Golden Sunset #2

22 08 2010

Yes, its another golden afternoon. I promise, no more gold sunsets for a while!



Golden Sunset #1

22 08 2010

Im in a posting sky shots mood today. I hope you’re in the mood for them as well. I caught this sunset just as the big cloud was breaking up. Timing can be everything, especially when the sun is going down around the tropics, it can happen fast!

Rain is coming…

22 08 2010

For those that like interesting skies… Here is a developing Thunderstorm.  Tis a 3-exposure HDR so you can see all thats going on in this scene. Plus it looks cool.

Mighty ‘Mo

17 08 2010

I was able to go out in a boat, closer to the USS Missouri than most tourists get to go. Lucky me! And I knew that thousands of pictures exist of the awe-inspiring USS Missouri, so I wanted to do something different. It was a bland, dreary morning, everything was gray. Perfect time to shoot B&W.

This is a one exposure HDR, as there was no way I was getting three steady shots from that boat! But thanks to RAW, I was able to eke out a little extra soul.

I dont like making photographs and then doing the whole “old photo” thing on them usually, unless it REALLY brings out something extra. In this case it didn’t, however I wanted the Mighty ‘Mo to look as though its been here for years, made history, and still gives the sense that it’ll be here for years to come. Hopefully She looks as timeless in this photograph as she is in reality.

B&W HDR of Mighty 'Mo

Wooly Bully

17 08 2010

While visiting “Turtle Beach” on the North Shore of Hawaii with a bunch of New Zealanders (long story) we stumbled upon this 4-foot or so long Green Sea Turtle just napping on the sand. Such a beautiful animal.

Conservationists were on hand as these animals are extremely endangered, But we learned this animal was named Wooly Bully, and was a Male, between 45 and 47 years old or so. Hard to believe this animal has been sailing the seas longer than Iv’e been alive!

I sat with this guy for almost an hour before he finally opened his eyes for a moment to look around, then promptly went right back to sleep. Just like some other 45 year olds I know…

Sitting with this guy I couldnt help but think about how we are the stewards of this planet. Being at the top of the food chain should carry a sense of responsibility. How can we not be taking care of this guy and the dwindling hundreds like him?

We can make a nuclear reactor. We can make a nuclear submarine. We can make a nuclear bomb.

…So why can’t we keep him safe?

47 year old "Wooly Bully" a Green Sea Turtle

North Shore Pre-Sunset

17 08 2010

Everybody makes pictures of the fabulous Hawaiian sunsets. And with good reason! If you have never seen one, then put that on your bucket list immediately!

However I was noticing that hour before the firey sunsets, and I wondered what magic was held there with the right photography. I made a 3 exposure HDR and with the glare of late afternoon removed, the magic of Turtle Beach on the North Shore was revealed. Who says afternoon photography cant be interesting?

"Turtle Beach" North Shore, Hawaii

The Chase

16 05 2010

I saw these seagulls diving into the water over and over again one morning, but I couldn’t see what they were actually up to. Instinct told me to start taking pictures, but it wasn’t until after i got these shots into the computer did I see what was happening. The seagulls were chasing flying fish when they would break the surface, trying to catch them before they went back underwater. It was too fast and too far away for my eye to catch, luckily my camera did!