I was lucky enough to get a portfolio into the Contemporary Photography in Hawai'i exhibit this year. It's the best photography exhibit in Hawai'i and it's the first time they've offered the option of submitting portfolios instead of just individual photos. I submitted five individual photos and none of them got in, but my portfolio did get in so I was pretty happy. You can see both the individual photos and the portfolios if you follow this link to the Pacific New Media website: https://pnmlab.com/2020/08/31/contemporary-photography-in-hawaii-2020-2/
I'm also including the larger group of photos out of which I chose five to submit to the contest so you can see what didn't get in the exhibit. Oh well, maybe next year!
Still stuck at home most of the month. Many of the best August photos were taken at a protest near the Honolulu Hale (City Hall). It was one of the only events that's happened in months and I thought I could get some good photos there. People were gathering to protest another state lock down after the number of COVID-19 cases began to go up dramatically. It ended up being a Trump rally. No, I'm not a Trump supporter, but I took some good photos of those who are.
Unfortunately I was stuck home again for most of the month. Still was able to get out and take a few photos but not many people around. Here are the best shots I made in July.
The strange thing right now is how empty so much of Oahu is. We're used to having about 27,000 visitors a day fly in to Hawaii and now we're only having about 400.
Here are some of the photos I've taken in April, including photos I took in Waikiki which was eerily quiet and dark.
Like many of you, I've been cooped up in my house most of the day, coping as best I can. But as we say here, "If you have to go through a crisis, better to go through it in Hawaii." Here are some of the best photos I've taken in March.
I always have a good time taking photos at the Punahou Carnival. Sometimes it rains during the carnival and turns the whole place into mud, but this time we had perfect weather. I spent two long days at the carnival and below are the better shots I took.
It's always great fun participating in the Chinese New Year celebrations at the Chinese Cultural Center in Chinatown. It's also super crowded. Last year I left a little late and it was so crowded I couldn't find parking anywhere. This year I went about 3:30 and found parking pretty easily. It was already crowded then but it was packed by 6. Lots of great opportunities to take photos with so much going on. Below are photos I took this past Saturday, January 18.
I've been wanting to go to Hallowbaloo in Chinatown for several years but never could work it out until this past October. Hallowbaloo is really Oktoberfest dressed up as a Halloween costume party. Most of the streets in Chinatown are closed and beer and food vendors line each one. When I left about 10pm the party was, according to the schedule, officially winding down but from what I later heard was only beginning to kick into high gear. Next year I'll have to come later and stay later.
The focus of the blog is to share larger groups of shots than I can share in the galleries.