Sunday, February 12, 2012

Something Different

I am not normally into altering images - maybe a few basic fixes in iPhoto - but no drastic post processing.  Well, that may be about to change ;)  I recently found a few free downloads that I like, and one of them is Pixlr.  I used it to give this photo a more worn, vintage feel with the "dirt" application!  While this stuff is fun and I just love seeing the ways that others use applications to do really cool things, I think that I will ultimately remain more of a purist (even if that makes me more boring in the photography world)!

What downloads  or programs do you like to use for image alteration?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Winter Hike

The nice thing about doing sunrise hikes in Hawaii during the winter is that sunrise isn't until just after 7am (as opposed to just after 5:00am in the summer)!  Hawaii does not participate in Daylight Savings.  This was taken on a trail above Kailua and Lanikai - you can see one of the WWII pillboxes, with tiny Flat Island and Ulupa'u Head in the distance.  For more sky photos from around the world, please visit Skywatch Friday.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Friendly Reminder

I recently saw this t-shirt that the coaches in the AYSO soccer program are wearing for winter season...and it kind of cracks me up :)  However, I do think it's a nice way to get the parents in the right frame of mind as they show up for their kids' games. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012


I took this photo on one of my visits to the Byodo-In Temple.  I don't know what she signifies, but I thought the statue was interesting to look at (and my daughter loved all of her "jewels"!).

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Un-Named Beach

Yes, that is really the name of this obscure strip of sand near Kapolei!  Surely someone should come up with something more creative.  But if you are looking for a spot to watch the sunset in solitude, this is one of several options on the island.  I think visitors are kept to a minimum here because  it's very hard to find and it fronts an industrial area.  I'm a little late posting, but for more sky images from around the globe please visit Skywatch Friday.