Accommodated – Photos

1 North Shore Surfing 1
1 North Shore Surfing 1
2 North Shore Surfing 2
2 North Shore Surfing 2
3 Along the Way - North Shore 1
3 Along the Way – North Shore 1
4 Along the Way - North Shore 2
4 Along the Way – North Shore 2
5 North Shore - Highway
5 North Shore – Highway
6 Strong Current - Haleiwa, Oahu 1
6 Strong Current – Haleiwa, Oahu 1
7 Strong Current - Haleiwa, Oahu 2
7 Strong Current – Haleiwa, Oahu 2
8 Surfing - Across from Diamond Head
8 Surfing – Across from Diamond Head
9 52 Ford Panel Van - Haleiwa, Oahu
9 52 Ford Panel Van – Haleiwa, Oahu
10 Waves - Sandy Beach, Oahu
10 Waves – Sandy Beach, Oahu
11 Surfer - Sandy Beach, Oahu
11 Surfer – Sandy Beach, Oahu

My wife and daughter are very gracious about accommodating me and the opportunity of a photograph. On my side, what is balanced is seeing a possible photo from the vehicle against the need to proceed onward with the journey with my family. My daughter and wife are avid readers. So, in stopping for a photograph, they usually have had a book going that they are eager to delve into. Over two weeks on Oahu my daughter read ten books (at the beach, in restaurants, in the car and late at night) – something you’d not have caught me doing at her age; I’d be out doing … something. Over the two weeks, we circumnavigated Oahu perhaps three or four times seeing the island fresh and then growing more and more familiar with the landscape and getting out for a few photographs. The following images are from Oahu’s North Shore and from southern Oahu at Sandy Beach and Diamond Head.

Listening to: John O’Donohue’s Greenbelt interview with Martin Rowe (August 2007).

Quote to Inspire – “Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.” – Henri Cartier Bresson

Bumped, Never-done

Catholic Church - Waikiki
Catholic Church – Waikiki
Waikiki Beach At Night
Waikiki Beach At Night
Waikiki Beach At Night
Waikiki Beach At Night
Waikiki Strip 2
Waikiki Strip 2

My wife, my daughter and I chased-down a never-done in July. On the road, with our out-of-town doctor’s visits complete, bags packed – a task from several days before, and no pressing obligations, the challenge set before me by my wife was to get my daughter, my wife and me to Hawaii (any of the five islands), to gather some summer rest, to explore new sites/sights, to try out some new things and to photograph the visual treasure among the islands; the challenge broadly – rejuvenate. Honolulu on Oahu is where we landed after being bumped flights and arriving five hours later than intended (it’s totally interesting that United Airlines found us new flights and provided us tickets for another flight to use within the next year … as we entered our plane we were later than planned, but ahead financially); we stayed at a Waikiki hotel, minutes away from the Waikiki beach, surfing and lazing in the sun. The images, here, are starting point images Waikiki, in the evening.

Listening to: Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds work through several tunes from their Live at Radio City Music Hall recording (2007) – Daniel Lanois’ ‘The Maker,’ ‘Sister,’ ‘Old Dirt Hill,’ and ‘Crush’.

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt