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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 :)


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


  • Turning bowls is one of most satisfying things I do in wood. There is something raw and exciting about taking a chunk of wood and turning it into a useful and beautiful vessel. There alot of inherent risks involved with the process. It takes a commitment to sacrifice an expensive piece of wood.

  • There is a very real chance that it will have a flaw inside or you make a mistake and it explodes off of the lathe at 1500+ rpms. There is also the flying wood chips and dust created while carving though the wood with a razor sharp gouge or knife. On the other side of the risk is the reward. Creating a graceful shape, revealing the hidden beauty of the wood and aesthetic value of both form and function, keep me on the edge of anticipation. Each calabash or vase is unique, the pattern of the wood, the curve of the shape and history of the piece of wood adds to the sense of satisfaction to each one I make.

  • I have also been carving intricate patterns into these forms, adding to the sculptural aspect of the turning process.
  • There are some master turners on Maui, their work is the inspiration that keep following in their path. Check out the links below to see some of their work.

Tom Calhoun – Maui

Guus Mauri – Maui

Jim Meekhof – Maui

Al Rabold – Maui

Shaun Fleming – Maui

Jack Ewing – Molokai