Sunday, April 17, 2011

Not all trees in Hawaii are green...

For those that didn't know, or are maybe visiting and wanted a Friday evening diversion, the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki puts on a short fireworks show every Friday at 7:45PM HST.

Met someone last Friday for a fireworks shoot at Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park. Started early for sunsets (that didn't pan out due the heavy cloud cover), then turned around for the other half of the entertainment. Convenient, huh? And you get to watch other photographers busy with wedding shoots and stuff while you wait.. General people-watching, too, if you wish.

In general, a nice, slow-paced way for photographers to spend an evening. The beginners get to discuss all the gear and settings, the advanced folk either discuss the nuances of such captures, or roll their eyes at those discussing such. Fun, in a photo-geek way. When the shooting starts, it is a frantic few minutes, hoping you don't miss too much, looking for the big finish. And then it's over.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Nice afternoon, it was

Got a bit of a reprieve from the thunderstorms. Naturally, when there's storms, there are storm clouds to hunt.

Well, sort of. Got clouds, but inconsistent. The afternoon set seemed to work out the best. By the time sunset came around, it got rather muddy. Although, there was a moment that presented itself to later mutilation. Hehe.

It was a nice Friday afternoon.