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: Visual thoughts & sketches from the world around me

Mood
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Current mood. Yesterday was amazing. Started the morning with a 3 mile prone paddleboard run (mahalo @hyprianfoo for letting me borrow your Dennis Pang stock board). Got to paddle with about 40~50 juvenile spinner dolphins up-close-and-personal for about 45 minutes during my run - incredible. Ended the day with my clients at Kukio to watch a green-flash sunset followed by cocktails at the Four Seasons Hualalai. Perfection.  @fshualalai

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Vanilla Sky
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Fun impromptu “Vanilla Sky” shot for my Client on busy Kalakaua Avenue. Super easy to set up if your shooting in Waikiki at the Hyatt. 

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ColorPop
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Thursday color-pop. Shot this image up at Sunset Ranch on the North Shore - Oahu Hawaii. Used a Nikon D4, Nikor 85 f1.4 wide open using available light. Can go wrong with colors and arrangements as beautiful as these.

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Alyssa
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So...about last night ~ Alyssa cuts a rug at the Pink House.

Fun notes for my fellow photo dorks :) ~ Shot with a Nikon D3 w/a Nikor 14m f2.8, wide open. I can't remember the ISO but it was prob not that high to reduce noise. I shot this while literally dancing with Alyssa using a shutter priority setting at 8/second and a rear curtain sync on my flash with the light output pumped down a 3rd of a stop. The key was to meter on Alyssa smiling face in shutter bursts of 3 while timing the shutter release to the moving yellow strobe/disco lights so they were illuminating her dress while also giving me some fill light on the right side of her face. Instant Classic - love you Alyssa!

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Surf
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Wendy & Ned’s guests signed a custom longboard and received surf wax as gifts at their Dillingham Ranch wedding - super fun. Shot with a Nikon D4, Nikor 16~35 f2.8 wide open using available light. Thank you Robyn at Pineapple Bakery and China at REA Event Designs for the invite.

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Erin
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Pre-ceremony portrait of Erin and her boss-babes. Shot with a Leica M7, Leica f1.0 Noctilux and Ilford Delta 400 pushed a 3rd of a stop. Lots love for Leica.

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Moani
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Beautiful Moani on a windy day - Kaiwi Coast. It was super windy on the day of the shoot. I had ordered the longest veil that we could get and let it blow at random to take advance of the wind. Shot this with a Nikon D3, Nikor 70-200 f2.8 on program mode. Nothing fancy - just a lot of fun.

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RumFire
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That time we transformed RumFire in Waikiki. Nikon D3, Nikor 16~35 f2.8, shot wide open and hand held.

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Watercolors
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Inspired this morning by the watercolors of Italian artist Sabrina Garrasi. Pictured here: “The Origin” - watercolor on canvas with 22k gold and silver leaf accents. 31” x 23”. So beautiful sabrinagarrasi.com

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Clouds
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West side colors yesterday at Kikaua Point on Hawaii Island ~ sublime. Shot with my iPhone XS Max with a little additional color grading using my phone’s on-board photo app from Apple. #shotoniphone

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MUSE
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Excited with the way everything is coming together.

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Ratiba
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So - “about last night” … We love our new friends from France 🇫🇷 Nikon D3, Nikor 85 f1.4, available light.


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Twins
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Kohanaiki sunsets : magical. Twin sisters enjoying the sunset and surf. Nikon D3, Nikor 85 f1.4, shot wide open using only available light.

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Carrie
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Inspired this morning by Carrie Moyer’s beautiful work.

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Ellyn
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Love Kikaua Point sunsets and a strong north wind. Beautiful Ellyn pictured here.

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Jon
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My brother Jon doing his thing and living his dream. Love you bro. Shot with a Nikon D3, Nikor 85 f1.4 wide open using only available light.

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Denim
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Love natural / available light and reflectors. Sam in a hall way. Nikon D4, Nikor 85 F1.4, ProFoto reflector.

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Loulu
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Pre-ceremony smiles. Nikon D4, Nikor 70-200 f2.8. Available light.

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Rainbow
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There was a cool horizontal rainbow over Hawaii Loa Ridge Oahu this afternoon. Love Hawaii. 

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