“Moonbow Waimea” Featured in Hana Hou Magazine

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“Moonbow Waimea” by Ethan Tweedie Photography 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 me for custom orders!

To read more about capturing this amazing sight read my blog post!!!

Mahalo,

Ethan

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Check out the article on Moonbows featuring my image “Waimea Moonbow ” 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.

To read more about capturing this amazing sight read my blog post!!!

Mahalo,

Ethan

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 as some photos taken atop Mauna Kea this past July when Ethan joined Gallery Owner Gunner Mench in driving his 50 year old Porsche to the summit for sunset and the stars.

Ethan says this was among the best sunsets he has ever witnessed, and what happened that night was almost unbelievable! The 1963 Porsche will also be on display for the show, bearing its Mauna Kea Benchmark Badge on the rear grill.

The Perseid Meteor Showers happen every year in early August, and Ethan was invited by park rangers at Pu’ukohola to photograph the shower together with the Heiau, achieving mind boggling results after taking over 160 exposures of 30 seconds in a single night. More photos were taken along with Halemaumau’s eruption, capturing meteors, the moon, and ghostly surroundings, achieving a view that the naked eye cannot see in the dim light, but is captured brilliantly with his high quality Canon cameras and special equipment. Most of the prints are offered being printed on metal, with the most superb color rendition and crisp clarity available with today’s printing technology.

Harbor Gallery is located in Kawaihae, just north of the Kohala resorts and next to Café Pesto. The gallery is open daily from 11:30 until 8:30. Phone 808-882-1510 to reach Gunner & Elli Mench, or visit their website at www.harborgallery.biz.

 

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 expectations of your company and the project needs to be re photographed costing time and more money. Hiring a professional from the beginning is a great way to save headaches and allow you to position your company in the best light.

Share The Costs With Others

One way to benefit from quality photography and still keep your budget in check is to share the cost with other interested parties. If you are a contractor you may want to contact the architect, interior designer, landscape architects, consultants, product manufacturers and even the home owner or business owner. The home above was photographed initially for the architect and after speaking with him regarding the licensing of the images it turned out that there was several other parties involved who would be interested in receiving images. The final image costs were shared among three parties thus saving money and time for everyone. A win win as I like to say!

If you are looking for photography for a new project whether you are an architect, contractor, home or business owner give me a call to discuss your project. Upon initial consultation I can do an on site visit and provide you with an estimate.

You may reach me at

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If you live outside the Hawaiian Islands you can find other professional photographers by searching this site.

http://www.findaphotographer.org

Mahalo,

Ethan

Mele Kalikimaka 2012!

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 and Hualalai. For this shot, I chose to cross the stream and shoot the house from Parker Ranch with Pu’u Hoku’ula in the distance in order to give some perspective on the location of the home here in Waimea.

If you’d like to see more images of this home you can see pictures in Clark Realty’s Luxury Portfolio http://bit.ly/R8Ppel

If you need a luxury property photographed for Real Estate, Vacation Rental or Commercial give me a call.

Ethan

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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 in Waimea we call this type of wind driven rain Kipu’u’pu’u rain.

The name Kipu’u’pu’u comes from long ago when Kamehameha needed more spear fighters and having heard of a company of twelve hundred young men of Waimea who were trained runners he went up the hill to Waimea to see these warriors.  Kamehameha was pleased with their swiftness and knew that they would make excellent spear fighters.  These warriors called themselves the Kipu’u’pu’u after the icy cold stinging rain of their homeland.

Last night was certainly a fine example Kipu’u’pu’u rain  with winds easly at 35 to 40 mph.  As I took this shot I could barely stand and I was a little skeptical if I could even get a shot.

After capturing three shots of the Moonbow I was completely soaked on my backside from the driving rain and I was freezing cold from the 3500 feet in elevation even though I had jeans and a sweatshirt on!

Click here for another picture of a Moonbow from last year!

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I hope you enjoy.

Ethan

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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 was starting to get a little scary with brush fires around the island, something that is more common at the end of summer.

What we got this morning is great, but continue to pray for more rain and snow for our island, ranches and farms.

I hope you enjoy.

Ethan

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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 of the red star).

The rain is good news for our Ranches as the grass has become very thick and green for the cattle and other livestock.  The other plant that does well with the rains is the Fireweed with its beautiful yellow flowers, which you can see in this image especially in the section above  and adjacent to Hawaii Preparatory Academy.

The bad news is the Fireweed is considered very invasive and is on the Hawaii State Noxious Weed List.  Fireweed is toxic to livestock when eaten and causes slow growth, illness, liver malfunction and even death in severe cases.   It was discovered in Hawaii pastures in the early 1980s.

The Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture is working on a biological control by way of a moth that feeds on the plant….  Secusio extensa.  The alternative is to use a lot of pesticide, repeatedly and extensively.  Seeds can stay viable for years in the soil.

For now enjoy the views.

Ethan

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Mele Kalikimaka from Waimea Hawaii!!

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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 Poli`ahu with his brilliant pink robe the glorious pink light is cast over the summit of Mauna Kea.

Each time you see this glow over the summit of Mauna Kea think of these two lovers embracing.

For a more detailed rendition of this story click here: http://bit.ly/tevo4V

I hope you enjoy.

Ethan

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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

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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 sunrise was so pretty!

I hope you enjoy.

Ethan

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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 as there is always some activity in and around the school.

A little history of Parker School- Parker School opened its doors in 1976 after community leaders, including Richard Smart, wanted to serve the area’s high school students and the students whose parents worked on Parker Ranch.

In order to best serve the community, there were to be no restrictions as to race, creed or geographic location of residence, and tuition was to be held at a reasonable amount. Initially, the school was opened to serve grades 9 through 12.

Middle school grades were added in 1977 and, in 2005, Parker School became a full curriculum school with the addition of kindergarten through 5th grade. Parker School continues to grow as Waimea, and its needs, grow. In 2007, a new, beautiful Lower School campus was opened.

I hope you enjoy.

Ethan

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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

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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 are as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 am–4:30 pm; Wednesday noon–4:30 pm; 
Closed Saturday, Sunday and State Holidays

I hope you enjoy.

Ethan

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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 mountain was aching for the rain and snow of winter.

As the sun went down the light grew very dramatic with these beams of light shooting up along the elliptic.  I wasn’t sure if the subtle color would render, but as you can see it did!

If you looking for something to do this evening I am showing my images at the “Big Island Style” Art show! There will be eleven other fine artists showing their work as well so come on down and enjoy some art and light Pupu’s then go to a movie or dinner after!

The Show is at the Wailoa Center from 5 to 7PM.   Hope to see you there.

I hope you enjoy.

Ethan

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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 bumpy and dusty 4-wheel drive road.  Needless to say the place is isolated, no power, phone, light etc.

There are several cabins at Keanakolu, but I opted to sleep in my tent to hopefully get some shots of the stars and moon etc.  Besides who could resist the cool mountain air and only the sound of the wind?  I set up my tent at the edge of the Koa forest; the others all bunked together about a football field away inside the main cabin.

On the second night we all turned in pretty early after hiking etc and I headed down to my tent around 10pm.  It didn’t take long to fall asleep, but I ended up waking at around 1 am as nature was calling.  I reluctantly crawled out of my warm cozy nest and stepped into the cool and windy night.  The moon was very bright and shinning through the old Koa trees casting some eerie shadows and the wind was stirring robustly.  The stars were also very bright, looking like diamonds, even though the moon was so bright. One of my philosophies about my photography is to always make the extra effort and get the difficult shot.  At this particular moment, the last thing I wanted to do was get my camera and tripod out and take some pictures, but that is what I opted to do.

Thoughts about being all alone in the middle of nowhere started to dominate my psyche and I began to remember the stories about the Nightmarchers (My best friend Jonah used to tell stories about hearing the Nightmarchers when he was hiking back from Waimanu Valley.).  According to Hawaiian legend, night marchers (huaka‘i po in Hawaiian) are ghosts of ancient warriors. They supposedly roam large sections of the island chain, and can be seen by groups of torches. They can usually be found in areas that were once large battlefields.   Legend has it that if you look a night marcher straight in the eye, you will be forced to walk among them for eternity, but if you have a relative taken by them, you will be spared. Hawaiians say that in the presence of night marchers, one should lie down on their stomach, face down to avoid eye contact, stay quiet, breathe shallowly, and don’t move. Some say that they may nudge you to provoke a reaction so they can take you.

After getting several long exposures I had to keep telling myself to just relax, that it was only my mind that was scaring me.  Luckily there were no Nightmarchers this time… just in my mind.

What would you do if you heard the Nightmarchers?  Do you have any stories about them?   Leave a comment!

Speechless

These are the moments that make me speechless.

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 had a good time and I think that shows.  So if you would like to do a similar type of shoot and are not afraid to lie in the middle of the road, give me a call!!

Ethan

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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 is the name of a district of northern Hawai`i.

This image compiled using eight separate images and stitched together.  Click on picture to see a larger version.

I hope you enjoy.

Ethan

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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 Church (Circa 1855). http://imiolachurch.com/# The second picture is Ke Ola Mau Loa Church or fondly named the “Green Church”

I hope you enjoy.

Ethan

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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 amazing stars we fell asleep in our tents.  The night air got pretty cold!  We all awoke to a beautiful morning and had some strong coffee and breakfast all the while watching our native birds the Amakihi forage in the Mamane and plumb trees next to our camp.   The next leg our our trip would take us from 7,500 feet to around 9,500 heading around the northern part of Mauna Kea.  The going was pretty slow as the road was pretty gnarly in places.  We saw one vehicle parked during our entire drive and one vehicle on the road and a total of two people over the two days on the road.  All in all it was a great time with some great friends.

This was at the end of the trip after I connected with the Mauna Kea Access Road.  I was coming down the hill and noticed the (never before seen) penumbra or Earth’s shadow at sunset.

Almost home after our camping trip I came upon Pu’u Nohona o Hae and the crescent Moon above.

It was so dark at night and the stars were unbelievable.  You may not be able to discern the Milky Way in the small image, but you can see the lights of my 4Runner.

Our overnight stay in a Pu’u included ripe sweet plumbs.  We were at about 7,600 feet elevation.

Our “Hotel” room view was great for sunset.  Maui is to the right of the sun just barely above the clouds.

Rounding the North side of Kahinhina Road. We are at around 9,500 feet.  Below would be Lapahoehoe.  Not shown in this picture is a plane crash on the side of a cinder cone on Mauna Kea at 11,300 feet.  A Navy pilot in 1971 crashed his jet and died.

Our trip would not have been complete without seeing some Silverswords along the way!

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 just forced me to look for other things. I came across these blooming Yucca and some bright fuchsia Bougainvillea and thought the juxtaposition of the green grass and clouds made for a nice image.

I hope you got to see the clouds today!!

Much Aloha

Ethan
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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!!!

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

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!

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

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 of my friends Kimo out there so I took a few pictues of him.

Enjoy

Ethan
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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.

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!

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 our mountains.  Both Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa have had snow the last two days in row!  This evening a small little rainbow appeared at sunset.  So beautiful!!

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 years of  since Ikua Purdy won the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo in 1908.

Below is some verbiage regarding Cheyenne Rodeo etc.

In July 1908, however, a particular event changed these perceptions of Hawaii.  The Cheyenne, Wyoming (“Waiomina” in the Hawaiian language), Frontier Days Rodeo, then in its eleventh year of existence, was known as the greatest and grandest western rodeo.  A winner in the Cheyenne competition was acknowledged in American ranching circles as a true champion.  In 1908, Eben Low, a Hawaii rancher, picked three of the best Hawaiian cowboy ropers, known as paniolo, that he could find and entered them in the rodeo at Cheyenne.  They took first, third, and sixth places in steer roping, and the cowboy world on the continental United States was stunned.  It became obvious that the Hawaii men who could win using borrowed horses were expert horsemen and could use well-trained horses that they had trained themselves.  Within a year or so, the horses of Hawaii had attracted the critical eyes of the United States military, when the cavalry at that time rode horses and mules instead of four-wheel-drive cargo trucks.  By World War II, Hawaii horses were considered better for military purposes than those raised and trained in the continental United States.  General George Patton, who later led the United States tank cavalry in World War II, came to Hawaii as a major and bought, trained, and rode Hawaii’s excellent horses.

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.

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 into my camera bag and pulled another card! I had just enough time to get two pictures off before it disapeared!!! Here is what I got!!!!

Camera and Settings

Canon 1Ds Mark III with a Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L and a Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod and Manfrotto Midi Ball Head.

Image was taken at ISO 1600 at f/2.8 for 30 seconds.

Processed in Lightroom 3 and CS5

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 W.M. Keck,  Canada France Hawaii Observatories and Parker Ranch. It has a unique character all its own.

I hope you enjoy.

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 Buster Brown (Hoku’ula)!

Going up Kohala Mountain Rd. I found some native Morning Glorys! Usually you see them at the beach but there they were with the sunset in the background!!

Coming home from my “day job” you could just see the light was going to be right. i could see a rainbow in Waimea all the way from Kona on the way home. I pulled into my drive way and began to explore. Both cameras on my passanger seat, one with the 70-200 and one with the 16-35 and off I went. These pictures are some of the highlights of the excursion. I hope you enjoy. Please comment if you like what you see!!! I love to get feedback.

The “Mana” of Mana Road

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

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 when I was growing up jumping off Anna’s Pond.  I remember it clearly, it was like jumping into a pile of car tires!  At least that is how I describe it.

I dare you!

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.

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 to Hawaii. I love you guys.

So I pan seared the Mahi Mahi in olive oil and added some sea salt and black pepper.  I also added some Lehua Honey and let in blacken ever so slightly and then let it simmer.  I cooked some brown rice and then drizzled the sauce from the Mahi Mahi.  For my side salad I sliced the Waimea avocado and sprinkled it with sea salt and fresh black pepper. Simple but so good!

Ethan

The End of One Day Heralds a New

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

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.

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 image!!

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!!

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.

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!!

Wow!! Another Mauna Kea Sunrise??

Amazing Mauna Kea Sunrise

First Snow on Mauna Kea!!

AMAZING Rainbow in Waimea!!

Mauna Kea Summit and Keck

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

Panoramic of Mauna Kea!!

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

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 were incredible.  I hope you enjoy!!  If you like this picture let me know!!

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 complete without a visit here!

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!!

Puako New Moon and Venus

I love the beams of light after sunset!

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 a beautiful black sand beach often used by motion picture production companies.

On both sides of the valley there are cliffs reaching almost 2000 feet with hundreds of cascading waterfalls, including one of Hawaii’s most celebrated waterfalls – Hiʻilawe.

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 the Keck Observatory.

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?

Funny Faces!!!

Making friends here in Hawaii!!!

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!

Mauna Kea and the Moon