News & Events : Hawaiian History

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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