Archive for May, 2010

In my own shot

May 29th, 2010
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Today I photographed the Shinnyo En Temple’s Water Consolatory Service in Makiki.  This precedes the annual lantern floating on Memorial Day, and is presided by Shinso Ito, referred to as Keishu Sama by the Temple’s members.  As tradition follows, it was quite hard to get a photograph of the actual ceremony because of the position I was given, and the restriction of freedom to move around.  Luckily there were massive HD video screens which were live-feeding the service to the hoards of people in the overflow tents outside and in other auditoriums on site.  I was able to line up a shot of Shinso Ito with some other interesting compositional elements for my favorite shot of the assignment.

Shinso Ito is seen on a television screen during the Shinnyo En Temple's Water Consolatory Service on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Shinnyo En's Makiki Temple. The service, presided by Keishu Sama Shinso Ito, precedes the annual lantern floating this coming Monday. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).

….BUT this did not come without perseverance and patience, and a little bit of frustration on my end.  I didn’t notice until I started editing my take, but the camera that was capturing Ms. Ito was also capturing yours truly, sticking out like a sore thumb with massive white lens and all, in most of my shots!

Who's this guy???? Get out of my picture!!

Luckily I was able to get a decent shot of Ms. Ito without myself in it.  Stay tuned for the lantern floating!

Rainbow

May 28th, 2010
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Hi All!

Came across this the other day, and I realized how lucky we are to be able to see rainbows here in Hawaii.

Waikele resident Ken Miyaji casts his line as a rainbow is seen over downtown Honolulu on Monday, May 24, 2010 at Keehi Lagoon near the Airport. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Bulletin).