At the Pineapple Wine "Winery"--Maui
At the Pineapple Wine "Winery"--Maui

I saw this rain sprinkled flower hanging above head on the pathway from the parking lot to the wine tasting room. I watched as others walked trough thinking only of getting to the building. I was too. But I noticed above head the bright pick flower against the large grey sky. I thought to take a quick shot before catching up with my friends.

Mango the Cat
Mango the Cat
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Fishing Trip
Fishing Trip

Off of west Maui near Molokini Crater. 

Early to bed/Early to rise/Fish all day/Come home with lies.

Oceanside
Oceanside

The coast is undeniably beautiful. The challenge as a photographer is to take that beauty and made an interesting image.

Dark Sunset
Dark Sunset

The camera is less of a distraction from enjoying the scenery and instead challenges me to slow down and take a deeper look at the scenery. While my thought process is quite different from someone who is simply enjoying the sunset, I am watching how the clouds are obscuring the setting star, the kind of dramatic flare I can get off off of the lens, and a hundred other thoughts. I find 90% of sunsets to be little more than DIY screen savers. The few that are worthy of being called art are the kind of sunset images that I want to produce. 

I shot this at 1/8000 at f/8.0. 

 

 My camera has been a good companion on my travels. I know it has made me a better observer. Despite that others think that I am distracted from being present, in fact the camera helps me slow down and observe the environment with more patience and care.   While traveling with friends, I know that they do not see what I see because we are moving to fast to see much.   I caught this image going 50mph down the road. I captured it out of the back of the jeep with a shutter speed at 1/800.  I good landscape should have interesting elements in the foreground, mid ground, and background. I love how the bottom branch (the main branch) points to the surfers in the background.  

My camera has been a good companion on my travels. I know it has made me a better observer. Despite that others think that I am distracted from being present, in fact the camera helps me slow down and observe the environment with more patience and care. 

While traveling with friends, I know that they do not see what I see because we are moving to fast to see much. 

I caught this image going 50mph down the road. I captured it out of the back of the jeep with a shutter speed at 1/800.

I good landscape should have interesting elements in the foreground, mid ground, and background. I love how the bottom branch (the main branch) points to the surfers in the background.  

 This is one of my favorite images because I shot it without looking. Coming to the end of our trip from Hana, Jason wanted to enjoy the breeze by sitting on the spare tire. I held the camera out of the window and on the roof. I pointed the camera and got whatever I got. 

This is one of my favorite images because I shot it without looking. Coming to the end of our trip from Hana, Jason wanted to enjoy the breeze by sitting on the spare tire. I held the camera out of the window and on the roof. I pointed the camera and got whatever I got. 

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Under the Tiki
Under the Tiki
The beautiful brightness in the dark
The beautiful brightness in the dark

There are some important steps to get a shot like this. The results are so rewarding because so much is hidden from the naked eye. Among other things, a tripod is necessary, a long exposure, locking up the mirror, and a few other steps. You can read it about here on this blog entry.

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Purple Rocks
Purple Rocks

The volcanic rock fragments along the southern coast of Maui glimmer in the sun. Some are purple. I didn't collect any, although there were plenty around. 

The kind naturalists who I got to kern from as a school boy taught me to leave things as I find them. I kind of wish I took some now. 

At the Pineapple Wine "Winery"--Maui
Mango the Cat
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_MG_0176.jpg
_MG_0078 3.jpg
_MG_0171.jpg
Fishing Trip
Oceanside
Dark Sunset
 My camera has been a good companion on my travels. I know it has made me a better observer. Despite that others think that I am distracted from being present, in fact the camera helps me slow down and observe the environment with more patience and care.   While traveling with friends, I know that they do not see what I see because we are moving to fast to see much.   I caught this image going 50mph down the road. I captured it out of the back of the jeep with a shutter speed at 1/800.  I good landscape should have interesting elements in the foreground, mid ground, and background. I love how the bottom branch (the main branch) points to the surfers in the background.  
 This is one of my favorite images because I shot it without looking. Coming to the end of our trip from Hana, Jason wanted to enjoy the breeze by sitting on the spare tire. I held the camera out of the window and on the roof. I pointed the camera and got whatever I got. 
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Under the Tiki
The beautiful brightness in the dark
_MG_0336.jpg
Purple Rocks
At the Pineapple Wine "Winery"--Maui

I saw this rain sprinkled flower hanging above head on the pathway from the parking lot to the wine tasting room. I watched as others walked trough thinking only of getting to the building. I was too. But I noticed above head the bright pick flower against the large grey sky. I thought to take a quick shot before catching up with my friends.

Mango the Cat
Fishing Trip

Off of west Maui near Molokini Crater. 

Early to bed/Early to rise/Fish all day/Come home with lies.

Oceanside

The coast is undeniably beautiful. The challenge as a photographer is to take that beauty and made an interesting image.

Dark Sunset

The camera is less of a distraction from enjoying the scenery and instead challenges me to slow down and take a deeper look at the scenery. While my thought process is quite different from someone who is simply enjoying the sunset, I am watching how the clouds are obscuring the setting star, the kind of dramatic flare I can get off off of the lens, and a hundred other thoughts. I find 90% of sunsets to be little more than DIY screen savers. The few that are worthy of being called art are the kind of sunset images that I want to produce. 

I shot this at 1/8000 at f/8.0. 

 

My camera has been a good companion on my travels. I know it has made me a better observer. Despite that others think that I am distracted from being present, in fact the camera helps me slow down and observe the environment with more patience and care. 

While traveling with friends, I know that they do not see what I see because we are moving to fast to see much. 

I caught this image going 50mph down the road. I captured it out of the back of the jeep with a shutter speed at 1/800.

I good landscape should have interesting elements in the foreground, mid ground, and background. I love how the bottom branch (the main branch) points to the surfers in the background.  

This is one of my favorite images because I shot it without looking. Coming to the end of our trip from Hana, Jason wanted to enjoy the breeze by sitting on the spare tire. I held the camera out of the window and on the roof. I pointed the camera and got whatever I got. 

Under the Tiki
The beautiful brightness in the dark

There are some important steps to get a shot like this. The results are so rewarding because so much is hidden from the naked eye. Among other things, a tripod is necessary, a long exposure, locking up the mirror, and a few other steps. You can read it about here on this blog entry.

Purple Rocks

The volcanic rock fragments along the southern coast of Maui glimmer in the sun. Some are purple. I didn't collect any, although there were plenty around. 

The kind naturalists who I got to kern from as a school boy taught me to leave things as I find them. I kind of wish I took some now. 

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