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March 10, 2012

Nagaoka Fireworks 2

Here’s another picture from last Sundays fireworks.  I noticed at the time the delicate nature of these aerial fireworks.  These were not the typical 4th of July Rock and Roll booming light and sound show. More like a piano concerto.

 Nagaoka Fireworks 2

March 6, 2012

Nagaoka Fireworks

The Honolulu Festival took place last weekend (the first weekend of March). On Sunday, the Festival has a parade on Kalakaua Ave through Waikiki with the performers giving there best for the crowds.  It’s a great opportunity to get pictures of the performers.  If you plan to be on Oahu in March 2013 schedule some time to see it.  This year to end the Festival a fireworks display from Nagaoka, Japan took place. To quote from an interview about the fireworks

 “The Nagaoka Fireworks Festival is well known for the spectacular "Sanjaku-dama." The diameter of the shell is about one meter (39 inches) and it is shot 600 meters into the sky. I think that the Nagaoka sanjaku-dama is the largest single firework in Japan. But it’s not just the mere size that is spectacular but the techniques that are used to create and to shoot up this firework. We have wonderful fireworks specialists that live and work in Nagaoka. And they in turn pass on their trade to their apprentices. This trade is a special tradition of Nagaoka. We are very proud.”

For more info here’s an interview with Mr. Kazuo Nizawa, vice chairman of the Executive Committee for Developing a Bridge of Friendship between Japan and USA prior to last years festival Honolulu Festival

I watched it from the beach at the Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon beach.  It gave me a side on view of the fireworks. I’ll post more over the next few days.


Nagaoka Fireworks

August 28, 2008

We have a Winnah

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flowers say aloha

Originally uploaded by finches_50

Congratulations to finches 50. Her photo was picked as the keeper from the Honolulu Photo walk. The ” photo revealed a beautiful, thoughtful and intriguing look at what makes Hawaii so special – our people. ”

It’s all good.

August 25, 2008

Fishing at Ala Moana Beach

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A daily feature this time of the year is a line of fisherman standing hip deep. They are trying to catch from schools of running halalu and the ‘oama.

Fishing Hook

Fishing Hook

Halalu running: Catch them if you can | The Honolulu Advertiser | Hawaii’s Newspaper.

August 23, 2008

Photo Walk Honolulu

A good time photo walking was had by all around Ala Moana Beach Park on Saturday August 23rd. Typical morning around here. With strong trades pushing the clouds out from the Ko’olau Mountains. The sun was in and out. The big activity was the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees – Dragon Boat Races going on this weekend. Almost 30 people attended and about half stayed for lunch at the Big City Diner. Plus we watched the Waipio Little League team beat Louisiana in the semifinal! Not a bad morning. Here’s a picture of one of the walkers watching a line of fisherman near the beach.

Photo Walker at Ala Moana Beach Park

Photo Walker at Ala Moana Beach Park

August 6, 2008

Photo Walk

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Scott Kelby (The man from NAPP) is organizing a worldwide photo walk for August 23rd. This man does not think small. People are volunteering to lead a walk in various cities. If your going to be in Honolulu and like to take part you can sign up here. There’s one for Hana and Lahaina. If you want to know more Worlwide Photo Walk has a short video by Scott and Matt describing the day. Plus you can find a list of the cities already hosting. If you want to volunteer to lead one in your city, there still might be time to sign up.

Photography can be such an individual pursuit so here’s an opportunity to socialize with other fine,fine people.

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