Monday, May 26, 2008

Aloha from Paradise

There I was, last Saturday, sitting on this beach on our last day in Maui. I sat on my rattan beach mat, with the clear crystal Pacific just feet away from me, with the islands of Molokai and Lanai poking their mountains into distant billowing clouds. I tried to absorb the full beauty of the panorama, but I just couldn't get enough of the sound of the surf, the warm sun on my skin, the magical color of the ocean, and the soft texture of the sand.

As we sat there, we watched a couple gather on the beach wearing leis and white clothing. And a minister or officiant performed a wedding ceremony with their three young boys at their side. It was obvious that the boys found the sand more interesting than the promises being made. A handful of loved ones were there. It was surely an private and special moment for them. One held a camcorder, another a point and shoot camera. I threw on my telephoto lens and ran up on the distant path to observe and take some images with the rest of the casual observers. I wrestled in my mind with the idea of giving them my card so they could contact me so I could share the images with them. Ultimately I decided that I didn't want to interrupt their special day. I sort of regret that decision. So if you know of someone who got married on the beach just north of Kaanapali Beach Sheraton in Maui last Friday, let them know that I have some images for them. Hey, it's a long shot... but stranger things have happened.

Okay - I've spent way too much time on this blog. I better get down to the pool so we can grill our dinner. I'm wiped out from our scuba training today and ready for some good food and a good night's sleep. Aloha!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Aloha Vacation!

Tomorrow is the day that I'll be leaving for vacation. I'll have my mobile and laptop with me, so I can stay in the loop a bit. However, I'm not sure what internet connectivity will be like. Plus, the whole point of a vacation is to not work.... so, I'll attend to urgent issues, but most matters will wait until I get home on June 2nd.

Happy with "Glee".

That's the title for the below image that was selected as one of's finalists for the month of April. Over 30,000 images were entered, and only 446 were finalists. So, with glee, I'll present you with the lucky image: "Glee".

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Sneak Peek for Baby "I".

This little one has chubby everything, and is too cute for words. And she sure has grown and changed since I photographed her at just a few weeks old. Sweet baby "I" was so cooperative and we got so many great images. Six months old is such a fun age for portraits! Here are just a few. The rest will be online in the next few days. Thanks again "K" for bringing her back for more photos!