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Recent Architectural Photoshoot for Rhoady Lee Architecture + Design

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Sky & Telescope May 2016 Publication

The May 2016 Sky & Telescope has featured one of my images of W.M. Keck Observatory’s twin ten meter telescopes as they point their dual world-class Adaptive Optics system lasers at the super black hole at the center of the Milky Way.   This image documents the first time Keck Observatory used both Keck 1 and […]

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Rob Roy House, Austin Texas

I had the pleasure of photographing this beautifully designed home here in Austin Texas, no detail was spared in the design and build of this home.  The home is elegant yet organic and feels like a private spa. This private residence is located in the Rob Roy neighborhood in Westlake Architectural Photography by Ethan Tweedie […]

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Austin City Skyline

Taken from the walkway of the First Street Bridge looking across the waters Ladybird Lake towards the Congress Avenue Bridge the Austin City Skyline rises above at Twilight on the evening of April 22nd 2016.  Barely noticeable is the packed crowd of bat watchers on the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge where up to 1.5 million bats […]

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The Pennybacker Bridge or 360 Bridge Architecture

One of the finest examples of bridge architecture located right here in Austin Texas is the Pennybacker Bridge or 360 Bridge.  It was opened in 1982  and in 1984 the bridge won 1st place in the Federal Administration’s Excellence in Highway Design competition. In 1992 the bridge was selected by the Austin chapter of the […]

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Kahiau Auction & Dinner Gala Event Photography

What a wonderful event this past Saturday!  As an Alumnus I was happy to provide the event photography for the 11th Annual Kahiau Action & Dinner Gala Event. To see and download the images please visit this link: Kahiau 2016     Share on Facebook

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Hana Hou Magazine Cover Dec/Jan 2015

I am super excited to be on the cover of Hana Hou Magazine (The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines) and have my images featured over 10 pages in the magazine about the snow in Hawaii! If you are flying Hawaiian Airlines be sure to get your copy! Share on Facebook

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Mauna Kea Image by Ethan Tweedie Photography Featured at the`Imiloa Astronomy Center

Recently I was contacted by the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo to provide an image of Mauna Kea that would be printed on a banner measuring 25 feet by 6 feet in an area right next to the Planetarium at the Center. In their words: “No one captures the majesty and reverence of Maunakea better […]

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Architectural Digest July 2015 Issue, On The Market

Architectural Digest Editors selected five extraordinary homes for sale around the world for their July 2015 issue and one of the homes chosen was this Mauna Kea Resort home. I photographed this property for Harold Clarke, owner of Luxury Big Island a Real Estate Brokerage here on the Big Island. The home overlooks the Pacific […]

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Latest Luxury Real Estate Photoshoot

My team and I recently photographed Cottage 5 at the Kukio Golf and Beach Club, a private, residential equity club located adjacent to the Four Seasons Hotel on the Kona-Kohala coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. The cottages are some of my favorite residences to photograph here on the Big Island. Each Cottage I […]

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Model Home Photography for Kamilo at Mauna Lani Resort

Recently I was asked by the leadership of Brookfield Residential to photograph two of their new luxury model homes that were just completed at their Kamilo Community at the Mauna Lani Resort here on the Big Island. Brookfield Homes Corporation, the parent company of Brookfield Residential, is the fifth largest residential developer by land and […]

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Architectural Digest

“Architectural Digest is the international design authority, featuring the work of top architects and designers, as well as the best in style, culture, travel, and shopping.” The Big Island’s very own Hawaii Wildlife Center is currently featured in the April 2015 issue of Architectural Digest. The feature highlights US design firms who contribute at least […]

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Hawaiian Winter Blizzard of 2015

On the evening of January 2nd into the morning hours of January 3rd 2015 a powerful cold front swept through the Big Island of Hawaii.  In the lower elevations of the island band after band of wind and rain pounded the island relentlessly for about 8 hours. In the higher elevations above 11,000 feet both […]

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Interior Design Photography by Ethan Tweedie

Recently, I had the opportunity to shoot for highly acclaimed designer Eric Cohler of NYC. Eric is known for his distinguishing ability to fuse classical and contemporary elements, and is dubbed “The Mixmaster.”  This private home at Hualalai Resort here on the Big Island is a classic example of his ability to mix traditional design elements […]

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Award Winning Photographer Ethan Tweedie Featured on CNN

My image of Kilauea Volcano was featured as the  lead image in CNN Travel’s article on “10 of the World’s Most Photogenic Volcanoes”! Here is the full article at CNN   Share on Facebook

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“Moonbow Waimea” Featured in Hana Hou Magazine

If you are flying Hawaiian Airlines in the next two months check out the article on Moonbows featuring my image “Moonbow Waimea ” in Hana Hou Magazine’s August/September 2014 Issue on page 30!!   (The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines) Prints of the image are available at Wishard Gallery in Waimea and Harbor Gallery in Kawaihae or call […]

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700 Million Dollars in Real Estate Photographed

Ethan Tweedie Photography reaches a milestone of photographing over 700 Million Dollars in real estate, property and vacation rentals. In June 2010 I moved back to the Big Island to pursue my creative passion as a professional photographer.  After purchasing a home here in Hawaii my good friend and real estate agent Stacy Disney asked […]

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Lessons of Light – Ethan Tweedie Captures the Beauty of Hawaii Island

Ethan Tweedie has been featured in ‘Ke Ola Magazine’ in an article written by Gale Greco. Learn about how Ethan became the photographer he is today and what inspires him to reach new heights in the photography world. Read the article on keolamagazine.com Share on Facebook

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2013 Real Estate Photographer of the Year Shares Photos on Sunrise

Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Ethan Tweedie, 2013 Real Estate Photographer of the Year, stopped by to share his beautiful works of art on ‘Sunrise’. Share on Facebook

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Big Island Photographer Goes National

Ethan Tweedie Named 2013 Photographer of the Year for Real Estate Recognized for his extraordinary work in capturing the beautiful picturesque land and homes across the state of Hawaii, Ethan’s work was put up against the top photographers in the business. Ethan was named the 2013 Real Estate Photographer of the Year. After Ethan won […]

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Interior Design Photography

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful private residence at the Hualalai Resort at Historic Ka’upulehu for Hualalai Realty.  The exceptional interior of this 5 bedroom home was designed by Willman Interiors based here in my hometown of Waimea (Kamuela) on the Big Island of Hawaii. Gina Willman’s team is adept at creating […]

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Lunar Eclipse Hawaii 2014

There was much anticipation for this years Lunar Eclipse and my plan was to head to the summit of the dormant volcano Mauna Kea and photograph the event from 13,796 feet.  Well one can plan all they want, but if you are shooting with a 500mm lens even the slightest movement of the lens would […]

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The Winter Side of the Milky Way, Mauna Kea Summit Hawaii

The Dark Side of the Milky Way as seen from close to 14,000 feet on snow covered dormant volcano Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii Share on Facebook

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The Snowman Time-lapse – Big Island, Hawaii

What an amazing day!! Went up to 11,000 feet on the World’s largest active volcano Mauna Loa here on the island of Hawaii and played in the snow! Decided to build a snowman and what do photographers do? We shoot time-lapse of the whole process. Had a few quest visitors along the way!! Shot with […]

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Using Time-Lapse Photography to Market Luxury Real Estate

Anekona Estates Lot 2.5 Acres from Ethan Tweedie Photography on Vimeo. Ethan Tweedie Photography specializes in capturing images for marketing purposes of all types of luxury real estate, vacation rentals, hotels and resorts. Sometimes property doesn’t have a home to photograph, as is the case of this beautiful lot in Anekona Estates, MLS# 269504 A […]

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Luxury Vacation Rental Photography at Kohala Ranch, Hawaii Island

Ethan Tweedie Photography was contacted by the owner of this Kohala Ranch property to showcase the home as a luxury vacation rental here on Hawaii Island (The Big Island). The owners recognize the value of high-end photography to properly capture the true essence of a home and to compete for high quality vacationers looking for […]

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2013 Photography For Real Estate’s Photographer of the Year

In a contest amongst my peers, I was honored to find out today that I was the winner of the 2013 Photography For Real Estate’s Photographer of the Year!  The yearly winner is chosen amongst the winners of the monthly contests and voted on by a jury of peers. To win the PFRE contest is […]

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Huge Waves Hit Hawaii Island

Big Waves on the Kohala Coast December 2013 from Ethan Tweedie Photography on Vimeo. Share on Facebook

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Fiji 10-Acre Luxury Island Estate on the Private Island of Wakaya

Lawedua: Wakaya Island, Fiji At the end of November I was hired by Concierge Auctions to photograph a 10-acre luxury island estate on the private island of Wakaya in Fiji.  Our travels would take us from our home on the Big Island of Hawaii to Honolulu and then on to Fiji with a quick stop on […]

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Porsche and Perseids, Ethan Tweedie Photography Show

October 16, 2013 PRESS RELEASE Harbor Gallery announces an exciting show with Big Island Photographer and Parker School Graduate Ethan Tweedie on Friday, November 1st, from 6 to 8 PM. Light pupus and refreshments will be served. This special show is titled “Porsche and Perseids” and features a number of Ethan’s celestial masterpieces as well […]

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Hawaii Time-Lapse Photography

What is time-lapse photography? Images are taken at regular intervals and then combined to create a video revealing interesting patterns normally just too slow for the human eye to see. When used appropriately time-lapse can help you market your business or real estate listing. If you have a real estate listing or business that could […]

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Kukio Resort Lot 29 Luxury Real Estate Video

If you are interested in video for property marketing give me a call! Mahalo, Ethan 808-938-4665 Kukio 29 V2 from Ethan Tweedie Photography on Vimeo. Share on Facebook

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Mauna Kea Summit During the 2013 Perseids Meteor Shower

This image was taken August 12th 2013 from the summit of Mauna Kea.  Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano that rises some 32,000 feet from the ocean floor (making it the tallest mountain on the planet) and 13,796 feet above sea level.  With 13 observatories, Mauna Kea is arguably the best place on Earth to observe the cosmos from because […]

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Milky Way Panorama During Perseids Meteor Shower

I had never tried capturing the Milky Way by doing a panorama so I headed up Saddle Road to find a suitable location where I could get the Milky Way to drape over Mauna Kea.  The bonus this time of year is the Perseids Meteor Shower is beginning and there were tons of shooting stars […]

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Award Winning Image From Kukio Resort

Photography For Real Estate Blog (PFRE) puts on a contest each month with different themes.  The theme for the month of June was Large Interior Adjoined Space.  I submitted a shot I took for Kukio Realty of a private residence at the Resort.  It was an especially difficult shot as it was taken outside looking […]

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Kukio Resort-Cottage 31

If you are interested in having a luxury listing or vacation rental photographed, custom tours and videos can be created to enhance the experience potential buyers and guests will have when choosing a property.  By creating videos of the tours you can also embed into your blog and post to your company youtube/vimeo account etc. […]

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7 Reasons Why High End Photography Saves You Money

Recently, I was hired to photograph a very nice property at the Mauna Kea Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii that had been photographed already by another photographer. Once Concierge Auctions was hired to sell the home via auction they needed to take on the extra expense of rephotographing the home because the […]

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Quality Photography Reflects Your Business

Quality Photography Makes A Difference Quality photography is very important as it represents your company’s values and how the marketplace perceives your business. There will always be a photographer who will be willing to capture images at a lower price, however bargains can quickly turn into a nightmare if the images do not meet the […]

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Big Island Lava Ocean Entry

  What a morning! After almost a year without lava entering the ocean, Kilauea ramped up her activity just in time for the 30th Anniversary of the current eruptive phase!! My day started out at 1:15 AM in order to make it to Pohoiki Boat Ramp (Puna) by 4:30AM.  We all boarded the Lava Ocean Adventures tour boat and […]

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Mele Kalikimaka 2012!

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Cottage 1 at Kukio

  Kukio Cottage 1 Kukio is private beachfront community and golf club located here on the Big Island of Hawaii. The project has an 18-hole championship golf course and a 10-hole short course both designed by Tom Fazio, a private beach club, and 375 custom estate residences and cottages on over 1,400 acres of prime […]

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Happy Halloween From Hawaii!

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Kona Sunset House

The Kona Sunset house is a new listing by Karen Ferrara of Hawaii Life.   I call this house the Sunset House because it faces directly at the sunset as well as awesome views of  the Ocean and Kailua-Kona.  It is tough to see in the image of the ocean but you can see the […]

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Hualalai Resort Luxury Property, Hale Ku Mana

Hale Ku Mana is a private residence at the Hualalai Resort here on the Big Island and is currently listed at $16,500,000.  The home has over 10,000 square feet of high-end living space on 1.3 acres and the home features 5 bedrooms and 5 and half baths.  It features a stone tiled salt water infinity […]

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Ancient Mamane Trees

The Ancient Mamane Trees covered in lichen on Mauna Kea as the Moon Rises. Taken September 2nd 2012 at 8.26 PM. Elevation 9,000 ft. I hope you enjoy. Ethan 808-938-4665 Share on Facebook

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Streamside in Sandalwood at Waimea

Some real estate I photograph is really difficult.  The “problem” with this home here in Waimea on the Big Island is it had so many interesting angles, vistas and views.  Located in the Sandalwood development, the home has views of The Pu’u (Hills) of Kohala Mountain, stunning views of Mauna Kea (13,796 feet), Mauna Loa […]

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Gorgeous Sunset at the Mauna Kea Resort

Gorgeous sunset at the Mauna Kea Resort this past Monday.  I love it when all the elements of my fine art photography come together when shooting real estate/architecture! Call me if you need a property photographed! Ethan 808-938-4665 ethantweedie@gmail.com Share on Facebook

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Moonrise and Lava Glow

It was a very dark night at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  I knew the Moonrise was at 9:39 PM so I decided to hike along the coast to grab some shots of the ocean with the cliffs and Moonlight. It was very difficult hiking along the coastal lava plain because it is very hard to […]

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Kohala Mountain Road Moonbow

It was a blustery evening with driving rain and the hopes of capturing another Moonbow looked dismal.  As I left my house I could see the bright moonlight from a 98% full moon still relatively low in the sky, but it was very windy and rainy, mainlanders might call this rain “blasting rain” but here […]

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Hokuloa Church, Puako Hawaii

The Hokuloa Church was erected through the inspiration of Christian faith instilled in Hawaiians by the Rev. Lorenzo Lyons (1807-1886), an American Congregational missionary who came to this island in 1832. The church structure now stands as a tribute to his labors which began in the village of Puako about 1835. Some history of Puako […]

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Wishard Gallery Reception

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Puako Twilight

After a long day of shooting, nice to relax and see our beautiful Hawaiian stars! I hope you enjoy. Ethan www.EthanTweedie.com   EthanTweedie@gmail.com 808-938-4665 Share on Facebook

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Spiral Cloud Over Mauna Kea?

On February 18th 2012 I looked up towards Mauna Kea (13,796 ft.) and saw this most unusual cloud formation, it looked like a seashell, cork screw or a spiral? I looked and looked for other cloud formations similar, but I could not find any? Anyway, I thought it was really cool!!! I hope you enjoy. […]

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Green Flash!

The Green Flash I have personally seen the green flash dozens of times.  Once you know what to look for all you need is an unobstructed horizon!!  Easier said than done, but if you are patient you will see one. When you have the unobstructed horizon (Many times you think you might have a clear […]

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The Weather Channel Features My Mauna Kea Photos!!

Hey its not often you or even your pictures get on The Weather Channel, but that is exactly what happened on the morning of February 27th when I saw my pictures featured on the Weather Channel’s Morning Update on TV! This is a screen shot of the picture on their website! http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/hawaii-snow-slideshow_2012-02-28?page=2 Anyway, it just […]

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Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa Snow 2-19-12

Some of the pictures from an incredible day shooting from 11,000 feet on the slopes of Mauna Loa.  Moku Nui No Ka Oi. I hope you enjoy. Ethan www.EthanTweedie.com Follow me on Twitter!! Become a fan on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/9V8NYe EthanTweedie@gmail.com 808-938-4665 Share on Facebook

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The World’s Tallest Mountain, Mauna Kea

The world’s tallest mountain you say? Well yes!  Most mountains are measured at their base, which happens to be sea level.  What if you measured a mountain from where it began its life as is the case with volcanoes?  Mauna Kea is a massive volcano here on the Big Island that began its early days […]

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Finally Got Some Snow!

Finally got some snow and rain here in Waimea! This has been a strange winter.  December started out very cold and wet with some snow on our mountains Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa (Both mountains/volcanoes are just under 14,000 ft.) and from the end of December till today we have had very little rain.  It […]

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Bull’s Bodyguard

Bull’s Bodyguard What is it about seeing a bird on the back of a cow (Bull in the case) that brings a smile to one’s face? Taken in North Kohala near Pololu Valley, Big Island. I hope you enjoy. Ethan www.EthanTweedie.com Follow me on Twitter!! Become a fan on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/9V8NYe EthanTweedie@gmail.com 808-938-4665 Share on […]

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Two Secrets to Great Sunset Images

Two Secrets to Great Sunset Images Don’t actually take pictures of the sunset! WAIT!! Yup, that’s it. You’ve been there, you are on vacation at some tropical paradise and everyone gathers to watch the sunset, maybe even see the “Green Flash” but as soon as the sun goes below the horizon everyone leaves because supposedly […]

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Whale Watch Tour Gets Show of Lifetime!!!!!!

I was down at the Mauna Lani shooting this morning and saw quite a few whales and at least 10 breaches. Most of the activity was pretty far away then I spotted Adventure X Rafting Whale Tours.  I knew then they must see some whales so I waited patiently for some action. Sure enough a […]

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Sunset at the Eva Parker Woods Cottage

The Eva Parker Woods Cottage was built by Frank Woods and Eva, the descendants of John Palmer Parker, who founded Parker Ranch. The Cottage is located at the Mauna Lani Resort here on the Big Island. Over half a century ago, the late Francis H. I’i Brown, a sportsman and socialite with royal Hawaiian lineage, acquired […]

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Three Pu’u above Waimea

The weather in Waimea throughout the month of January has been nothing less than spectacular.  After about two weeks of heavy rains in the month of December the Pu’u or hills above Waimea have really “greened” up. From left to right are Pu’u Laelae (Clear hill), Pu’u Pelo (Turned over hill) and Pu’u Hoku’ula (Hill […]

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Pololu Valley Dreams

My Mom and I got up at 5:30 AM this morning to go take pictures of Sunrise at Pololu Valley. While I was shooting I couldnt help notice her just mesmerized by the beginning of a new day! I hope you enjoy. Ethan www.EthanTweedie.com Follow me on Twitter!! Become a fan on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/9V8NYe EthanTweedie@gmail.com 808-938-4665 […]

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A Voggy Sunset Reveals Sunspots!!

I was down at Kawaihae to photograph a (hopefully) spectacular sunset, but the VOG (Volcanic Originated Gasses) ended up obscuring the sun so much it wasn’t very bright or vibrant.  When I got on the computer to edit the images I noticed some dots within the picture of the Sun.  Turned out every picture had […]

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Mele Kalikimaka from Waimea Hawaii!!

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Surreal to Sublime – Lunar Eclipse to Full Moon Set

Last bit of moon before the full eclipse. Lunar Eclipse at its peak.  (Jupiter in the lower left) Keck Observatory using a laser for adaptive optics.  Moon 85% International Space Station as it went by at 5:09AM in the NNE Orion to the left of the moon.  Foreground is Subaru, Keck and NASA Infrared Observatories. […]

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When Mauna Kea Turns Pink – The Story of Two Lovers

The story of Kukahau`ula and Poli`ahu In the story, Kukahau`ula — Ku, a deity representing the male force in the form of the rising sun — pursues Poli`ahu, the woman of the mountain. In Ku’s constant pursuit of Poli`ahu he is constantly thwarted by frost, snow and freezing rain. When Ku finally embraces his lover […]

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2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Waimea

It was a perfect evening for the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Parker School here in Waimea on the Big Island.   Residents of all ages showed up and watched the tree lighting at 6:30 PM and then enjoyed hot cocoa, Christmas Carols and a talk story of Christmases past!! I hope you enjoy. Ethan […]

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Furry Friends

My loyal furry friends always come running to say hello when I come visit.  These guys have to be the nicest horses and donkey I know! I have a big bag of carrots ready for my next visit.  Do you think they would be pleased to see me even more? I hope you enjoy. Ethan […]

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Crazy Thanksgiving Sunset

After a great long Thanksgiving weekend out in Volcano with friends I came home to Waimea to a most spectacular sunset, one of those sunsets that is really impossible to capture exactly the way it was that evening. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy. Ethan www.EthanTweedie.com Follow me on Twitter!! […]

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The Pink Hotel – Royal Hawaiian Waikiki

I was in Waikiki to photograph Diamond Head for a private client and as I walked by the Royal Hawaiian the clouds and sky were so dramatic. What is it about the Royal Hawaiian Hotel that brings a smiles to people’s faces? Nostalgia of old Hawaii, the color of the hotel, the Mai Tais? Whatever […]

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Ooh the Sunrise!

I woke up early this morning and began making my coffee to start the day and saw this really cool looking cloud beginning to be highlighted by the morning sun.   I ran and grabbed my camera and tripod and set up in my front yard.  Granted, this isn’t some cool mountain shot etc., but the […]

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My High School 26 Years Later

I am happy to say that my Alma Mater is going strong after the 26 years since I walked across the stage for graduation in 1985. I got up early this past Sunday and decided to see if I could get some pictures of my school. It isn’t often you can find the school quiet […]

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Da Green Church (as we say in Waimea)

My home, Waimea, a place I am so proud of… I hope you enjoy. Ethan www.EthanTweedie.com Follow me on Twitter!! Become a fan on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/9V8NYe EthanTweedie@gmail.com 808-938-4665 Share on Facebook

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Diamond Head and Waikiki

This 760-foot tuff crater is one of Hawaii’s most famous landmarks and one of my favorite places to hike.  I didn’t get a chance to hike it this trip, but if you are on Oahu you need to put that on your list of things to do!  Go early in the day as it gets […]

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Sunrise Over Kalama Valley

Just took a couple snapshots off the porch of the high puffy clouds because the pattern looked so cool! I hope you enjoy. Ethan www.EthanTweedie.com Follow me on Twitter!! Become a fan on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/9V8NYe EthanTweedie@gmail.com 808-938-4665 Share on Facebook

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Miles of Sandy Beaches on the North Shore

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Sailing in Kane`ohe Bay

Spent a great day sailing on Kane`ohe Bay on Oahu!! Follow me on Twitter!! Become a fan on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/9V8NYe EthanTweedie@gmail.com 808-938-4665 Share on Facebook

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House of a Lifetime

‘ I was asked to photograph the most prestigous property at the Four Seasons Hualalai. It is an amazing house with stunning views of the ocean, golf course and beach! Here is a image tour of the property. http://www.tourbuzz.net/public/vtour/display/41381?a=1 Aloha, Ethan 808-938-4665 Share on Facebook

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Snow on Mauna Kea September 15th 2011 !!!

Woke up this morning and got an email from a friend saying there was snow on Mauna Kea!! I didn’t see that coming! That is two snowfalls this summer one on June 4th/5th and one today September 15th! Thanks Paula for the heads up! I hope you enjoy. Ethan www.EthanTweedie.com Follow me on Twitter!! Become […]

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Standing on the Edge of Earth’s Shadow

The Sun had just set as we stood on the summit of Mauna Kea at 13,796 feet, we decided to dash over to the Eastern sky to see if Mauna Kea was still casting a shadow below. What we saw instead was Earth casting its shadow towards the sky; we were literally on the edge […]

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Wailoa Big Island Style Art Show!!!

I want to thank all of my family and friends (and those who were there in spirit) who came out last night for the reception!! It was a great night with lots of fine art and conversation!! If you missed the reception the show will be on display until September 29th Wailoa Art Center Hours […]

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Beams of Light at Sunset

I was headed home after a meeting down at Hualalai and noticed the light was looking nice.   I happened to have my camera with me so I took a drive out between Kohala Mountain and Mauna Kea.  The thing that struck me is how dry it has gotten in the last month and half.  The […]

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Kiholo Bay

Sunrise looking over at Maui. Sunrise light and the water from a heart on the shore of Kiholo Sunset my first night at Kiholo Sunset my second night.  I like the way the ocean is spraying in the foreground. After photographing the sunset I fired up my grill and had some grass fed big island […]

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The 7 Image Mauna Kea Panorama

This image of the summit of Mauna Kea taken August 4th 2011 was created by taking 7 pictures and then stitching them together. I hope you enjoy. Ethan www.EthanTweedie.com Follow me on Twitter!! Become a fan on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/9V8NYe EthanTweedie@gmail.com 808-938-4665 Share on Facebook

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2011 Hawaiian Cultural Festival at Pu’u Kohola Heiau

Scenes from today’s Ho`oku`ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival I hope you enjoy. Ethan www.EthanTweedie.com Follow me on Twitter!! Become a fan on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/9V8NYe EthanTweedie@gmail.com 808-938-4665 Share on Facebook

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Bald Eagles-Difficult Photography Subjects

I was looking through some files from a few years ago and came across one of my favorite pictures of a female Bald Eagle at Lake Texoma in North Texas. While living in Texas I became fascinated by Bald Eagles. Each fall and winter the Eagles would migrate from up North to spend the winter […]

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Often Missed Highlight of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Many people visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and dream about seeing lava flowing down the side of the volcano and or an ocean entry with its dramatic steam cloud ascending into the sky.  For sure, all dramatic events that do occur at the Park, but Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate! Lately the lava erupting […]

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On the Edge of Light at Waipio Valley

Stunning and remote Waipio Valley. The place name means “Curved Water” and certainly it is water that created this valley, rivers eroding Kohala Mountain over the last 450,000 years, the ocean once filled the valley when the level was higher and in recent history both in 1946 and 1960 the valley was inundated by devastating […]

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The Legend of the Nightmarchers…

The Moon shining through the Koa Trees with my tent in the foreground. The eerie shadows cast by the moon or were they the Nightmarchers? A group of us all went camping up to Keanakolou Cabins.  Keanakolou (The Three Caves) is about 25 miles, about an hour and a half, northeast of Waimea off a […]

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Speechless

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Mahealani’s “I Love Being 40″ Photo Shoot!

Mahealani contacted me to do some “Sexy I Love Being Forty” photographs so we set out one morning really with no agenda and just followed our instincts on light etc.  We found a couple cool locations to shoot up off of Saddle Road and I think we got some fun stuff.  Most of all, we […]

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Kohala Mountain Panorama

Waimea’s beloved Kohala Mountain as taken from the plains of Mauna Kea on Parker Ranch.  Kohala is the only extinct volcano on the Big Island and last erupted over 60,000 years ago and is about 450,000 years old.  The mountain is close to 5,500 feet tall.  There is no literal Hawaiian translation for Kohala, which […]

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Altocumulus Clouds at Church Row Waimea, HI

More cool clouds last night above the Big Island. This year seems like we have had a lot of high clouds forming laminar layers. I was headed up Kawaihae Road from a photo assignment and saw these high clouds above Waimea so I cruised over to Church Row .  The first picture is of Imiola […]

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Kahinahina “Road”

We began our adventure from Saddle Road around 6,000 feet to circumnavigate Mauna Kea on the Kahinahina “Road.” Kahinahina is Hawaiian for silversword .  We started our drive at around 1:30 and drove all the way to our overnight stay at Pu’u Kaluamakani arriving at around 5 pm.  After watching the sunset and then the […]

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Amazing Clouds Over the Big Island!

The first day of summer was really quite amazing here in Hawaii Nei. All day there were these very high clouds (Cirrus) and when I got home I just had to grab my camera and take a few shots. I was a little disappointed that the clouds moved in to obscure Mauna Kea, but that […]

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Good Morning Good Coffee!

Ran into my friend David (The owner of Hawaii White Mountain Coffee Co.) at the Parker School Farmers Market yesterday. I picked up a bag of his Javaloha Peaberry and thought I would start my day off with a cup of his coffee. This morning it is especially good as the cool misty rains of […]

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Rainbow and Ohia Lehua at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

I got to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at about 7:30AM and it was one of those rainy days at the park.  I decided to heard over to the Jagger Visitor Center to check out the Caldera and use the restroom before a meeting I was scheduled to attend at 8AM.  I could see a […]

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Good Friends and June Birthdays!

My friend Sabrina put together a gathering at her ranch up on Kohala Mountain to celebrate her birthday as well as 6 other June Birthdays including mine!! We met at her house then got into a caravan of 4 wheel drive vehicles and went up the mountain to the edge of the Ohia forest. We […]

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Mauna Kea Snow June 2011!!

What an amazing birthday to see Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa cover in snow on June 5th!! In fact the mountain got over 8 inches at the summit and the road is closed!  I was dreaming of putting my skis on!  What a coup that would have been!!! Share on Facebook

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Bucking Bronco!!!!

Tyler Cox rides this bronco like no other! I don’t konw about you, but this has to take a lot of guts to get on a horse or bull and hold on for dear life!! Get R Done! Taken at the Honoka’a Rodeo Memorial Day 2011 Share on Facebook

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The Cuteness Factor

We were on our way to the Honoka’a Rodeo and passed by these cute little lambs. I quickly turned around and headed back to try and get a few images of them. I got off a few frames and then they got up and headed towards “Mama” for some milk! Share on Facebook

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The Amazing Journey of Life

Sometimes you don’t know where the journey is going to take you.  You might come to a fork in the road?  Do you listen?  Follow your heart and that is the path you should take. That is my journey. Ethan Share on Facebook

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The Painted Skies of Mauna Kea

I took this shot almost a year ago and didn’t do anything with it because there was some other shots I took that at first glance were more compelling, but I had some inspiration to go back and look at the shots from that day and thought this deserved coming out of hiding. To purchase […]

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Getting Ready for the Honoka’a Rodeo

I left my house not knowing where I was going to go take pictures when I noticed a ton of vehicles at the Parker Ranch Rodeo Arena. I decided to check and see what was going on! All the riders where getting ready for the Memorial Day Weekend Rodeo out in Honoka’a. I saw one […]

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The Light on Hoku’ula (Buster Brown)

Climbed up Hoku’ula (Buster Brown) to watch the sunset. The light that streams across from the Kohala Mountain is always so amazing. Share on Facebook

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Pu’eone

I went camping this past weekend at a place called Malaekahana over on the North Shore of Oahu.  My friend Tommy brought his canoe Pu’eone and on Saturday we rode the waves just outside the beach break.  It was a lot of fun getting back in a canoe again!!  I remembered Pu’eone from my paddling […]

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The Koa Tree

The Koa tree is one of my favorite trees, such a majestic tree. In the highlands you will find this tree covered in lichen like this specimen off Mana Road. You can see the light green lichen reflecting the light of the “Golden Hour” Image may be purchased at http://ethantweedie.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Need-to-Print/16653856_jRqpmL Share on Facebook

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Kilauea Summit Eruption 5.10.11

With just a little light left the sky had some blue hues and the gas cloud was a nice purple color.  I shot this at ISO 800 at f/2.8 for 20 seconds with a Canon 1D Mark IV at 7:37PM HST TO ORDER PRINTS ONLINE GO TO: http://bit.ly/in4a4j Share on Facebook

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Grady Turns 3!!

Grady about to give a go at the piñata! Chris at the helm of the piñata controls. Nothing like a shirt full of candy after the piñata is broken to make a kid smile! Share on Facebook

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May 2nd 2011 Mauna Kea Snow and Rainbow

Well we have had some interesting weather patterns here in Hawaii!   There has been a cut off low with some very cold temperatures that creates lots of instability and thus we have had a lot of thunder and lightening and snow on our mountains.  The sky parted at sunset to reveal the summits of […]

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God was out with his paintbrush last night!!

I was moved last night to grab my camera gear and go find some light.  It was around 4:30PM when the light just seemed nice and there was cool high clouds.  In my mind I was drawn to this one area in Waimea and I was going to climb a cinder cone that I had […]

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Our Little Church Survived the Tsunami

One of my favorite places in Kona, St. Peter’s By The Sea Catholic Church. Here is some more info: A popular photographic subject on postcards, picturesque St. Peter’s by the Sea Church was built in 1880 across from La‘aloa Beach Park and named after Peter Kahulamu. Noah Kanewa allowed the church to use that initial […]

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How about a Black and White?

Sometimes you can look at a picture and just tell it might be a good candidate for BW. I have been getting images ready all day to get printed and came across this picture I took off Hapuna last year and wasn’t inspired by the image when it was in color. It is fun to […]

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Get the Boot!

A friend of mine who is involved with many things in our little town of Waimea asked me if I could get some shots of the boot. I was coming back from getting some April snow shots of Mauna Kea and the light seemed good for some boot shots.   The boot celebrates the 100 […]

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Mauna Kea Spring Snow!!!

Lots of storms today and our beloved Mauna Kea got a nice white snow today April 6th 2011!!!! She cleard just enough to get a few pictures this evening. Share on Facebook

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Have you ever seen a Moonbow?

I have been trying to get an image of the elusive Moonbow for a long time. This evening on the way back from the Volcano there it was!! It was cold, windy and raining but I toughed it out. After getting some images the CF card failed and all the pictures were gone. Undaunted I dug […]

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The Amazing Light of Waimea

There are a few places on this Earth that are just blessed with the right light and amazing colors. Waimea is one of those places. Everyday I pinch myself that I actually live here. Waimea is “up-country” at an elevation of around 2800 feet it is cooler than down at the ocean. Home to the […]

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Hidden Beauty of The Big Island

Waterfall and clear mountain water. Share on Facebook

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Hog the Bounty Hunter!!

Roger and Tammy Faye!! Tammy Faye the Hog Tammy Faye the Hog You probably have seen Hog The Bounty Hunter along the highway between the Mauna Lani and Hapuna Beach. I have often wondered what his story is so today I finally had the chance to check him out! His real name is Roger Downing. […]

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Knowing When The Light is Right!!

As I shot Mauna Kea and the cows these birds flew by!! I have some friends who wanted me to get some pictures of the Cherry Blossoms!! I have been so busy I only caught the tail end!! Better than nothing? You can’t beat the light in Waimea! Church Row. A late evening sunset over […]

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An Encounter with 200 Spinner Dolphins! What a Magical Place!!!

Whale Watch with Adventure X Rafting with Captain Casey!!  Captain Casey is a great guy, full of enthusiasm and knowledge we set out on our whale watching tour.  We saw at least 30 whales, too many to count really.  The ever illusive whale breach was seen but I was unable to capture on film.  I […]

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Kilauea Volcano Erupting in Two Places!!

Prior to Saturday March 5th many changes occured on the east rift zone of Kilauea. There had been many small earthquakes under the volcano in the area just east of Kilauea Iki. I had noticed the birds were seemingly agitated and thought to myself this is something interesting. Also, churning lava lake inside of Halemau’mau […]

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Darn Cute Little Baby Turkeys!!

This is the first time I have ever seen baby turkeys!! There were 5 of these cute things just cruising around this morning. They certainly gave me a nice little chuckle! Share on Facebook

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Sunset From Last Summer

The last two weeks we have had a lack of tradewinds our prevailing winds. Without these winds the gasses from the volcano just hang around the island chain making things hazy and dull. I am so ready for our winds to come back. Can you guess where this might be taken from? There is a […]

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The “Mana” of Mana Road

Red dirt, green grass and a snow covered Mauna Kea. Does it get any better? Share on Facebook

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Amazing Night at Kilauea!!!

I have been going to view the summit eruption of Kilauea for quite some time, but in the last couple weeks many chnages have occured. About two weeks ago there was a relatively large earthquake of 3.5 at the summit created by a collapse of the pit crater. From that time on there have been […]

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Would you jump?

I was exploring a stream in Waimea and came across this awesome waterfall.  I was getting my camera equipment set up and some kids showed up, they were gonna jump!!   These two girls jumped at least 35 feet from where they climbed up the side of the waterfall!!  Oh how this reminds me of […]

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Sometimes I feel like I am in the African Safari?

Taking a closer look at the Donkeys I noticed some of them have striped legs like Zebra?  The sun had gone down this evening on the way back from Waikoloa and the greens in the grasses were so vibrant.   The hill or pu’u is named Nohona o Hae. Share on Facebook

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Aloha Spirit

I am forever blown away by the spirit of Aloha. My good friend and real estate agent, Stacy Disney, (http://stacydisney.com/) brought me some fresh Mahi Mahi and my other friend Mahealani Winters dropped of some of the BEST avocado ever!! I love my friends here on the Big Island, they are the reason I came home […]

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Who Can Resist a Cute Puppy!

This is Bonnie, my friend Sabrina’s yellow/white lab!  Seriously, how cute is she??? Share on Facebook

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The Things I saw Today January 21st 2011!

Crazy sunrise on Mauna Kea, it was some effect from my lens, but I have never seen that before?? Beautiful snow on Pu’u Ha’u Kea with Mauna Loa in the Distance. My shadow with moon The last photo was taken a few hours later at Hapuna Point!!! What a day!! Share on Facebook

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The End of One Day Heralds a New

The sky was changing so fast and these colors last a mere moments!! Share on Facebook

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One of My Favorite Places

I am always so fullfilled when I am in a place like this, Buster Brown has always been one of my most favorite places to be. The warm sun on my face, the cool trades blowing and the majestic view of Mauna Kea looming in the distance. Share on Facebook

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In All Her Grandeur: Mauna Kea Panorama (PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE FOR FULL SIZE)

This photo of Mauna Kea was taken with 3 separate images using the Canon 1D Mark IV and combined in in CS5.  It was shot with the Canon 85mm f 1.2 at f/10 at 1/45 ISO 200 (If you wanted to know!)  I hope you like the photo as much as I enjoyed taking the […]

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Mauna Kea finally reveals herself!

After a nice snow storm Mauna Kea stayed hidden all day yesterday.  She revealed herself briefly this morning just before another storm approaches.  These two photos were taken within a few minutes of each other!! Share on Facebook

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From Hawaiian Cowboy Country

This cow was walking along the fence and crossed the path of the sun, I thought it looked cool.  Very spiritual place along Mauna Kea Ranch Lands. Share on Facebook

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Where Glaciers Used to Roam

15,000 years ago a glacier sat on top of Mauna Kea.  What you are looking at is the glacial moraine at the top of the mountain.  Then Mauna Kea erupted under the ice sheet and the melt off created the Pohakuloa Gulch.  After the Earth warmed 15,000 years ago the ice melted. Share on Facebook

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Going Going Green Flash!!!

Hiked up to the summit of Hoku’ula (Buster Brown) and captured the sun as it dipped below the horizon.  It was a wonderful surprise to end a beautiful day!! Share on Facebook

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Mr. Pueo!!! (Hawaiian Owl)

So there I was, heading up the Saddle Road towards Volcano National Park.  Camera at the ready searching for Mr or Mrs Pueo.  Then I saw what I thought was an owl on the fence and the realized it was a piece of plastic that I have seen caught on the fence.  In my mind […]

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Feathered Friends

I was cruising along the Saddle Road just before the 1935 Mauna Loa flow and saw two Nene feeding near the road.  I pulled a U-turn and thankfully had my telephoto lens on the camera and ready to go!  I was far enough away not to bother them, but close enough to get some excellent […]

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Wow!! Another Mauna Kea Sunrise??

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Amazing Mauna Kea Sunrise

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First Snow on Mauna Kea!!

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Mele Kalikimaka from Waimea Hawaii!!

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Parental Joy

Nothing could be more fun than seeing my Mom and Stepfather’s faces when I took them to Kiholo Bay! Share on Facebook

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AMAZING Rainbow in Waimea!!

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Birthday at Kua Bay!!

JUMP!! Share on Facebook

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Lake Waiau, Mauna Kea Summit

The 7th highest lake in the United States!  A sacred place on the summit. Share on Facebook

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Mauna Kea Summit and Keck

Couldn’t resist taking a shot of the Keck Telescopes under the bright moon! Share on Facebook

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Full Moon at Kilauea Caldera

Hot Magma!! Share on Facebook

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Panoramic of Mauna Kea!!

Panoramic of Mauna Kea!!  I took 4 separate shots of Mauna Kea to get this one picture. Share on Facebook

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Purple Mauna Majesty

So I am am sitting at my computer and I look out the window and see Mauna Kea with perfect light cast upon its slopes and I think to myself, “gee how many pictures can I take of this mountain?”  Well, I am glad I captured the late summer light because the hues of purple […]

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Beautiful Waimea, My Hometown

Waimea on the Big Island is a beautiful place.  It is situated between Kohala and Mauna Kea at an elevation of 2500 feet which keeps the days and nights cooler than down at the ocean.  It is home of Parker Ranch, Canada France Hawaii and Keck Telescope headquarters.  A visit to the Big Island isn’t […]

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Puako Bay, New Moon and Venus about to set.

After chatting with some guys fishing way after the sun set I had to capture the moon setting with venus.  What a beautiful night!! Share on Facebook

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Puako New Moon and Venus

I love the beams of light after sunset! Share on Facebook

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Puako Bay at Sunset

After a great day working I decided to photography the sunset at Puako.  Some things never get old? Share on Facebook

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Sunny Afternoon at Waipio

Located along the Hamakua Coast on the northeast shore of the Big Island of Hawaii, the Waipiʻo Valley is the largest and most southern of the seven valleys on the windward side of the Kohala Mountains.  The Waipiʻo Valley is a mile wide at the coastline and almost six miles deep.  Along the coast is […]

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Mauna Kea Sunrise

Mauna Kea has many different moods.  The hue of colors this morning were very relaxing and needed to be captured!!  You can see some of the 13 telescopes at the summit.  Mauna Kea is the premier location on the planet for viewing the night sky and is home to the largest telescope on the planet […]

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What shall we name this puffer fish???

I was down at Kiholo Bay last week and this guy was fishing and caught a puffer fish!!  Thought I would get a picture before he threw him back!!  What shall we name him?? Pufferfish are poor swimmers, but can quickly ingest huge amounts of water to turn themselves into a virtually inedible ball several […]

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Kilauea Summit Eruption-What will happen next?

The summit eruptive vent within Halema`uma`u Crater hosted a lava pond that produced red glow visible from the Jaggar Museum overnight on August 24th 2010.  There is some conjecture that since there is degassing which cools the magma before it reaches Pu’u O’o that at some point the dike that feeds the current lavas at […]

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Beautiful and friendly horses of Waipio Valley

Spent the afternoon last weekend down in Waipio Valley.  We came across this mother horse and her foal and fed them some bananas which the really loved!!!  Can you see the love in Momma’s eyes? Share on Facebook

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Funny Faces!!!

Making friends here in Hawaii!!! Share on Facebook

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The Lonely Road Less Traveled

I was setting up for this shot of the road and along came a vehicle.  My first intuition was get back in my car before I get blasted by dust!!  Then I looked at the image through my viewfinder and thought the shot looked a lot cooler with the car blasting down the dusty road! […]

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Mauna Kea and the Moon

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Friendly Donkey while photographing Mauna Kea

I was exploring some roads near Mana Road and came across a friendly Donkey.  He had a fascination with the camera.  I will have to post some pictures of him while he was about to eat my camera. Share on Facebook

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Mauna Kea Sunset!!!

We went up to Mauna Kea to see the shooting stars but who cares if we only saw two!!! Share on Facebook

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Art that is art?!

Onomea Bay is a beautiful place, I opted to get some pictures of things that most people miss like this gallery that was a piece of art.  I saw the colors and thought it was cool!  What do you think? Share on Facebook

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Kawaihae Sunset, Big Island

Kawaihae harbor is the witness to much history here on the Big Island.   This is the home of Pu’ukohola Heiau that Kamehameha built.  Kapoukahi, a powerful kahuna from Kauai, prophesized that war would end if Kamehameha constructed a heiau dedicated to the war god Ku at Pu’ukohola.  All of the stones that were used to build […]

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Twilight Glow at Kalapana Lava Entry

Lava enters the ocean in a fairly wide area at Kalapana on August 4th 2010 Share on Facebook

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Pali Me ‘ili’ili Beach is no more (Fox’s Landing).

What a moment!  It would be the first time to see this beautiful beach and also the last time, forever. Share on Facebook

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Lava covers Fox’s Landing Beach

Sad to watch this beautiful beach disappear right before my eyes.  It was obvious that these fellow hikers were also pondering the moment. Share on Facebook

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Beautiful Waipio Valley at Sunset

July 7th 2010 – Last night I finally got a chance to make it down to Waipio Valley since returning to Hawaii.  For those that have never been to Waipio it is like stepping back in time to the old ways of Hawaii.  To get into the valley one either must hike down the 2000 […]

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Welcome to my blog!! Today is July 7th 2010

This is my first post!! This photograph of Hapuna Beach was taking shortly after moving back to the Big Island.  I had been moving into my new place most of the day and towards the end of the day decided to take a swim down at Hapuna.  I had a a great time catching some […]

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Welcome to My Blog!

The first blog post will be coming soon! Share on Facebook

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