Pa’i ki’i Imagery

February 12, 2018

Clouds above Molokai

Clouds over Molokai


March 5, 2017

Quality of Light

Last summer the U.S. Navy held the RIMPAC Exercises around the Hawaiian Islands. This year we saw an Assault ship operating off of Bellows                 practicing beach landings the morning I was up on the ridge launching hang gliders. I liked this image because the clouds acted as giant reflectors. Illuminating portions of the bay.  In particular, the Assault ship, whose gray body disappeared in the changing light. It seems so small in just this little area.


June 15, 2015

Up and Over

It’s been awhile since I created a sequence image.  I saw the possibility as he was going into the maneuver. It would’ve been a more complete image, if I’d seen it a little sooner.


Up and Over

June 7, 2015

Peek a Boo

I didn’t realize it had been so long since my last post. The aging PC I use to process my shots had been giving me fits. It hadn’t kept me from image making but processing them became an adventure.  After various efforts to keep it going, I finally decided to replace it by building my own.  The new one is up and running smoothly.  Here’s a shot from today.  A friend of mine was giving a Tandem ride on his paraglider. His passenger is just appearing beneath the wing as they complete an aerial maneuver. In case you’re wondering, they are horizontal.

Peek a Boo

March 7, 2015

Flying Paparazzi

Here’s a shot from January. One of the paraglider pilots was getting a flying portrait of another.


 Working it

January 28, 2015

To the Mooooooon!

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To the Moon

September 19, 2014

Kona Clouds

For the past month we’ve had light trades and hot days.  Today it was just hot. Today the trades died and for awhile this morning it went Kona.  That meant the clouds you see are moving left to right angled towards me. The normal trade wind flow would angle them away from me. The trades will be coming back next week.  For this weekend it’s fans and air conditioners. Enjoy the last weekend of summer!


Kona Clouds

September 10, 2014

Rain Behind Olomana

I took a series of portrait shots almost a year ago to create this panorama.  They’ve been dormant on my hard drive, waiting for me to rediscover them.

  Rain Behind Olomana

August 8, 2014

Shark Shadow

It’s  Pau Hana Friday due to Hurricane Iselle passing thru the neighborhood.  “ No work til Monday!”  Fortunately, just some wind and rain on Oahu.  Reviewing photos from previous years, I came across this image I had taken of the outrigger canoes just off the beach.  This time I saw the shark fin shadow cast by Kamehame Ridge in this afternoon light. I wonder if that caught my eye at the time without actually seeing it.


Shark Shadow

May 12, 2014

Buzzing By in Black and White

Hang Gliding has been a catch as catch can this year. Most of the time the wind has either been too strong, too light, then add rain. Sunday was light and north . Good enough for a fly by at launch.


Buzzing By in BW

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