News & Events : Waimea

“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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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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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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Mele Kalikimaka 2012!

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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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

These are the moments that make me speechless. Share on Facebook

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AMAZING Rainbow in Waimea!!

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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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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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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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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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