Monthly Archives: October 2014

Black and White Photo challenge – day 1

A good friend has challenged me to post one black and white image for 5 days in a row.  So here is the first image.   It is called Sanctuary. The portrait was created in Vavau’ Tonga, where swimming with whales … Continue reading

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Whale Tales

Over the years I have taken many people to swim with whales and  have many great memories and stories.  One of my favorites involved a Woman from New Zealand.   This  lady and her daughter were on a short holiday in … Continue reading

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Love living in Maui, but am unhappy that our island still burns sugar cane

  This is the view from my house.  It looks like a brush fire but it is really a sugar cane field being burned.   The black ask from the flames travels with the wind and covers our cars, yards, parks, … Continue reading

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Me and the baby whale

A big thank you to Niels Frausing for creating and sending me this image.   It is not often I get to see a photograph of me with the whales.   This image was created about a month ago but the memory … Continue reading

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A bit about hard and soft graduated neutral density filters!

One common issue I encounter when creating landscape, seascape, and nature photography is that the foreground and background light levels are several f-stops apart.  This makes it hard for the camera to record what our eyes see.  The reason is … Continue reading

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Sunrise workshop along the road to Hana

Hurricane Ana came through two days ago. Luckily for us the storm veered off, and all we got was some well needed rain.  I was concerned that the storm would affect today’s photography workshop along the road to Hana but … Continue reading

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Chef Sheldon Simeon of Maui

This is chef Sheldon.  He has become on the best known chefs on Maui.  He brings a local influence into his food, and creates dishes that are so delicious that you find yourself wanting to back for more.  If coming … Continue reading

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Black and White sunrise along the north shore of Maui

I know most people who get up before dawn in order to create a sunset landscape photograph do it in order to catch the morning light, and all the colors the suns light gently illuminating the scene.  I thought this … Continue reading

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Client review of recent photography workshop in Maui

I just received a Trip Adviser report on a recent photography workshop in Maui, and am so happy to read these comments.   I put a lot of effort into each workshop and its great to know that it is appreciated.  … Continue reading

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Tonga Whale Swimming Adventures in 2015 and 2016

My first trip to Tonga to swim with whales was in 2006. Since then I have organized trips each season. Over the years I have developed relationships with the best boats, captains, and whale swim guides and learned a lot … Continue reading

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