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Every year on Maui we enjoy gaint surf at Peahi / Jaws.

This year started rather slow with only one small day in November and December. (12-8-11 Gallery)

2012 started of with a bang, with a huge swell hitting 1-4-12. I will post about that later.

On the 8th it broke again, smaller, but very clean and with a  smaller local crowd.

Enjoy a few shots here and click on any picture to go the the full gallery!

Maui girl Paige Alms was charging on her 1st paddle day at Peahi.

Francisco Porcella scooped this nice left.

Matt Meola pulled into the tube on this one!

 Nakoa DeCoite was a standout with this airdrop!


And the day ended with another beautiful Maui Sunset!

For the Full Gallery Click Here!


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***If you’re looking for SURF PHOTOS CLICK  HERE ***

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


February 25, 2011

Canon 7D in 1080p 30 fps, ,  Canon 100-300L 5.6L, Tripod, 2-27-11, 5:45-6:25 PM, Edit in Avs4You



February 25, 2011


Last nights Sunset. Watch the little black cloud :)

Frame Grab with Jing

Canon 7D in 720 p 60 fps, ,  Canon 100-300L 5.6L, Tripod, 2-24-11, 5:45-6:25 PM, Edit in Avs4You


February 24, 2011

Here’s my “Meet the Artist” interview at the Maui Open Studios event,

held in February 14th, 2011 at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao. Part 1 of 2.


February 21-23, 2011

Just for fun, here’s a screen grab of the RAW file  of the shot on MagicSeaweed.

As you can see all I did was crop and sharpen the image.

This debate has been kinda fun, and a little surprising with all the coverage and video on it :)

Video by Tony Adams. — Here’s a shot from Sean Hower, a different photographer.

40,000 views on this site alone… Thanks :)




February 20, 2011

Sweet Sunday Morning!   (Double Exposure – Video/Still)

Canon 7D in 720 p 60 fps, Canon 40d, 1/3200 s at f/4.5,  Canon 400L 5.6L, Tripod, 2-20-11, 6:54:11 AM, Edit, AVS4you


February 17-19, 2011

Native Maui ‘Amakihi on Mamane in Hosmers Grove Haleakala Park.

Canon EOS 7D, EF400mm f/5.6L USM, 1/160 s at f/5.6, 2/16/2011, 3:29:19 PM


February 16, 2011

Canon EOS 40D, EF28-80mm f/2.8-4L USM, 1/1000 s at f/5.6, ISO 200, 2/17/2011, 6:02:54 PM



February 15, 2011

Great clouds tonight :)

Canon 7D in 720 p 60 fps, Canon 100-300 5.6L, Tripod, 2-15-11


February 15, 2011

Memorial Box commission : Curly Koa and Mango – Carved Honu Soul-Mates

Canon EOS 40D, EF28-80mm f/2.8-4L USM, 1/800 s at f/4.0, 2/14/2011, 3:22:48 PM


February 10-14, 2011

Epic Day At Peahi! Monster paddle-in and tow surfing.

Time Laps – GoPro HD 5 second interval, Canon 7D in 720 p 60 fps, Canon 400 5.6L, Tripod, 2-8-11

February 8-9, 2011

(Click Photos for full gallery)

Danilo Couto taking paddle surfing Peahi (Jaws) to a new level!

Canon EOS 7D, EF400mm f/5.6L, 1/500 s at f/8.0, ISO 100, Tripod, 2/8/2011, 9:14:15 AM

Strong offshore winds, deny these surfers entry into this monster wave!

Canon EOS 7D, EF400mm f/5.6L, 1/500 s at f/7.1, ISO 100, Tripod, 2/8/2011, 9:29 AM


February 6,7, 2011

Canon 7D video, Edited in AVS4You software

One of the best sunsets in months! 4 shop panorama (PS CS5)

Canon 40D, Zenitar 16mm 2.8 fisheye , 1/400 s, f 2.8, ISO 200, 2-2-6-11, 6:11:00 PM


February 5, 2011

Maui Open Studio Opening Event. What a fun night! Artist studio showings 2/5-5, 2/12-13, 2/19-20 :)

GoPro HD, Time Laps 1 shot every 5 seconds for 35 minutes, Edited in AVS4YOU to 40 seconds.


February 4, 2011

Product photography is hard! As a woodworker and photographer I am seldom “happy” with my ability to do the piece  justice.

How do you capture the essence of saving a piece of spalting Mango from the dumps,

and seeing a petroglyph paddler come to life in it???

Canon 7D, EF28-80mm f/2.8 – 1/25 s at f/2.8, ISO 200, Studio lights, Tripod, 1/12/2011, 9:13:28 AM

Subject masked and background softened in PS CS5


February 3, 2011

“Self Portrait” Open Studio Maui is coming up 2/4 & 2/12-13 2011

They asked for a promo picture for the event. I set up a tripod in the shop, used a self timer and snapped this speed burr shot.

Canon 7D, EF28-80mm f/2.8-4L, 1/40 s at f/8.0, ISO 800, Cleaned up in PS CS5, Tripod, 6/21/2010, 1:33:46 PM



February 1 & 2, 2011

Canon 7D video, Edited in AVS4You software

And another month of Maui Sunsets begins :)

Canon 40D, EF400mm f/5.6L , 1/640 s at f/5.6, ISO 200,2-2-11, 6:02:22 PM


  • **updated 12-21-10**
    The weather on Maui did not allow for the time laps pictures I was hoping for. But William Castleman nailed it :) Thanks for sharing!

Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse from William Castleman on Vimeo.

  • While it is merely a coincidence that the eclipse falls on the same date as this year’s winter solstice, for eclipse watchers this means that the moon will appear very high in the night sky, as the solstice marks the time when the Earth’s axial tilt is farthest away from the sun.
  • A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth lines up directly between the sun and the moon, blocking the sun’s rays and casting a shadow on the moon. As the moon moves deeper and deeper into the Earth’s shadow, the moon changes color before your very eyes, turning from gray to an orange or deep shade of red. The moon takes on this new color because indirect sunlight is still able to pass through Earth’s atmosphere and cast a glow on the moon. Our atmosphere filters out most of the blue colored light, leaving the red and orange hues that we see during a lunar eclipse. Extra particles in the atmosphere, from say a recent volcanic eruption, will cause the moon to appear a darker shade of red.
  • The eclipse will be visible in the lower eastern night sky. During the maximum eclipse the moon ought to sit at about the halfway point in the eastern sky, and by the time it ends you can look for the moon to regain its familiar whitish hue directly above your head, or at its zenith.
  • Let’s hope the current storm passes and we have clear skies :) I will update this post if I get some shot tonight.

Lobelia Grayana

Lobelia grayana

  • Rare and endangered plants are a new subject for me. My friend Pat Bily of the The Nature Conservancy (a self proclaimed “plant geek”) has been patiently pointing out the native plants in the Waikamoi Preserve. The Lobelias are one of the food sources for the native birds of Maui . In 3 years of hiking past this paticular plant, I had not seen it bloom. So when I heard it was flowering, I had to have a look. WOW – beautiful! It was lightly raining, but I had to shoot, as a family of I’iwi were working it.

Keiki I'iwi - Lobelia Grayana

I’m a Plant/Bird Geek in the making :)

Full List & Pictures of Hawaiian Plants by Forest and Kim Starr

Hi, my name is Mike and I’m a woodaholic.

You can ask my wife, I cannot pass up a slab of Maui’s amazing hardwoods. It started at yard sales, a piece here, a piece there, till I had to build a shed to store them. Then I found the mill, oh my, the “candy store” for someone with woodlust. I began hanging around the millyard (100s of logs and piles of slabbed wood) looking through every pile looking for just the right piece. Whether it’s Koa, Mango, Monkey pod, Norfork Pine, or Opeuma, I love um all.

I also love driftwood. Whenever we have big storms with heavy rains, you will find me searching the river-mouths for chunks of battered and beaten pieces of wood. So anyway, now my backyard is piles of wood, every nook and cranny in the shop is piled high.

Woodlust, ya I’ve got it, because wood “speaks” to me. I mean, I see a piece a wood and it says “rocker” or “fish sculpture” or “treasure box”, it lets me know what it wants to be. Every piece of wood has a story, in this section of the blog, I will share the history of the wood and the process it took to become what it “told” me to make.



September is an awesome month for Maui Sunsets!

Looking down at the Ko’olau Gap from the N. East slopes of Haleakala.