Monthly Archives: December 2014

Streams are great places to practice with neutral density filters

Today, I had a workshop with Gary Smith.   This was our second workshop together.  Last year we worked locations along the North Shore of Maui.   Today, we worked locations off the South Shore, and in Iao Valley.   The goal of … Continue reading

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If you look you may just find it

Today, I joined my friend Kasper for a shore dive in Wailea, Maui.   The site was Ulua beach, and back in the day when I was an active PADI instructor, I did hundreds of dives there. While I knew the … Continue reading

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last words as 2014 comes to a close

As 2014 comes to a close, I want to say thank you for reading my posts and the conversations that followed. I am grateful to have so many great people in my life.  I really had a whale of a … Continue reading

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Cell phone panorama

This image was created with my cell phone yesterday during a  photography workshop on Maui’s north shore.  The beach is called Hookipa and it is a famous surf spot.   Cell phone technology has made it easy and fun to be … Continue reading

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Fun with cell phone photography

I created this image using a cellphone with a fish eye lens attached.  The image is not perfect, but it is fun!  Sometimes that’s what really matters.  The image was created yesterday during a road to Hana photo workshop with … Continue reading

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Dreaming of diving in Fiji

  People ask me where my favorite place to dive is and my answer has changed over my career.   In the early days it was Papua New Guinea.  The diving in this region is world class, the corals and fish … Continue reading

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Plants make great subjects for photographs.

  Photographing plants allows the photographer to create compositions with texture, repetition of design, strong lines, & vivid color. The great thing about  photographing plants and flowers is that they are ever-present on Maui, and all the islands of Hawaii.

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Doing what you love brings joy to yourself and the world

The Whale photograph below was taken in Sept of 2014, and it reminds me that everyone wants to have fun.  This female whale did not have a calf or a escort with her and she seemed to be enjoying her … Continue reading

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Fabulous night for a moondance

Usually when photographing a sunset I have a wide angle mindset. My lens of choice is most often the Nikon 14-24 mm lens. When creating this image however,  I used a 85 mm portrait lens which limited the field of … Continue reading

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At home on the water

This image was created in Indonesia.  I was on a boat returning to the harbor and just happened to see these houses coming up ahead and managed to grab a camera and capture this scene.  While these homes look in … Continue reading

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