Big Island 1 (Hawaii 3)
"Beach" - You see, it seems that at least on the volcanic side of Hawaii, there aren't actually beaches. You don't find sand. The land just kinda.. stops. And then the ocean starts. It's kinda cool, but I felt a little confused at first.
Lava - sorry, from a huge distance. It turns out, though, that a couple days later (when we were safely on the other side of the island) the part of the trail we walked on actually got covered by the flow of lava. So if we waited a bit, I might have been able to get really cool pictures. :D Oh well.
Sulphur vents 1 Sulphur vents 2 Sulphur vents 3. It rained on us, but the sulphur vents were still pretty cool. Apparently, there was even a little earthquake, but us Californians didn't feel it at all. You see how there's so much blue on that seismograph? That's because the volcano causes little movements you can't feel all the time. Pretty cool, if you think about it.
Okay, that was still a lot pictures.. Oh well. I'll figure out a balance eventually. Hope you liked some of them, at least.
The Big Island, Hawaii, January 2009
I went TDY to Hawaii in April of this year. Sometimes I get to go cool places in this job. This is actually my third TDY to Hawaii which some people might be tempted to say I'm spoiled. But believe me when I say it is more work than play. These are the photos I took with my 35mm SLR. I will be posting some of the ones I took with my digital SLR soon. The blue waters of Waikiki Waikiki April 2008-1 Waikiki April 2008-8 Waves and barriers Waikiki April 2008-2 Waikiki April 2008-3 Waikiki April 2008-4 Calm before the storm and dusk Waikiki April 2008-6 The flora and water Waikiki April 2008-7 Waikiki April 2008-5
Here is a random assortment of scanned photos,some OK, some not so OK, but hope that you enjoy them anyway.
On the lake Car in a tree A different flower
Another different flower
Classic Golden Gate - 1976
Vancouver Island - Mt.Washington
Red Beach Monk Seal
Savory Island Sunset
I saw several of these grave yards, the sign at this one is not legible so I can't say much about it. May be a Japanese WW II site.grave yard
Some Local culture. Ahhhh
Finally the local fire department. I caught these boys out filling therefire truck. If my chief caught me working dressed like this .....lets just say i don't even want to think about it.
Haleakala National Park
At the top
The crater rim
Oregon licens plate, go figure.
Down under those clouds is a rain forest
Some one's work space
This Park is the only place in the world where the Silversword plant grows.
This flower is about the size of a quarter. I think this is the first macro I've taken that has turned out. I'm still learning.
Back From The Big Island
Saddle Road South Kohala Hawai'i
A hui hou.