Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Looking Good, Rain Or Shine

One of my favorite flowers

Small Wonders Among Thorns

Feel as thorny as you want but in the eyes of God, you are a beautiful creation (Sharing my photoshoot of one our balcony cactus plants)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Testing The iPhone 4 Facetime (Video Chat) Feature

And it works like a charm. This is a grandparents dream indeed. While talking to Hannah, the camera was switched to the front to show Nala which drew a quick reaction from her. The iPhone has a camera on both front and back that can be switched at anytime during a video chat.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gotcha!

Actually, they "gotcha" me. Today  at my favorite annual Maui Slack Key Festival I was not allowed to go in because of my camera. This year they have a new rule to allow only pocket cameras. The 4 hour Hawaiian music festival is free to the public and attended by thousands of residents and tourists. So this time around I willingly turned around (like many of the disappointed photographers), drove back home and took a long nap instead. Yes, that's mo' betah! (Can you tell I'm a little bit ticked?)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"I AM". Do you know?

Sharing Don's sermon at their church last Sunday and more specially Lynnette's (his wife) moving testimony about her Mom. Click here to see video. Lynnette's testimony is at the 30 minute mark.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Precious Time With Hannah, Again

We had a one day trip to Honolulu for our five minute, yes that's right, five minute fingerprinting appointment at the Immigration & Naturalization Office for our citizenship application. Thank goodness that's pretty much it for Uncle Sam's requirements and we suspect that we will be part of the traditionally large group of new Americans that would be sworn in this coming July 4th.

And of course the rest of the day was a brief stopover at Ala Moana Shopping Center and then our special time with Hannah once again!

Here Hannah was trying to pretend she is on the phone and mumbling some words that only she can understand; and a playtime shot with her Lola and "brother" Chai

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

My Best Birdie Shot So Far, I Think




Sigma 150-500mm at 450mm Must see: Click here for larger image

Sometime Soon And In The Future All Cellphones Will Be Like This

For Apple's iPhone 4, the future arrives June 24, 2010. Hopefully we'll have one too.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Shooting Birds Painlessly

I've been trying to get a good shot at these birds in our backyard for the longest time. Either the stray cats chase them away almost immediately or they just simply fly out at the slightest movement from anywhere. Finally, today it was bullseye! This time around I was also armed with the right lens - my super fast F2.8 70-200mm Nikon


Friday, June 04, 2010

It's A Beautiful Day In Waiehu

Sharing another shot at Waiehu Beach today. I was enjoying my lunch when the outrigger regatta sailed by and I caught only the last two boats after a quick 1 minute drive to the beach.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

This Kite Surfer Is Good!

While doing my photoshoot at Waiehu Beach Park today I was aiming for this kite surfer doing air. Many of them usually do this type but this one had no foot straps in his board while doing jumps!



Compared to this guy with a board properly equipped with foot straps