News & Events : Celestial Sightings

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Happy Halloween From Hawaii!

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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