Pa’i ki’i Imagery

February 17, 2017

Sunrise Calm

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I always feel a little more elbow room with a panorama.  Digital makes it soo much easier to create them.  With landscapes it tells a more complete story.

Sunrise Calm

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February 8, 2017

A Good Start to Hump Daay

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Good Start to Hump Daaay

January 15, 2015

Double Sunrise

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We’ve had Voggy weather the past few days. With air thick enough to cut, it filters the sun to the extent you can capture interesting shots.

 

 

Double Sunrise

January 9, 2015

Snooze You Lose

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Snooze You Lose

August 31, 2014

Now Don’t Move

Dont move

March 2, 2013

RAW or JPG

A continuous source of discussion is to ask do you shoot RAW or JPG. Either is a valid option. One can be a better choice in a given situation than the other.   Here’s a situation for which I’m glad I shot RAW.  This is  a panorama I created from a series of photos I took five years ago.  At the time I wasn’t thinking of making a panorama. DUH!  The cloud formation attracted my attention. In addition the water was calm and reflective. Fortunately, I had my 17-35mm lens on and had worked the scene for several images at the widest angle. By doing so, I inadvertently provided myself with enough images for a panorama five years later. (Which is a good tip to keep in mind in the future!) In addition, I shot in RAW, so I could manipulate the images without worrying about loss of image quality. Remember, RAW contains all the original data recorded by the sensor while JPG throws out data at the time of creation because it compresses the data.  What you see here is a high quality JPG image from the Photoshop file created by blending the original RAW shots together to make the panorama.  Would this image be perceptively worse if the original images had been JPG’s? Viewing on a computer monitor perhaps not. However, if you wanted to print (Yes, he did use the P word) this and put it on a wall, the higher the quality the better the color gamut and the larger a print you can make.

  What's God spelling

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

May 6, 2012

Sky Writing

This is a shot I got a few years ago out my back door.  The sky wasn’t this red.  This is courtesy of a Lightroom Preset called COL Deviant. It was a nice orange glow but the preset brings out the shape of the clouds. The clouds looked like God attempted to send us a message but perhaps it was backward.  Maybe it was a Rorschach test!?

 

Sky Writing

January 1, 2012

First Post of the First Day of 2012

I witnessed the beginning of the day and it’s end.  I’m pooped.

 

 Start and End1

April 23, 2011

Sunrise 1

Sunrise 1

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