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    I went to the Hawaii Maritime Center a couple of days ago; a last visit before they close their doors on May 1.
    For those who've never been there, here's a few photos:



    In the photo above you see that tall observation tower over the Center. Here's the view from up there, looking down at Gordon Biersch at Aloha Tower Marketplace and part of Honolulu Harbor beyond; in the foreground are the remains of two of the Falls Of Clyde's masts:



    A slightly different view, showing more of Falls Of Clyde. (I've got more photos of FOC but will post those in the Boating Photos thread in a little while). Right behind FOC in this photo is where Hokulea used to be tied up. I wonder where they'll keep her now?:



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    One more view from the tower, looking out the entrance into Honolulu Harbor:



    Moving inside. This is just one of many many carvings:



    And this is just one of many many paintings. (That water damage on the wall behind it worries me.):



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    I was going to post this one in the Where Is This? thread, but figured it would be too easy. It shows how cattle used to be loaded on and off ships:



    I wanted to go to the Maritime Center before it closes partly because of the exhibits about the TranasPac yacht race and because I'm in the two photos on the wall (below). This photo is of the stern of a Santa Cruz 70, built by Bill Lee specifically for the Maritime Center:



    And here's a look in the cockpit. It gives you an idea, though a real raceboat has much much more equipment and electronics. The hatch opens to the navigation station below, situated there so the navigator can communicate easily with the helmsman. The steering wheel is halfway recessed into the cockpit sole because the wheel is huuuge (90" diameter, as I recall). And that triangular thing on the sole behind the wheel is so the helmsman can brace his feet when the boat is heeled way over to one side or the other :



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    Here's one of those photos, showing a 70-footer crossing the TransPac finish line, an imaginary line between the red buoy and the Diamond Head lighthouse (right in front of the blue stripe on the spinnaker). Can you see me?



    Here's the other photo of us racing down the Molokai Channel before the finish. Can you see me now?


    Here's a close-up. There are six people in this shot, five of whom are not me:



    Enough of that. Back to the Maritime Center itself. A few more to follow...
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    Oops. Two more TransPac shots. This is the cutout under the cockpit, showing the navigator's station that's under that hatch:



    And one of the many TransPac trophies on display:



    In the center of the museum:



    Just a few more to follow...
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    Only four more photos to go (and then my camera batteries died):






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    Last photo, taken outside next to the Falls Of Clyde, just because I like this one :



    And then the camera batteries died. Hopefully this little taste of the Maritime Center encourages you to go before it closes, and take your keiki too.
    I hope some good photographers shoot everything in there before it's gone forever.
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    Thank you, Lika. DS has been wanting to go; now definitely is the time.

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    Wonderful shots, Lika.

    Heres a couple of pano's I made years ago that I just recently 'found'.




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    Great Shots all of you!!!

    Here's a "Homeward Bound" shot of "MIHA".


    Notice the clean look...
    no mast, lines, or sails to block the view. HaHa!
    But someday, I'll put her together. Maybe I should hold a "Fund raiser"?
    Life is either an adventure... or you're not doing it right!!!

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    Took this shot while walking out to the GEEK MEET this morning!


    Oh, did I tell you I love boats?!
    Life is either an adventure... or you're not doing it right!!!

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    Here's a couple i've grabbed with my Canon point & shoot (SD780) in the last couple days. I don't like lugging around my DSLR all the time so the SD780 seems to do a great job of adventure capturing.






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    continued from last post....






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    the Kailua sky today around 4pm


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    Quote Originally Posted by asuhoru View Post
    Heres a couple of pano's I made years ago that I just recently 'found'.
    Nice! I just made a pano on a whim this past weekend when my family and I visited the Pali Lookout.



    Click 'All Sizes' above the photo to see the full size. The iPhone is no Nikon, but the seam blending of the 'Pano' app is pretty impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon View Post
    Nice! I just made a pano on a whim this past weekend when my family and I visited the Pali Lookout.



    Click 'All Sizes' above the photo to see the full size. The iPhone is no Nikon, but the seam blending of the 'Pano' app is pretty impressive.
    Thats awesome!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui View Post
    I went to the Hawaii Maritime Center a couple of days ago; a last visit before they close their doors on May 1.
    For those who've never been there, here's a few photos:More to follow...
    Great shots, Likanui. I need to go down there and look around.

    Quote Originally Posted by asuhoru View Post
    Heres a couple of pano's I made years ago that I just recently 'found'.
    Panorific!

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    the Kailua sky today around 4pm
    Awesome sky, Brian! Those are all great shots.

    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon View Post
    Nice! I just made a pano on a whim this past weekend when my family and I visited the Pali Lookout.
    Pantastic! From an Iphone no less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon View Post
    Nice! I just made a pano on a whim this past weekend when my family and I visited the Pali Lookout.



    Click 'All Sizes' above the photo to see the full size. The iPhone is no Nikon, but the seam blending of the 'Pano' app is pretty impressive.
    WOW. i didn't know you could do pano's with the iphone! off to download another app.

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    Here's a shot from Pill Box.




    Random shot at Makapu'u

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    Just wanted to say...
    Wonderful shots Brian! It was fun hangin' wit'cha at the GeekMeet too.
    Life is either an adventure... or you're not doing it right!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    Just wanted to say...
    Wonderful shots Brian! It was fun hangin' wit'cha at the GeekMeet too.
    Thanks Jeff,

    Can't wait to get back and do some geocaching!!!

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    A reality check for those thinking of a sports photography career, and things to be wary of when a company offers to buy / sell your photos:

    http://www.sportsshooter.com/news/2210


    I suppose I should remain OT.


    Magic Island:




    Sunset:




    Cute kids can save any photo:
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    here's a couple shot from my Sedona, AZ last month.






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    MJ, all awesome shots! The little girl with the bubbles is my favorite.

    Brian, rockin' shots of Sedona also! The last one is my pick of those three.

    Alas, I was on the Big Island again last weekend. You may be thinking 'Hmmm, he sure goes to the Big Island a lot'. No secret. I work there on Fridays and this Friday after work was kind of transcendant. I drove down to Honaunau and walked out on the lava at Two Step. There were a couple of local girls with their little dogs and we had a nice exchange. A couple of guys were hanging out by the parking area drinking and a woman walked by. One of them said 'Have one bee-uh (beer)', but she appeared a little hesitant and passed on by. The sunset was very mellow. It was fairly still and the temperature was perfect. I shot the first pic handheld. After I'd taken the shots and the sun had set, I realized the camera was on iso 400. D'oh! After that I drove up the hill and back toward the Manago Hotel. As I was driving along, it felt so right. It triggered something inside me that recalled, in a crystal clear way, exactly how I became connected to this place. I took a bunch of shots of the Manago off the tripod.








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    I didn't stay at the Manago. I stayed in a nice Ohana above a garage overlooking South Kona. You know how it is when you take a photo and there's no way to capture just how incredible the scene is? This first photo is one of those. The view from the lanai sweeps from the upper slopes of the volcano across Honaunau (the third little bay below the horizon. you almost can't see it.) to Kealakekua on the far right. The second pic is Two Step. You can see the steps just below the dive tank. They make for the easiest possible entry. I took some underwater shots, but I haven't gotten them out of the camera yet. The last pic is at Kealakekua Bay. These guys had this cool little outrigger. I'd like to have seen it sail. There was also a woman with a kid goat that I should've taken a picture of.








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