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December 31, 2008

Happy Holiday and a Great New Year

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We wish you a Merry Christmas

Took a final stroll through the Honolulu Hale Christmas display on New Years Eve

Happy New Year

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Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and old times since ?

CHORUS:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

And surely you’ll buy your pint cup !
And surely I’ll buy mine !
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have run about the slopes,
and picked the daisies fine ;
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot,
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

We two have paddled in the stream,
from morning sun till dine† ;
But seas between us broad have roared
since auld lang syne.

CHORUS

And there’s a hand my trusty friend !
And give us a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

CHORUS

As  2008 closes out and 2009 begins I hope the readers of my blog have found useful information or been entertained by my pictures.  The Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise I’ll be posting more interesting items and pics during 2009.

Aloha and A Hui Ho

Tim

Beam me up Scotty Beam Me Up Scotty!

December 30, 2008

The Top 100 Photography Blogs – Photography Colleges

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If you can’t find help and/or advice you’re not trying!

The Top 100 Photography Blogs – Photography Colleges.

December 24, 2008

Mele Kalikimaka

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Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say,
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day,
That’s the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway,
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright,
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night,
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
To say “Merry Christmas to you.”

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say,
On a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day,
That’s the island greeting that we send to you
From the land where palm trees sway,
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright,
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night,
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
To say, “Merry Christmas,
A very Merry Christmas to you.”

December 18, 2008

Bird on Chair

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Bird on Chair


December 15, 2008

What a way to spend your Honeymoon

I mentioned in my last post the Japanese are great participators. This year I saw several couples dressed as wedding couples. I guess if you can finish a marathon together you can stick together thru just about anything. Plus it’s one long trash your wedding dress opportunity.
This years marathon started off in rain. Fortunately it stopped after an hour or so. By the time the bulk of the runners came thru my Hawaii Kai neighborhood the skies cleared and gave us a few hours of sunny weather.
I got into a conversation with one of the event photographers. These are the guys you see clicking away as the runners go by. Fred told me he can snap upwards of eight thousand pictures for an event. My poor digitus secundus! Can you imagine the work it requires to view all those pics times the number of photographers. Just thinking about keying in the bib numbers gives me carpal tunnel. They must use a heavy duty Digital Asset Management program for the process.

Thousands overcome obstacles to finish 2008 Hawaii marathon | HonoluluAdvertiser.com | The Honolulu Advertiser.

Honeymoon Marathon

December 10, 2008

Honolulu Marathon

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The 37th Honolulu Marathon is coming up this Sunday Honolulu Marathon 2008 | Powered by EventsOnline.ca Since I live along the race course getting pics is just a matter of walking out my front door. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate. We expect some rain over the next few days. There’s nothing like watching 20,000 people go strolling past your door. The Japanese are great participators. They bring there own cheering sections and some dress up in strange costumes.

December 6, 2008

NAPP

No, this post isn’t about the virtues of taking a nap. Although I heartily recommend you take one on a regular basis. This is about the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.


Being a bit of a computer geek since the mid 80’s I knew about Photoshop and it’s reputation as the top graphics and image editing tool. Since my needs in that area were decidedly modest I had no need or desire to spend the considerable amount to get the program. Then digital photography came on the scene along with a timely discount offer for Photoshop 7. Talk about serendipity.


Using Photoshop for the first time is like getting thrown into the deep end of the pool, without getting swimming lessons first. I quickly came to realize the Photoshop motto should be “Why do it just one way, when a half dozen different ways will do.”


This is where NAPP comes into the story. I bought several books to help me but NAPP had short bite size tutorials designed to show you how to create a specific effect in Photoshop. Learn by doing. What’s more the website had video tutorials that you could watch! Neat!


I created the border around the picture you see below by watching a video by R.C. Concepcion on the website. Thank you R.C.


While I’ve found Photoshop useful in my photography, Lightroom really greased the wheels of my pursuit of improvement. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts. NAPP has plenty of resources to help you with Lightroom as well.


There’s a lot more available to you so take a look and if you like what you see click on this link to sign up.
Refer a Friend You’ll get “The Best of Photoshop User: The Tenth Year” DVD as a bonus gift.


One more thing, I realize it’s called National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Therefore, you need to be making a living using Photoshop. Nope. You just need the desire to improve. NAPP will help you do that.


China Walls at Sunset

December 1, 2008

Photos For Sale

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For anyone looking for Christmas gift photos this year, I invite you to my Smugmug site. In addition to the usual photo treatment, Smugmug will also put an image on various merchandise items from T-shirts to household items.

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