Friday, August 31, 2012

Waiehu Blue Moon

Our Blue Moon from our lanai

Still Having Fun Super-Cropping With My D800E

Maybe my final test for the super-cropping potential of my new D800E camera. This beach is more than a qtr. mile from where I was standing. I may not need my 2.0 teleconverter for a while.Will go to Hookipa tomorrow and shoot windsurfers to see if I'm right.

Hand-held with Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VRII @ f4 1/1250  7360 X 4912  33.9MB

Cropped at 2406 X 1133  13.94MB

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Flor, Jessie, and Ginger in Maui

Welcoming back our best friends. They brought along a fresh BC sockeye salmon which I willingly grilled for our celebratory welcome dinner.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Why I Will Really Love My New Nikon D800E Camera

I did a photoshoot at Maalaea Harbor today to do a short test of my new DSLR camera using my Nikon 16-35mm F4 and 70-200mm F2.8 lenses. All the images below were hand held and with VR (vibration reduction) turned on. The next two days I will do the test on tripod shots.

The power of 36 .3 million pixels here. You can super crop the giant 7,360 X 4912 images to  your heart's content.
D800 imagetest

Cropped 100% from above. Check out the guy on the left. He was non-visible from the above picture

Below were all straight from the camera except for some cropping and vivid profile on Ligthroom 4 (All taken with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII)





Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Practicing and Playing with my new toy

At the garden to try my skills on this monster camera. The pros were right - it's not forgiving at all. You cannot just point and shoot with this baby. All the basics about shooting pictures have to be in place for this camera to respond properly and I'm loving it. I got a long way to go but this learning journey is fun, specially if you have all the time in the world as a retiree.



Merry Christmas to me. Santa was early

I've been waiting for this camera for the longest time. It took 4 months to fill their orders. It's one of the most desired DSLR cameras by serious and pro photographers. This could well be my final and best camera ever.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pasha And The Outriggers

While at the Kahului Harbor, these caught my attention



Friday, August 17, 2012

Anniversary No. 44

To have and to hold, for better or for worse....44 years ago.

And our Island Moments for this special day




Saturday, August 11, 2012

67 Mustang

I saw this 67 Mustang at a parking lot at the end of my run yesterday. I just had to take pictures. It brought back memories of the sixties when a friend of mine bought one similar to this.



Wednesday, August 08, 2012

At Marriott's Maui Ocean Club

At Marriott's Maui Ocean Club in Kaanapali to meet up with friends from the late sixties (in Winnipeg, Canada) - Amante and Galo Asuncion and their family. We were in our early twenties and part of the first 600 Filipino immigrants in that city, mostly made up of Doctors, Nurses, and Accountants.

A fantastic view from their room