watch?v=w3OS46DfykA). Or go to her website at: photoshopmama.net (http://www.photoshopmama.net/?reload)

It's so easy to use. Youtube has been such a blessing for free tutorials for stuff like Access, (http://youtube.com/watch?v=zJ0i9n8DZL4) Excel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAi4Rx_1uGc&feature=related) and a bunch of other Office suite and database programs such as Groupwise (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hwirTC746Q) and others.

LikaNui
February 18th, 2008, 07:27 PM
Took the boat to the sandbar again yesterday. (...)
Planning to go again tomorrow, on President's Day. Will take the kayak along this time, and plan to anchor away from the crowds and the high spot, so hopefully will have some different photos, in case anyone isn't bored and still bothers looking at them. :o

Did it. The weather was perfect. Ended up close to the high spot anyway, since friends were nearby and waved me in.
Took the new (to me) kayak along, and got some interesting shots from it. Just stuck the camera in two ZipLoc bags and pulled it out when I wanted to shoot. Paddled way out toward the reef and found a Japanese fishing float drifting in. Saw a huge honu and a large manta ray.
Ended up taking 35 photos (including about a dozen of the boat, since it was a new angle from the kayak). The slideshow is at this link (http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-18-08/?albumview=slideshow).
A couple of teasers?
My boat is the one on the right:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-18-08/P2180023.jpg

The orange ball is the Japanese fishing float:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-18-08/P2180029.jpg

LikaNui
February 18th, 2008, 07:38 PM
Three more teasers.
I like the composition of this one:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-18-08/P2180031.jpg

Here's a sandbar traffic jam:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-18-08/P2180033.jpg

And here's the ride:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%202-18-08/P2180012.jpg

That's it. To see the rest, the link is in the post above. Thanks for putting up with the sandbar mania...

GeckoGeek
February 20th, 2008, 11:04 PM
Interesting to see a huge Navy ship leaving the marine base and heading out through the bay.

Yeah, don't usually see something that big so close in. My brother says it's not Navy. Markings not correct. Not sure what it was.

kanahina
February 22nd, 2008, 08:53 PM
the kids "fishing" at Moanalua Garden

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/kanahina/DSC00563.jpg

LikaNui
February 24th, 2008, 06:22 PM
I'd love to see what a good camera could do out there. (...) In the meantime, here's photos I took there today with my cheapie camera, an old Olympus D-490 with a measly 2 megapixels. And I'm pleased to say that that Olympus camera is now retired. It was replaced, just a few hours ago, with a Kodak Z712 IS (http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-locale=en_US&pq-path=10689), with 7.1 megapixels and a 12x (!!!) zoom. (And the "IS" stands for Image Stabilization; a desirable feature since the camera will be used from a boat quite often.) I also got a SanDisk 2GB memory card (http://www.sandisk.com/Products/ProductInfo.aspx?ID=1086) for it.
Anyone here on HT have opinions on this camera? I looked at the reviews at this link (http://www.amazon.com/review/product/B000NOQVQK/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?%5Fencoding=UTF8&showViewpoints=1) on Amazon.com, and was pleasantly surprised to see that of 107 reviews, 68 give the camera 5 stars, 29 gave it 4 stars, and only 10 were lower than that. I hope I made a good choice.
It's gonna be great fun to learn how to get the most out of it, but it seems to do pretty darned well just on the Full Auto mode. Straight out of the box and on Full Auto, I snapped these 9 test photos (http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/New%20Kodak%20Z712IS%20Camera/?albumview=slideshow), shown as a slideshow at that link.
Here's two shots from my yard (and like the slideshow, reduced in size for easier internet viewing):
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/New%20Kodak%20Z712IS%20Camera/100_0016.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/New%20Kodak%20Z712IS%20Camera/100_0001.jpg

LikaNui
February 24th, 2008, 06:28 PM
Gotta love the 12x zoom, and here's why. If you look really really closely, you might see the yellow fire hydrant dead-center in this photo:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/New%20Kodak%20Z712IS%20Camera/100_0010.jpg

And here it is, using the zoom and taken from exactly the same place:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/New%20Kodak%20Z712IS%20Camera/100_0011.jpg


:eek:

Jim75
February 27th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Wow, tons of amazing photos!

Here's one of the big silverback at the San Diego Zoo.

http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/259663009_DbDBp-L.jpg

1stwahine
February 27th, 2008, 05:10 PM
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/Picture289.jpg
Shopping Carts!:D

Auntie Lynn

tutusue
February 27th, 2008, 05:57 PM
[...]
Shopping Carts!:D
Looooooooooove it!!! <tee hee!>

Jim75
February 29th, 2008, 05:02 PM
I took this photo at Honaunau on the Big Island last March.http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/260373146_8jyTz-L.jpg

Jim75
February 29th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Here is the above photo Kaliedescoped.http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/259663560_iDHRC-XL.jpg

LikaNui
February 29th, 2008, 05:05 PM
Very nice! Love the yellow tang right in the middle.

Menehune Man
February 29th, 2008, 05:47 PM
the kids "fishing" at Moanalua Garden

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/kanahina/DSC00563.jpg

In small keed time. I used to catch tadpoles and small fish for my pet turtle there.
That's a Great photo and thanks for the memory too!

Jim75
March 1st, 2008, 08:14 AM
Rare sighting of a pair of graceful Sea Antelope.

Amati (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showpost.php?p=185600&postcount=1) was recently asking about using an image editing program to do things like put a head on a different body.

So I was viewing the Video Link Discussion this morning and I watched the links Ryan referred to (http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showpost.php?p=183543&postcount=414) and tried some of it out. Turns out it's easier than I thought. I'd been able to do some rougher attempts at dropping one pic into another by "selecting", but pasting the whole image in and using the erase tool to take out the background yielded much better results (at least with images that don't have a solid edge).

I really lose track of time when I start into something like this.:p

http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/260564207_tC3eQ-L.jpg

tutusue
March 1st, 2008, 08:32 AM
[...]I really lose track of time when I start into something like this.:p[...]
You've posted some very cool manipulated photos, Jim75. Love 'em! This statement of yours is exactly why I don't pursue this kind of creativity. It's way too much fun for me and I can get lost in it for hours...days, even. Ditto for basic video editing (iMovie). Absolutely love to do that kinda stuff.

Jim75
March 1st, 2008, 09:03 AM
You've posted some very cool manipulated photos, Jim75. Love 'em! This statement of yours is exactly why I don't pursue this kind of creativity. It's way too much fun for me and I can get lost in it for hours...days, even. Ditto for basic video editing (iMovie). Absolutely love to do that kinda stuff.

Thanks tutusue. Yup, one minute your adjusting and experimenting and next thing you know 3 hours have slipped by.

I'll bet video editing is a blast. In the past I've considered getting one of those digital videocams with the 3 color chips that'll take documentary quality movies. It's been a couple of years since I looked into those, so technology may have moved beyond that by now. So often you see amazing things that just can't be captured with a still camera.

Do you know if they've made consumer level videocams that shoot hi-def?

Jim75
March 1st, 2008, 10:22 AM
I went through and picked out a handful I really like, but there are lots of other excellent shots too.



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2008/2043644909_39e45f9e44_o.jpg




Hula Dancers at Ala Moana Center. Taken 10-2007, Yashica Electro 35mm rangefinder camera.
Great shot. I forget how sometimes black and white is 'just right' for a particular photo.





http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2270/2112203284_d66079e8e3_o.jpg


Honolulu Harbor Morning, taken while departing on the Hawaii Superferry, 12-13-07.





Twilight photos are some of my favorites. The cloud cover reallys adds to this one.





What an incredible cruise, here are a few I took on Maui, and of Kauai's Na'Pali coast.






http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z86/tattratt2000/DSLRMaui2HaleaklaWaileaIaoVallyey07.jpg


Excellent light, composition, and exposure. When this unfolded I'll bet you said to yourself "Oh yeah. That's what I'm talkin' about".

Jim75
March 1st, 2008, 10:24 AM
here are two more pics of our now 3 month old Jack Russell Terrier pup, Colt (named after Colt Brennan!)






http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b127/kanahina/DSC00474.jpg



Great portrait. Lots of personality. Makes me feel good!



http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1153/1249923285_633842f202_o.jpg







I think this was the nicest looking one.




Amazing light.



here's a couple recognizable places with a twist...







http://homepage.mac.com/brianhancock/.Public/hawaii1.jpg




Great composition and treatment. The look reminds me of those 'old time' postcards, but the architecture is thoroughly modern. Good combination.

tutusue
March 1st, 2008, 11:04 AM
Thanks tutusue. Yup, one minute your adjusting and experimenting and next thing you know 3 hours have slipped by.

I'll bet video editing is a blast. In the past I've considered getting one of those digital videocams with the 3 color chips that'll take documentary quality movies. It's been a couple of years since I looked into those, so technology may have moved beyond that by now. So often you see amazing things that just can't be captured with a still camera.

Do you know if they've made consumer level videocams that shoot hi-def?
Dunno about consumer hi-def but I do own a 3CCD Panasonic camcorder and use it for work. My "work" is viewed by directors and producers and all have remarked on the high quality of the video...altho' the camera operator leaves a lot to be desired! :D Those cameras have really come down in price and I highly recommend them.

WindwardOahuRN
March 1st, 2008, 11:10 AM
Okay---just how do you do the photo pasting thing here? I think I qualify as educable but I seem to be screwing up royally with the photo pasting attempts. :mad:

Vanguard
March 1st, 2008, 11:36 AM
Okay---just how do you do the photo pasting thing here? I think I qualify as educable but I seem to be screwing up royally with the photo pasting attempts. :mad:

Do you have webspace? If so, simply upload your photo(s) there and then paste the URL(s) in the reply box. Then make sure each URL is surrounded by IMG tags.

If you don't have webspace, you can upload your photos to www.imageshack.us

TATTRAT
March 1st, 2008, 11:57 AM
Thanks, Jim75.

That was a GREAT sunrise, I will never forget it.

I like the almost "other planet" atmosphere at the top of Haleakala, and I think that shot caught it just how I wanted.

WindwardOahuRN
March 1st, 2008, 12:25 PM
Do you have webspace? If so, simply upload your photo(s) there and then paste the URL(s) in the reply box. Then make sure each URL is surrounded by IMG tags.

If you don't have webspace, you can upload your photos to www.imageshack.us

I use the Kodak site to store my photos. It provides a URL but it doesn't seem to work with HT. :mad:

Jim75
March 1st, 2008, 12:27 PM
WindwardOahuRN, when you go to post a reply and try to put in a photo are you using the little photo insert icon http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/260668789_yJhk4-S.gif, if so be sure to delete the http:// that shows up in the little rectangle before you paste in your complete url to the pic.

If you trying to write the html into the text this links to a page of info that is quite helpful

http://www.hawaiithreads.com/misc.php?do=bbcode#imgcode

1stwahine
March 4th, 2008, 06:59 AM
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/FILE0041-1.jpg
From Tantalus Drive.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/FILE0051.jpg
From Tantalus Lookout.:D

Auntie Lynn

Jim75
March 4th, 2008, 01:18 PM
What a great view of Honolulu and especially Diamond Head!

1stwahine
March 4th, 2008, 01:33 PM
Turning to our right. More from Tantalus Lookout of Honolulu.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/FILE0045-2.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/FILE0046-1.jpg

Auntie Lynn

tutusue
March 4th, 2008, 01:46 PM
What a great view of Honolulu and especially Diamond Head!
Not to mention Auntie Lynn! ;)

1stwahine
March 4th, 2008, 01:47 PM
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/FILE0047-1.jpg
Magic Island in the background.

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/FILE0043.jpg

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/FILE0053.jpg

"Directions:

From Waikiki get on Ala Wai Blvd., turn right on McCully Street and head towards the mountains. You will cross a bridge over the H1 Lunalilo Freeway, after the bridge turn left onto Wilder Avenue. Drive northwest and turn right on Makiki Street, at the 1st set of lights. Follow Makiki Street up until you come to a Y and then take Round Top Drive the rest of the way. You will end up going past the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl and will come out into the business district of Honolulu."
http://www.hawaiiweb.com/oahu/sites_to_see/tantalus_lookout.htm

Auntie Lynn

Jim75
March 4th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Not to mention Auntie Lynn! ;)
Absolutely! She's our Tantalizing Tour Tipster of Tantalus!:D

1stwahine
March 4th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Not to mention Auntie Lynn! ;)


Absolutely! She's our Tantalizing Tour Tipster of Tantalus!:D

Too funny. :p

Mahalo,

Auntie Lynn

LikaNui
March 7th, 2008, 04:28 PM
Auntie, how about posting that photo showing yourself in the mirror of you car? That's a cooool shot too!
In the meantime, here's a couple from yesterday. This one shows three guys fishing off a ledge where fisherman frequently getting washed off by waves:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/3-6-08%20East%20End%20Drive/100_0088.jpg

I love this place for bodysurfing, with the waves bouncing back and forth off the cliffs. I imagine most folks know where this is:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/3-6-08%20East%20End%20Drive/100_0091.jpg

And most should know this place too:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/3-6-08%20East%20End%20Drive/100_0106.jpg

LikaNui
March 7th, 2008, 04:33 PM
And just two more.
This one...

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/3-6-08%20East%20End%20Drive/100_0109.jpg

... was taken here:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/3-6-08%20East%20End%20Drive/100_0106.jpg

1stwahine
March 7th, 2008, 10:42 PM
Auntie, how about posting that photo showing yourself in the mirror of you car? That's a cooool shot too!

heheheh

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/FILE0070-1.jpg

Beautiful pictures LikaNui!:D

Auntie Lynn

Jim75
March 8th, 2008, 04:38 AM
I love this place for bodysurfing, with the waves bouncing back and forth off the cliffs. I imagine most folks know where this is:


Great shots, LikaNui! I was studying your earlier pics of the bay. That's an amazing boat you've got. I have limited knowledge about boats and I was curious as to whether you could take a boat like yours across the channel to Molokai or Kauai. I suppose it depends on the winds. I've been on several catamarans on snorkeling/whale & dolphin watching tours. It's pretty hard to top being in the ocean on a boat with the warm ocean air and sunshine.

Jim75
March 8th, 2008, 04:57 AM
Here's a few from Kauai:

From Hanalei toward the mountains; Sunrise from SeaLodge toward lighthouse on North Shore; and Waimea Canyon http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/176401779_9VUif-L.jpg http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/176392460_mXwsj-L.jpg http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/176401986_U6ofZ-L.jpg

LikaNui
March 8th, 2008, 09:44 AM
heheheh

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/FILE0070-1.jpg

That's the one! I love that shot, Auntie. Well done!


Beautiful pictures LikaNui!:D Thanks. I've gotta make 'em a little smaller next time, though. I'm still learning. :o

TATTRAT
March 8th, 2008, 09:52 AM
Great shots, ALL!!!!!!

Making me miss Hawaii even MORE!


I guess I could put up some pics of where I am now, but they would pale in comparison!

LikaNui
March 8th, 2008, 10:08 AM
Great shots, LikaNui! Thanks, but your shots of Kauai are much greater!


I was studying your earlier pics of the bay. That's an amazing boat you've got. I have limited knowledge about boats and I was curious as to whether you could take a boat like yours across the channel to Molokai or Kauai. I suppose it depends on the winds. I imagine you know that the Molokai Channel can be one of the roughest spots in the Pacific Ocean. In simple terms, when the tradewinds are blowing they get compressed as they squeeze between Molokai and Oahu and get even stronger, and waves of 12' to 20'+ are fairly common. Think "Mister Toad's Wild Ride" on steroids. :p
But yes, my boat can handle it. Sea Ray's are well built. I used to have a 39' version of this one (which is only 30'). They're unusually wide, and keep the weight down low too, so they're wonderful in rough water.
Inter-island trips are no problem. Fortunately Hawaii has year-round boating weather, so we can usually afford to wait for good weather windows. But it's good to know that the boat can answer a rescue call in any kind of weather.
I'll be using it to escort some of the paddling races from Molokai to here. Should make for some fun photos!


It's pretty hard to top being in the ocean on a boat with the warm ocean air and sunshine. I'm sure you've heard the old saying that "The worst day on the ocean is better than the best day at work."
But my favorite is this one -- "God does not deduct from our lifespan the time spent out on the ocean."
Amene.

mel
March 8th, 2008, 12:57 PM
I went through and picked out a handful I really like, but there are lots of other excellent shots too.
Great shot. I forget how sometimes black and white is 'just right' for a particular photo.

Twilight photos are some of my favorites. The cloud cover reallys adds to this one.

Your observations of my photos are appreciated. Thank you.

Lately I have noticed better photos from everyone who posts here. Keep it up! :)

mel
March 8th, 2008, 08:12 PM
Caught the First Hawaiian Auto Show at the Convention Center today. Here are some photos.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2368/2320610194_7f8a2526b2_o.jpg
Expensive Exotic - Reflecting on a Maserrati sedan....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2194/2319517799_83513e3f9d_o.jpg
Classic Beauty - 1965 Ford Mustang

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2137/2320404648_7d0a926679_o.jpg
Wanna go for a ride or just watch TV? $114,000 Lexus LS600 Hybrid

More photos at my Flickr Auto Show (http://www.flickr.com/photos/macprohawaii/sets/72157604073063740/) album.

LikaNui
March 9th, 2008, 05:37 PM
Great shots, Mel. I loved the lady's reflection in the Maserati window!

I took some photos yesterday, testing out the new camera. I was doing projects on the boat all day yesterday (and today), but since a whole bunch of friends were taking their boats out to the sandbar I took a brief break to blast out and test the new camera there and at Coconut Island.
I had to use KodakGallery because Photobucket was acting up and I'm tired of fighting with it. So the 'teaser' photos this time are thumbnails:

LikaNui
March 9th, 2008, 05:48 PM
And three more teasers:

LikaNui
March 9th, 2008, 05:55 PM
Lastly, for a camera costing only a hair over $200, I'm very impressed with the 12x zoom. These two photos of Kualoa Point/Chinaman's Hat were taken mere seconds apart!:

LikaNui
March 10th, 2008, 07:48 PM
PhotoBucket is still acting up, but not as bad. Seems like only a few of the 49 photos were affected. The slideshow is at this link (http://s269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Sandbar%20Coconut%20Island%203-8-08/?albumview=slideshow). Lots of shots of reefs and coral heads, friends at the sandbar, another gorgeous reef with Marine Corps Base Kaneohe in the background, and then Coconut Island.

Jim75
March 13th, 2008, 05:44 PM
Lastly, for a camera costing only a hair over $200, I'm very impressed with the 12x zoom. These two photos of Kualoa Point/Chinaman's Hat were taken mere seconds apart!:
Definitely can't beat a 12x zoom for that price. You're getting great shots with it.

Jim75
March 15th, 2008, 08:17 AM
Here are a couple from the Big Island. The sunset was taken from the golf course adjacent to Kanaloa at Kona in Keauhou. The honu was at Honaunau.
http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/266004158_xPL5f-L.jpg
http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/266004553_TibUD-L.jpg

LikaNui
March 15th, 2008, 08:56 AM
Excellent shots, Jim! On a scale of 1 to 10, that honu shot is an 11.

Pomai
March 15th, 2008, 09:52 AM
And three more teasers:All your shots of Kaneohe bay makes me miss living there. I might have to move back. :)

The shots off Makapu'u and blow hole area are sweet as well. What exactly is the camera model?

Jim, that shot of the Honu swimming under water is truly a keeper. I'd frame that and put it on the wall! so is the one of the Hanalei taro farm. Awesome.

Here's the neighbor's pet pig Kalua (shot taken yesterday), now about 1-1/2 years old...

http://www.96seven44.com/images/pig_kalua_3.08.jpg

Here he was at just about 9 months old...

http://www.96seven44.com/images/kalua_the_pig_montage.jpg

Whoah man, you let yourself GO!

His favorite treat is chocolate candy. Loves the stuff... and it shows. lol

LikaNui
March 15th, 2008, 12:50 PM
All your shots of Kaneohe bay makes me miss living there. I might have to move back. :) The shots off Makapu'u and blow hole area are sweet as well. What exactly is the camera model? It's a Kodak V712 IS. (The IS standing for Image Stabilization, of course.)
Enjoyed your shots of Kalua!

Jim75
March 16th, 2008, 06:44 AM
Excellent shots, Jim! On a scale of 1 to 10, that honu shot is an 11. Thanks LikaNui. All the planets were aligned for that shot.:)


Jim, that shot of the Honu swimming under water is truly a keeper. I'd frame that and put it on the wall! so is the one of the Hanalei taro farm. Awesome.

Here's the neighbor's pet pig Kalua ... Thanks Pomai. The pics and story of Kalua made me smile. Looks like he could stand a little extra perambulation.:p I've always wondered about pigs as pets. Does he relate like a dog, ie liking attention, petting, scratching, etc? Is he terratorial about their yard?

It's a Kodak V712 IS. (The IS standing for Image Stabilization, of course.)
Enjoyed your shots of Kalua!Image Stabilization is great. It's a 'must have' feature, especially with the long zoom.

Jim75
March 16th, 2008, 07:41 AM
I use the Kodak site to store my photos. It provides a URL but it doesn't seem to work with HT. :mad:
I was checking out the Kodak site - http://www.kodakgallery.com/HelpShare.jsp?#aboutshare

I didn't see any instructions about how to post to a message board or blog, so it's unlikely the problem is with your efforts. You might have to upload some photos to Flickr or Photobucket. Flickr let's you upload 100mb of photos per month for free. Here's the Flickr account sign-up page (https://edit.yahoo.com/registration?.intl=us&new=1&.done=https%3A//login.yahoo.com/config/validate%3F.src=flickr%26.pc=5134%26.scrumb=0%26.p d=c%253DE0.GahOp2e4MjkX.5l2HgAoLkpmyPvccpVM-%26.intl=us%26.done=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.flickr. com%252Fsignin%252Fyahoo%252F&.src=flickr&.v=0&.u=18getal3tqme6&partner=&.partner=&pkg=&stepid=&.p=&promo=&.last=)

craigwatanabe
March 16th, 2008, 12:08 PM
Caught the First Hawaiian Auto Show at the Convention Center today. Here are some photos.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2368/2320610194_7f8a2526b2_o.jpg
Expensive Exotic - Reflecting on a Maserrati sedan....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2194/2319517799_83513e3f9d_o.jpg
Classic Beauty - 1965 Ford Mustang

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2137/2320404648_7d0a926679_o.jpg
Wanna go for a ride or just watch TV? $114,000 Lexus LS600 Hybrid

More photos at my Flickr Auto Show (http://www.flickr.com/photos/macprohawaii/sets/72157604073063740/) album.


Did someone steal the shifter knob on that Lexus?

Got2HaVKaYaNoW
March 16th, 2008, 01:22 PM
Did someone steal the shifter knob on that Lexus?

I actually worked this year at the FHB Autoshow Ford Display...the show people ask dealers/owners, to remove the shift knobs out of Manual Trans cars for safety purposes..I "think" they dont want people pressing the clutch and shifting thru the gears.

Lei K
March 16th, 2008, 01:32 PM
I actually worked this year at the FHB Autoshow Ford Display...the show people ask dealers/owners, to remove the shift knobs out of Manual Trans cars for safety purposes..I "think" they dont want people pressing the clutch and shifting thru the gears.

*off topic*

KAYA! Where you been girl?! How are you? Haven't seen you in da other hale for a while either but then again, I haven't been @ the other hale for a bit myself. Should have known pictures from a car show would have brought you out. :p Anyway, hope you are well. Aloha.

Got2HaVKaYaNoW
March 16th, 2008, 01:59 PM
*off topic*

KAYA! Where you been girl?! How are you? Haven't seen you in da other hale for a while either but then again, I haven't been @ the other hale for a bit myself. Should have known pictures from a car show would have brought you out. :p Anyway, hope you are well. Aloha.

Hey Girl!!

Well you know me...lol yea I'm still alive, haven't been on on lately. Just thought today, "whats going on in HT?"

Nice seeing you again,,,aloha!

LikaNui
March 17th, 2008, 03:33 PM
From Nanakuli yesterday, at a scattering of ashes at sea:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Ray%20Kane%20Service%203-16-08/100_0234.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Ray%20Kane%20Service%203-16-08/100_0243.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Ray%20Kane%20Service%203-16-08/100_0266.jpg

More in the next post...

LikaNui
March 17th, 2008, 03:39 PM
More...

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Ray%20Kane%20Service%203-16-08/100_0275.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Ray%20Kane%20Service%203-16-08/100_0277.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Ray%20Kane%20Service%203-16-08/100_0287.jpg

And just a few more to follow...

Jim75
March 17th, 2008, 05:25 PM
From Nanakuli yesterday, at a scattering of ashes at sea:
That's a beautiful thing.

LikaNui
March 17th, 2008, 06:24 PM
Oceanic Cable pooped out over here for a few hours, just as I was going to post these.
Notice the guy walking across the sand at the bottom of the first photo here, carrying the paddle and flowers.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Ray%20Kane%20Service%203-16-08/100_0288.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Ray%20Kane%20Service%203-16-08/100_0290.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Ray%20Kane%20Service%203-16-08/100_0291.jpg

LikaNui
March 17th, 2008, 06:41 PM
The last three:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Ray%20Kane%20Service%203-16-08/100_0241.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Ray%20Kane%20Service%203-16-08/100_0247.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/Ray%20Kane%20Service%203-16-08/100_0276.jpg

Pau.

Jim75
March 17th, 2008, 06:54 PM
Those are some great pics LikaNui. The 3 of the man walking to the sea and then paddling out really tell a story. What a cool way to say goodbye.

Kaukura
March 17th, 2008, 07:47 PM
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o23/AllenJamesHNL/arbe1.jpg

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o23/AllenJamesHNL/eglise1.jpg

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o23/AllenJamesHNL/route1.jpg

Kaukura
March 17th, 2008, 07:50 PM
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o23/AllenJamesHNL/vagues1.jpg

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o23/AllenJamesHNL/roches1.jpg

Jim75
March 18th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Nice shots, Kaukura! The last one is my favorite, the diagonal palms. I can feel the warm breeze and smell the salt air. aaaahhhhhhhh:p

Kaukura
March 18th, 2008, 06:30 PM
Thanks Jim75. Was taken last week just north of Hilo (1 pic was taken south of Hilo..).

LikaNui
March 18th, 2008, 08:33 PM
Was taken last week just north of Hilo (1 pic was taken south of Hilo..). Ah, thanks, Kaukura. I was going to say that I enjoyed the photos too, and it's always nice to include the location, especially for our HT friends on the mainland. Anyway, well done!

mel
March 20th, 2008, 01:55 AM
Show me yours, I'll show you mine...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2326/2347523294_963b94d800.jpg

This is my nearly 5 year old Canon D300 "Digital Rebel" SLR camera that I bought in 2003. I use it to take a lot of photos including those seen here. I have 3 lenses for this, 18-55 Canon EF zoom that came with the camera, 28-105 Canon zoom (attached) and a Canon 70-300 IS zoom. Also have the flash and a bunch of smaller gizmos associated with this. Thinking about upgrading to another Canon DSLR in the near future.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3089/2346692653_b776e18423.jpg

I bought this new camera a few days ago using some of my Christmas cash that I stashed and a gift card that I got and saved for when this model went on sale. I wanted a compact that had nearly the same features as my Canon 300D. Hopefully this will be a good travel around camera without having to put up with all the bulk and stuff that I usually bring with the other one. Has a nice zoom lens that goes up to 12x (360mm I believe). Multi-mode including black & white and movies.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2217/2108204046_06674082b9.jpg

I bought this tiny Sony camera in 2004 for a song at a close-out sale in Honolulu. It's small, fixed focus, 2 megapixel gizmo with a tiny built in flash, sliding lens cover, color LCD screen, and can shoot stills as well as tiny and useless 10 second videos. I've shot many photographs with this camera, several in places where photography is discouraged or not allowed.

I have photos of a few more cameras in my collection at this link (http://www.flickr.com/photos/macprohawaii/sets/72157600836512596/). Will be adding more photos to that as I get around to them.

TATTRAT
March 20th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Nice rigs, Mel.

I need to get some shots of my stuff and I will get them up.

meanwhile, here are a few form back on the Mainland...NOTHING near the beauty of living on the islands, but it is forcing me to get more creative...

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh20/jons_got_shots/DSLRWaterPlay140.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh20/jons_got_shots/NIGHT%20TIME/ZooTrip2-AdamsMorgan-DUpont039.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh20/jons_got_shots/NIGHT%20TIME/DSLRBackToDCVA007.jpg

TATTRAT
March 20th, 2008, 01:13 PM
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh20/jons_got_shots/All%20Other%20Stuff/DSLRShipGoodByeHawaiiHouse106.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh20/jons_got_shots/All%20Other%20Stuff/HarvestMoonhawaii040.jpg

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh20/jons_got_shots/PLACES/UCMC-DC-REcent103.jpg

LikaNui
March 20th, 2008, 05:53 PM
meanwhile, here are a few from back on the Mainland...NOTHING near the beauty of living on the islands, but it is forcing me to get more creative. Great! I was looking forward to seeing more from you, and they're beautiful. Especially loved the shot of the fountain.

Jim75
March 21st, 2008, 07:36 AM
Nice camera gear, Mel. Great range of lenses for that Canon.

Tattrat, great photos! Is that one a Firefly?

mel
March 21st, 2008, 09:06 AM
NOTHING near the beauty of living on the islands, but it is forcing me to get more creative...

I love the shot of the water droplet and the Lincoln Memorial. It is one of the best shots I've seen of the famous landmark.

1stwahine
March 21st, 2008, 11:15 AM
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o23/AllenJamesHNL/roches1.jpg

Your pictures brought back memories of our trip. In fact, look like we took by the same area. :)

Auntie Lynn

tutusue
March 21st, 2008, 12:18 PM
Your pictures brought back memories of our trip. In fact, look like we took by the same area. :)

Auntie Lynn
Dang, that's gotta be exactly the same area! You're photo is framed a little bit more to the right, Auntie, but, possibly, Kaukura zoomed in a bit. Where were those photos taken? Hmmm...I remember you went to the BI.

1stwahine
March 21st, 2008, 12:31 PM
Dang, that's gotta be exactly the same area! You're photo is framed a little bit more to the right, Auntie, but, possibly, Kaukura zoomed in a bit. Where were those photos taken? Hmmm...I remember you went to the BI.

heheheh

It's Lapahoehoe Point. There's a picture on this Web Site that looks like Kakura's and mine's too. :p
http://www.hawaiiweb.com/Hawaii/html/sites/laupahoehoe_point_overlook.html

Same area das why.

My BI pictures can be found on my Blog here:
http://www.auntiepupule.com/blog/index.php?p=2&show=0,09,2007

Auntie Lynn

Kaukura
March 21st, 2008, 01:10 PM
Hmmm...I remember you went to the BI.

Interesting there are similar pictures on 1st Wahines website. But that is not so unusual as that route taken has several 'must capture' vistas. I hope there is no insinuation that I lifted those photos from someone :cool: ... I assure you I went to Hilo last week and took them on the "4 mile drive". That is where the area is located and called. There are marked roads with that designation. I think when you drive that route, there are key areas where you 'should' take a picture as the shot is framed perfectly through the bushes and trees

1stwahine
March 21st, 2008, 01:14 PM
Oh! Dear Kakura! We believe you!! Your pictures are wonderful and beautifully taken. I was amazed at the area it was taken and you correctly stated why.:D

Auntie Lynn

Kaukura
March 21st, 2008, 01:29 PM
Thanks for the kind word...

I have many that didn't come out. As you may rememer, that is a winding road and there is sometimes a car behind you that thinks you are going too slow. Some pix I had the camera held out the passenger side window trying to take them, like that winding road shot with the boulders..

LocalMotion
March 21st, 2008, 07:42 PM
Here's mine...

http://homepage.mac.com/brianhancock/.Public/photo1.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/brianhancock/.Public/photo2.jpg

and my other gear took these pics.. my iPhone! :D

tutusue
March 21st, 2008, 10:00 PM
[...] I hope there is no insinuation that I lifted those photos from someone [...]
Oh, not at all. I found it interesting that HT is but an extremely small corner of the internet and here were 2 members who took almost the exact, same shot. Pretty cool, in my opinion! :cool:

Jim75
March 22nd, 2008, 07:22 AM
Nikon D80; Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 G ED VR; Tokina AT-X Pro SD 12-24 F4 (IF) DX

Canon PowerShot A710 IS; Canon WP-DC6 Underwater Housing. This is what I've taken the underwater shots with. I've only had a few opportunities to use it so far, but it works like a charm.
http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/268884633_jL5XK-L.jpg
http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/268884134_JuaB5-L.jpg
http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/268884579_Bmc96-L.jpg

mel
March 22nd, 2008, 07:35 AM
Great stuff here. I like seeing the different cameras people are using. So right now we got the Nikons and a couple of Canons, plus my tiny Sony. Any other brands? More Nikons and Canons?

As for the Laupahoehoe pictures in question. I would say that there are probably thousands of similar pictures taken from the same location, since it is an official lookout point built by the state adjacent to Highway 19. The sad thing is that after a home was built right in front of it, the roof somewhat obscures the view.

Still great photos all.

Jim75
March 22nd, 2008, 10:29 AM
3 more from the Big Island. First one is Pololu Beach from about half way down the trail. Second one is from the yard of a guest cottage at a small coffee plantation I stayed at just above Kealakekua Bay. Third was taken while sitting in traffic from the highway above the Keauhou area just south of Kona.

http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/268940476_NjyHa-L.jpg


http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/268940624_hxx8p-L.jpg


http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/268940410_EnQwW-L.jpg

tutusue
March 22nd, 2008, 11:37 AM
3 more from the Big Island.[...]
Absolutely stunning shots, Jim75. Wow!

skeeterbess
March 22nd, 2008, 01:35 PM
My photo skills are lame, but I know a pretty place when I see it. I did a little photo essay on my blog about my visit to the Benedictine monastery in Waialua.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3070/2341326660_8decb1c5a9.jpg

You can see the rest of it right there! (http://skeetsstuff.skeeterbess.com/2008/03/17/serene-interlude/ )

tutusue
March 22nd, 2008, 05:45 PM
Absolutely stunning shots, Jim75. Wow!
As is your new avatar. Very, very cool. Hope you stick around for the holiday avatar contest! You'll be tough competition!

Jim75
March 22nd, 2008, 07:42 PM
My photo skills are lame, but I know a pretty place when I see it. I did a little photo essay on my blog about my visit to the Benedictine monastery in Waialua.

You can see the rest of it right there! (http://skeetsstuff.skeeterbess.com/2008/03/17/serene-interlude/)Nothing lame about any of those photos, skeeterbess. They're great! That monastery looks like a beautiful place. I enjoyed the commentary on your blog, too.


As is your new avatar. Very, very cool. Hope you stick around for the holiday avatar contest! You'll be tough competition!Thanks tutusue. I made my first avatar with a picuture of a carved warrior I bought in Lahaina from some guys who were set up right on the street. The craftsmanship is really top notch and it sits in my living room, but every time one of my posts would show up I'd think 'Hmmm . . . he may be a little too intense for an avatar'.:rolleyes:

The process of working out the details for my transfer takes a while, but barring any unforseen problems, I should be on Oahu in April or May.:D The avatar contest sounds like fun and it appears HT has been having a holiday get together around Christmas too. I'm looking forward to that!

skeeterbess
March 23rd, 2008, 07:31 AM
Nothing lame about any of those photos, skeeterbess. They're great! That monastery looks like a beautiful place. I enjoyed the commentary on your blog, too.

Ah, mahalo, Jim.

I have lust in my heart looking at the photo equipment y'all have posted in this thread. I really should take a class to learn how to use the fancy stuff then go on a spending spree. I use a little Kodak Z710. I end up deleting most of my zoom pictures - the focus is almost always bad. Hmmmmm! Maybe I should learn how to actually use the functions on this camera before I consider an upgrade. :rolleyes:

mel
March 23rd, 2008, 07:46 AM
I end up deleting most of my zoom pictures - the focus is almost always bad. Hmmmmm! Maybe I should learn how to actually use the functions on this camera before I consider an upgrade. :rolleyes:

What you may want to do is go to your camera settings and disable "Digital Zoom". Use only the optical zoom where the lens is really doing the work of zooming and not the camera which in digital zoom, is just cropping your maximum optical zoom image tighter.

skeeterbess
March 23rd, 2008, 09:04 AM
What you may want to do is go to your camera settings and disable "Digital Zoom". Use only the optical zoom where the lens is really doing the work of zooming and not the camera which in digital zoom, is just cropping your maximum optical zoom image tighter.

Mahalo for that! I've reset and will try to find some time to take a few shots today. I've had this camera for about a year and not read the owner's manual yet. I really should get around to that soon, ya think? :o

1stwahine
March 24th, 2008, 08:42 AM
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/FILE0096-2-1.jpg
http://www.kaumakapili.org/history.htm

Auntie Lynn

Jim75
March 24th, 2008, 03:43 PM
http://www.kaumakapili.org/history.htm

Auntie LynnNice photo Auntie Lynn. That old church really has some history. I love the stained glass windows and ornamental woodwork in churches.

1stwahine
March 24th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Nice photo Auntie Lynn. That old church really has some history. I love the stained glass windows and ornamental woodwork in churches.

It's located across Kaiulani Elementary and next to our famous Tamashiro Market.

Mahalo,

Auntie Lynn

1stwahine
March 25th, 2008, 08:42 PM
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/lynn1025-1.jpg
Hotel Street, Chinatown, Honolulu, Hawaii :)

mel
March 26th, 2008, 06:49 AM
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/FILE0096-2-1.jpg
http://www.kaumakapili.org/history.htm

Great picture of this church. I never got around to taking one myself.... someday I will. :)

mel
March 26th, 2008, 06:53 AM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2387/2363575039_4af8f04dbd.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2387/2363575039_f3b324861c_o.jpg)
The QE2 was in town yesterday. Click image to see larger version.

Pomai
March 30th, 2008, 08:49 AM
Mel, as always, great vantage point of the latest moorings at Honolulu Harbor. I still say the Princess cruise ships are prettier and much more modern looking.

You might note that the Superferry is back at at its dock after being dry-docked for repairs to its auxilliary rudders over the past 2 months.

Here's a few shots I got of Hawaiian Monk Seal "Rocky" (NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service shoulder marking #N11, tail tag #58) as she lazily sunbathed over at Diamond Head Beach several weeks ago...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/2374827840_abcd47eaaa_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/34273299@N00/2374827840/sizes/o/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/2373990915_4de7c93bca_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2373991063_66c54f9269_o.jpg

mel
March 30th, 2008, 08:59 AM
Pomai, thanks for the comments. Great pictures of the monk seal. The big guy looks totally contented just to be lying out on the beach.

LikaNui
March 30th, 2008, 09:17 AM
Great shots from everyone, as always!
Here's a few from yesterday, while I was Committee Boat for a sailboat race. Tricky to shoot while running in choppy water at around 20 knots, blasting all over to get photos.
Anyway, here was the start of the race:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0300.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0305.jpg

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0308.jpg

A few more to follow, next post.

LikaNui
March 30th, 2008, 09:21 AM
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0313.jpg


http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0318.jpg


http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0320.jpg

And just a couple more to follow.

LikaNui
March 30th, 2008, 09:24 AM
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0321.jpg


http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0322.jpg


http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0328.jpg


Pau.

mel
March 30th, 2008, 10:00 AM
Great action shots with the sailing pix!

DNR55
March 30th, 2008, 10:20 AM
A shave-ice moment...
http://members.aol.com/dnrhand/shavice

DNR55
March 30th, 2008, 10:43 AM
Contemplation


http://members.aol.com/dnrhand/boonut.jpg
son is 6 yrs. old--- daughter is 3 days old.

Pomai
March 30th, 2008, 10:43 AM
A shave-ice moment...
http://members.aol.com/dnrhand/shaviceExcellent, excellent captured moment. Love it.

Sticking with that theme, this is the photo I use for my "About" page on my blog...

http://www.96seven44.com/images/shaveiceohana.jpg

It's a royalty-free stock photo from the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau promotional CD.

Likanui, all those shots of Kaneohe Bay sure stir memories. Rough life you got living out there on the bay. ;)

DNR55
March 30th, 2008, 10:50 AM
Excellent, excellent captured moment. Love it.

;)
==================
Thanks Pomai.
There is the prequel to that photo in the Kaukau corner/everything shave ice.
Taken moments before baby sister attacked the rainbow.:)

LikaNui
March 30th, 2008, 11:03 AM
Great photos, DNR55!!!
And thanks for the comments, Mel and Pomai. I imagine Pomai has shot sailboat racing before, but not sure if you have, Mel. What made those shots challenging (in addition to the choppy water) was that I was blasting all over the bay to shoot different boats.
The problem then is "apparent wind." The tradewinds were blowing at about 20 knots yesterday. So when I was running downwind at 20 knots of boat speed (same as the wind blowing the same direction), I'd feel zero wind... but when going upwind, my 20 knots of forward motion, heading into 20 knots of wind, made an apparent wind speed of 40 knots. On top of the choppy water surface. :eek:
And at the same time, driving my boat, trying not to hit anyone or to interfere with the race, handling radio communications, helping two boats whose headsails blew out in shreds, etc.
Not exactly dream conditions for photography. :p

LikaNui
March 30th, 2008, 11:14 AM
One other thing about shooting sailboats -- they heel (lean) over, so you get different shots from different sides. Compare these two shots of the same boat:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0315.jpg


and from the other side, moments later:


http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0319.jpg

1stwahine
March 30th, 2008, 03:43 PM
http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii121/1stwahine3/lynn1058-1.jpg
Yes!! Fish Eyes!!:eek:

Auntie Lynn

mel
March 30th, 2008, 04:42 PM
Great photos, DNR55!!!
And thanks for the comments, Mel and Pomai. I imagine Pomai has shot sailboat racing before, but not sure if you have, Mel.

I'm not the ocean going type and have never shot from sea in conditions such as you described. Your shots are incredible given all of the other things you had to do at the same time. Sounds like you surely had a one man operation going in documenting the sailboat race.

And again, nice shots all, the new sailing pix, and of course pictures of children are always good. In particular I liked the black & white shot of the 6 year old and the 3 day old. That one is a real keeper.

Pomai
March 30th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Auntie, that picture of Antonio staring at the Mahimahi is precious.

More fantastic shots of LN's sailboats. LN, you should try playing with Photoshop filters to make them look like a chalk, pastel or oil painting. I'll give a few of your sailboat shots a try and post them here later.

Earlier today I snapped a photo of the Lock Ness Monster, which has since swam from Scotland all the way here to Oahu. Really! Check it out...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/2376299740_3eb1ee125e_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/34273299@N00/2376299740/sizes/o/)


Just kiddin'. That's Rocky, who as usual, mozied her lazy butt up on the rocky shelf shoreline at Diamond Head Beach today.

Gotta' admit, that's a great shot. A bit noisy, but the moment was captured! Look at them choppers. That's why it's not a good idea to get too close to them. Looks like that bite would hurt.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3284/2375464359_da951bedcc_o.jpg
Rocky #N11, 3.30.08

Here's a cool composition that includes the lighthouse in the background...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3048/2375464413_905d78e3f5_o.jpg
Rocky #N11, 3.30.08

What must be noted is how the seal actually blends in with the rocks, making it easy if you're not careful to bump into her as she just lays there motionless. A friend of mine throws net out there, and he actually did that once and she got up and started snapping. Scared the daylights outta' him. lol

Pomai
March 30th, 2008, 06:31 PM
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0313.jpg

Same photo, with Rough Pastels Photoshop filter...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/2376519648_762281d629_o.jpg

1stwahine
March 30th, 2008, 06:32 PM
Wow! LikaNui & Pomai! Beautiful!:D

Auntie Lynn

Pomai
March 30th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Here's a few from yesterday, while I was Committee Boat for a sailboat race. Tricky to shoot while running in choppy water at around 20 knots, blasting all over to get photos.
Anyway, here was the start of the race:
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0300.jpg
Photoshop Cross Hatch filter...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2053/2375684497_a5331de721_o.jpg

Pomai
March 30th, 2008, 06:38 PM
[IMG]http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0328.jpg

Photoshop Watercolor Filter...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2353/2375684409_ecf4e99f42_o.jpg

Pomai
March 30th, 2008, 06:42 PM
One other thing about shooting sailboats -- they heel (lean) over, so you get different shots from different sides. Compare these two shots of the same boat:

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC&#37;20Race%203-29-08/100_0315.jpg


Photoshop Dry Brush Filter...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2236/2376519768_98cc0c2568_o.jpg

It looks pixelated because the images hosted are only 72 DPI. Otherwise the lines would be cleaner.

I really like - more like LOVE this one. I'd put this on my wall. The flag on back is great.

1stwahine
March 30th, 2008, 06:48 PM
I love the first one!!

And I love Rocky with the Light House in the background photo too.:D

Love and ALOHA,

Auntie Lynn

Pomai
March 30th, 2008, 06:49 PM
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC%20Race%203-29-08/100_0308.jpg

Photoshop Smudge Stick Filter...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2304/2376519922_2efe321c0f_o.jpg

Looks like watercolor again.

I really love this angle of the boat. I'd like to try applying some other filters to this one. Great shot!

Pomai
March 30th, 2008, 06:56 PM
http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj72/LikaNui/MKYC&#37;20Race%203-29-08/100_0320.jpg

Last of the bunch, Photoshop Poster Edges Filter...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2027/2375684369_6d0578ec8e_o.jpg

This one is interesting. It's workable as line art in Illustrator.

All of these would make one mighty fine graphical element in the masthead (no pun intended) for a maritime-related website.

Auntie, I agree, the first one is also a favorite of mine.

1stwahine
March 30th, 2008, 07:04 PM
I like the above too. It has substance.;)

Auntie Lynn

LikaNui
March 30th, 2008, 09:10 PM
Last of the bunch, Photoshop Poster Edges Filter...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2027/2375684369_6d0578ec8e_o.jpg

This one is interesting. It's workable as line art in Illustrator. Cool, Pomai. (And I love your shot of Rocky in front of the lighthouse. That's a rarely seen view of it.)
Kodak's EasyShare software let me do that same sailboat photo in Cartoon and Coloring Book formats, with just a click of one button. Photobucket is down for maintenance, so I can only post the thumbnails you'll have to click to enlarge:

TATTRAT
March 31st, 2008, 03:54 AM
Really cool stuff there!

I seriously need to get in tune with that program.

DNR55
April 1st, 2008, 08:13 AM
Here is a simple thing that can yield spectacular results.
Herewith the original digital photo taken with a 1.3 megapixel Fuji camera.
The baby is 3 days old lying on the couch with a dark blue terry cloth towel just in case she throws up. (and she did that a LOT)
http://members.aol.com/dnrhand/pnitclr.jpg
Here is the same photo, rotated, cropped and changed to black and white
http://members.aol.com/dnrhand/pnutbw.jpg
It does not take complicated high priced software or a 10 megapixel camera to create classic looking photographs. I like the 60's style "LOOK" magazine black and white photos. They seem to transcend time. See next post for another example.

DNR55
April 1st, 2008, 03:49 PM
Here are 2 more. The story here is that when my son was 8 yrs.old, I gave him a cheap 1.0 (one) megapixel digital camera, some rechargeable batteries and a 64mb flash card and told him to shoot as many pictures as he wanted to. Well, those 1 mpxl shots looked pretty horrible by any standard. Then one day I hit the switch in my photo edit program to convert to black and white. Presto! instant classic photos. They had the same look, grainy texture and feel of my younger days when I shot Tri-X pan pushed to 800 iso. To my eye it has the look of LIFE magazine photographs from the 60's.

Here is a self portrait of the boy.
http://members.aol.com/dnrhand/self.jpg
Here is a photo of sister taken by my 8yr old boy
http://members.aol.com/dnrhand/couch.jpg
The cool thing here is that most rudimentary photo edit software that comes bundled with digital cameras can do this "classic" effect. Once it is converted to BW, then adjust the brightness, contrast, etc. till you get a pleasing effect. It's like working in a darkroom only instantly.

Jim75
April 1st, 2008, 05:15 PM
Lots of excellent shots! Great shots of the moving boats. The black and white treatments really give an artistic feel. My favorite has to be the one of the kids with one leaning in for some shave ice. Priceless.

I just got back from a conference in Las Vegas. Here are a couple pics. The first is of a neon lit wall at NewYork New York Casino. The second is a wide angle looking down Las Vegas Blvd from the Stratosphere Tower.


http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/273642572_iBJgT-L.jpg

http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/273642853_yP522-L.jpg

sinjin
April 2nd, 2008, 12:15 PM
Falon now 2 yrs.

DNR55
April 2nd, 2008, 01:29 PM
Falon now 2 yrs.
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I see you like the BW effect too.

sinjin
April 2nd, 2008, 02:10 PM
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I see you like the BW effect too.Entirely Ansel's fault.

LikaNui
April 2nd, 2008, 05:24 PM
Entirely Ansel's fault. Good one, Sinjin. I never ever tire of seeing Ansel Adams' work. What a master!

Jim75
April 4th, 2008, 05:36 AM
More Vegas. I think the first one is somewhere in the Bellagio. The second is of construction. There's a lot of construction going on and it was pretty fascinating. The lights on these cranes made me think of constellations of stars. Thought I'd try the black and white thing. The last one is looking down the face of Hoover Dam, 726 feet.

http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/274615909_wnTCV-L.jpg

http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/274612568_ECvuU-L.jpg

http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/273644760_WwiEF-L.jpg

D'Alani
April 4th, 2008, 07:31 AM
More Vegas. I think the first one is somewhere in the Bellagio. The second is of construction. There's a lot of construction going on and it was pretty fascinating. The lights on these cranes made me think of constellations of stars. Thought I'd try the black and white thing. The last one is looking down the face of Hoover Dam, 726 feet.

The first one is the main lobby at Caesar's Palace. I took almost the exact same shot when I was there last month.

LikaNui
April 4th, 2008, 03:59 PM
26 photos that are sure to crack you up are at this link (http://photos.tmz.com/galleries/hollywood_muppets). Nothing like some good laughs to start the weekend. :p

Pomai
April 4th, 2008, 05:55 PM
The last one is looking down the face of Hoover Dam, 726 feet.
http://DiamondWillow.smugmug.com/photos/273644760_WwiEF-L.jpgKiller shot! Those with a fear of heights need not apply. I'll try get the exact same shot in two months when we head up there. Hopefully I'll win the Vegas buck$$$ to buy a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III with all the lenses and accessories money can buy!

Driving home from work today, I got a picture of this Toyota TRD pick-up truck on the left, along with Ala Moana Beach Park on the right. Only problem, that big bus with the picture on back distracted my attention...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/2389123494_3ed703a4b7_o.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/34273299@N00/2389123494/sizes/o/)

It's neat how they're able to apply, heat, conform and cut those huge vinyl decals over intricate surfaces like engine heat vents.

You know you've made it as a photographer when your work is enlarged on a bus like this.

Jim75
April 4th, 2008, 07:41 PM
Killer shot! Those with a fear of heights need not apply.Thanks Pomai. It's pretty intense looking over the edge as there aren't any protective barriers. A good paper airplane could go a long way.:D


Driving home from work today, I got a picture of this Toyota TRD pick-up truck on the left, along with Ala Moana Beach Park on the right. Only problem, that big bus with the picture on back distracted my attention...

You know you've made it as a photographer when your work is enlarged on a bus like this.I can see the ad in the employment classifieds:

HULA DANCER PHOTOGRAPHER: Must be able to spend long hours with beautiful girls in a tropical setting.:p

cezanne
April 5th, 2008, 10:20 AM
The first one is the main lobby at Caesar's Palace. I took almost the exact same shot when I was there last month.
LOL I was gonna reply and say the same thing. It is Caesars. The wife and I got the exact same shot of us standing front of that last November.

GeckoGeek
April 5th, 2008, 06:29 PM
You know you've made it as a photographer when your work is enlarged on a bus like this.

I want to know what kind of camera was used. Large format?