Pa’i ki’i Imagery

October 12, 2012

Sunrise Vog

This is the time of year when we here in Hawaii mark the change of seasons.  It’s not a frost on the bog or leaves changing color. Instead it’s the change in surf. During the spring and summer the surf comes from the south with the storms moving across the southern latitudes.  During the fall and winter storms move across the Northern Pacific and the North shore of Oahu is the place to be for surf.  I’ve found October tends to be hottest and muggiest time of year because the first storms cut off the trade wind flow.  What wind we get is from the south and hot and includes Vog from the eruption on the Big Island.  Last week was typical but the Vog got particularly intense.  This image is from Point Panic looking towards Ala Moana Beach Park, Waikiki, and Diamond Head.  It was the last gasp of the Vog.  Later in the morning the trades came back and by the end of the day the sky was clear.

 

 

Vog Sunrise

July 5, 2012

Final Turn

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The hazard of getting shots of white hang glider wings under bright sunlight is the ease of over exposing it. Especially as the wing is in flight and the background changes.  In camera raw with Lightroom you can bring it back to some extent.  It’s much nicer to nail it in camera!  Got it with this one

Final Turn

July 3, 2012

Sparkle

The light on Kamehame Ridge Sunday was unusual.  We had high thin clouds diffusing the sunlight.  Yet it was bright enough to create a sparkling effect on the water. Usually the light is too strong and the light reflecting off the water surface is blown out. This image was the best representative of the effect.

Sparkle

July 5, 2011

Fourth of July 2011

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We’ve reached the halfway mark of 2011 so lets mark it with Fireworks!

Fourth of July at Maunalua Baay

June 9, 2011

Halo Hang Gliding

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High thin clouds on Wednesday provided the ice crystal halo around the sun.  This is when a electronic view finder comes in handy!

 

Mike Circle

March 6, 2009

Blurred Surfer

Blurred Surfer

I made the leap to a DSLR in 2005 with the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D.  The photo ops that pushed the limits of my 7D and lens combination were lowlight with alot of movement.  I took a bunch of pictures that I knew weren’t great but they had potential if I knew how to work with them.   Surfing subjects within an hour of sunset were a challenge.  I could push the ISO up to 1600 but I wasn’t happy with those results.  The highest I would go was ISO 800 with my 28-200 Sigma at full zoom.  With the lens as wide as it would go the best shutter speeds I could get were 45th or 60th of a sec. After my initial post processing I set those pics aside to wait for a better day.  Today is the day for one of them.  With recent upgrades in both hardware and software plus additional skill with the software (Lightroom and Photoshop), I’m revisiting those early efforts.   What ya think?

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