Sunday, December 02, 2007

Hawaii in November

Hi all,
Well, two weeks between posts means I went on vacation! Yes, we went to Hawaii for a family reunion of sorts. All in all it was a great trip; plenty of time with family, great scenery and warm weather, and lots of time spoiling my grandson, Brian! Speaking of warm weather, as I write this, it is 16 degrees with 8 inches of fresh snow on the ground here in Layton. No walking the beach here today!
Dusk on the north shore...
Enclosed here are a few pictures from our travels. I enjoyed using my Nikon D-50, taking 445 pictures in 8 days. Now, if I got 8-10 real “keepers” out of the bunch, it will have been a successful week.
Sandy Beach, looking towards the Blow Hole
I am sure I have made this quote in this blog before, but it bears saying again. My dad Austin used to say; “The most important tool in photography is a hungry trash can!” And he is right, only now in 2007 it isn’t the trashcan, it's the delete key! So, I just kept shooting; sunset pictures; grandson pictures; family pictures; and whatever came to the mind’s eye. Speaking of taking pictures, there is a manager at work who just purchased a new Nikon, and he has been pressing me on my techniques in taking landscape photography. One day he asked me in exasperation: “What buttons do you push to take all those great pictures?” I pondered this for a brief second before answering: “The big shiny one on top!”
The Chinaman's Hat on the north shore...
Enjoy a few nice pictures, and I will write about cycling and the snow on the ground next week. I would highly suggest "double-clicking" on these images to truly enjoy them at full size.

Sunset from Waikiki
Looking west from the top of Diamond Head

In the rain, hiking to Manoa Falls
Two opposing views from the 17th Tee at Ko'Olau Golf Course

1 comment:

Harding said...

Wow! You are livin' large, my friend. I agree with your photo philosophy. Do you remember the old days with film? I use to have to make a mental judgment as to wether a particular shot was worth using some of my limited film capacity.