During my visit to Hawai’i, one of the things that caught my attention was the splashes of color within the lava fields. As you walk along lava trails to go see Stone Arches or Petroglyphs, you find plants have gotten into a crevice and started growing. I was amazed to find the flower along side the road where plants were just getting started.
Given the right circumstances, Life will find a way.
Where the buildings (in this case) meet the sky. Here is the Tampa Skyline – taken at 2:30 from the Water taxi in the Hillsborough River. I was with the Valencia Lakes Girlfriends Fun Group and we took the tour from Rick’s on the River, after having lunch. I would suggest the sunset tour for better lighting for photographs.
The design of the Tampa Convention Center, as it is situated on the water, is that of a river boat. The front ( off to the left in the image) is rounded like the bow of a ship, and the wheel house is situated towards the back – see the smaller upper lever, and finally the ramps, or stairs at the right are to resemble the paddle wheel.
I had to add the Jose Gasparilla pirate ship,the world’s only fully-rigged pirate ship – just too nice to skip.
I will end with Derek Jeter’s 32,700 sq ft mansion with its 2,500 sq.ft. master suite with closets the size of most bedrooms (Getting from the bed to the toilet is a haul!) The pool is a rectangle that runs from rounded edge on the left (about a third in) to the rounded edge on the right (about a third in).
For this entry, I present four (4) cowboys – er three cowboys and one cowgirl, from the Dry Creek location. This was a outing sponsored by Sony and Johnson PhotoImaging (JPI) of Bradenton, FL. We were there to see the sony cameras and lenses, and to get a chance to try them out in a real life setting (well a former tv set), to see how they performed. I stayed with my existing equipment – sony A7R II and 24-240 lens. The only lens I might have tried was the 16-35. Though, thinking more on it now, I should have tried the rx100. As it grew darker, we got to push the iso. This was taken at ISO 2500, F5.6, 1/100 sec at 48 mm.
Thank you to Dono and Hector for all the toys and coordinating the setups.
Johnson PhotoImaging, 6709 E State Rd 70, Bradenton, FL 34203
The view of lava lake within the Halemaʻumaʻu crater inside the Kilauea cauldron.
The view of the Kilauea cauldron and you can see some of the Halemaʻumaʻu crater to the right. In January, the lava lake rose high enough to over flow the edge of the crater. I was just happy to see that it rose high enough so we could see some of the lava splattering.
I went to a restaurant in Hawai’i called Tex. They are famous for their malasadas. Oh my were they good, but that is another topic. Inside this basically burger joint were these old signs. I could not pass them up.
Being in Hawai’i, I could post alot of things for this theme, but I am going with those kids surfing. Sometimes they are on the water, sometimes above the water and sometimes in the water. Just fun to watch.
Valley of the Temples Memorial Park features a 1968 replica of the 11th-century Phoenix Hall of the Byodo-In Buddhist temple complex in Uji, Japan. Inside the main part of the temple is a 9 feet (2.7 m) Amida Buddha statue sitting on a gold lotus leaf.
While walking down the main street next to Waikiki Beach, I looked up to see these balconies.
I loved the pattern and the shadows.
North Shore in Hawaii and add a storm = Big Waves. This is not anywhere as big as the Big Curls of the Bonzai Pipeline when they get the great waves. These were ONLY 15 – 20 feet. And what a better subject than surfers to demonstrate Stop Action.
These were taken with the Sony A7R II using a 24 – 240 lens, at F6.3, 1/500th, ISO 100 – at 240 mm. Not too bad for a mirrorless camera and especially at the distance I was from the surfer.