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Easter 2011

Happy Easter :)

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,

but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

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  • Aloha, here you will find some of what I see through the lens.  Scroll down see the pix for this month. Mahalo :)
  • May 2011

    Sorry for the lack of posts for May – Ive been traveling and am just getting to the processing of the images.

    This clip from Chris Bryan is to good to not share!

    See what a $200K plus can do!

    Must be viewed FULL screen….

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    May 28-11-2011

    Last night Sunset

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    May 25-2011

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    June 29 2011

    Golden Lining!

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    June 27, 2011

    The Rays are back :)

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    June 26, 2011

    Native Wetland Birds

    Native wetland birds – Young Ae‘o – Hawaiian Stilts

    ‘Alae ke‘oke‘o – Hawaiian Coot

    http://www.hawaiianencyclopedia.com/wetland-birds-of-the-hawaiian.asp

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    June 25, 2011

    Another great sunset!

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    June 24, 2011

    More cane burning down the street.

    The egrets are happy!

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    June 22, 2011

    Egret Summer Barbecue Maui Style :)

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    June 17, 2011

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    June 11, 2011

    4th Annual Save Makena Skim Board Contest – June 11, 2011

    Still Photos – CLICK here!

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    June 10, 2011

    Two from the same sunset :)

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    June 4, 2011

     

    Moon at sunset :)

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    June 2, 2011

    Myna watching the sunset :)

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    June 1, 2011

    Canon 40d, Remote timer- every 4s, AV mode, Edited in PS CS5 and ASV4You

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    Aloha, here you will find some of what I see through the lens.

    Scroll down see the rest of the month. Mahalo :)

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    November 11, 2011

    Entries accepted into Photo Maui at the Lahaina Art Society

    Show runs from 11/11/11 to 12/4/11

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    Entries accepted into the Malama Wao Akua show at the Viewpoints Gallery.

    This show sponsored by the  East Maui Watershed partnership, brings attention to the

    amazing Native plants and animals on Maui and the work of conservation connected to them.

    Show runs 11/12/11 – 12/6/11

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    November 7-10, 2011

    I’d say Rainbow Season has arrived on Maui :)

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    November 1, 2011

    • Driftwood is such a fun material to work with.

    It has an untold story of falling into the water, high in the mountains or close by the sea. It floats along getting bashed and banged along the shoreline, parched by the sun and stained by the water. I found this piece of driftwood on a family outing to Hana, on a rocky beach, near a stream that had flash flooded high in the East Haleakala mountains.

    • After looking at it for 6 months as it dried, I began to see a breaching Humpback.

    • As I started in on it, the beauty of the wood began to reveal itself as Koa, such a rare find! For the next three months I carved, sanding, added a Kona Koa fin and a Lahaina Mango wave. I would take it to the gallery on demonstration nights and carve, often asking the kids to help by chipping away with the chisel and mallet.

    • To finish it off, I sealed it with a hand rubbed oil, cut and polished a granite base to contrast the natural beauty of the wood!
    • Why do whales jump?

    I think it’s for the same reason I love to work in wood:

    Just for the Joy of it!

    Aloha,

    Mike

    *** This piece can be seen at the Maui Hands at the Hyatt in Kaanapali.

    This past month the Silversword plants on Haleakala were in full bloom.

    Dianne at  HawaiianLife.com wrote a great article about them, check it out :)