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Wild artsy

October 20th, 2011
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A wedding couple from Japan enjoys a cloud of bubbles while on their photo shoot on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at Kakaako Waterfront Park. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

Hey all!

Sorry for the hiatus.  I ran off and got married!  Fitting that I open this new blog post with a shot from before I left.  Anyhow, back in the saddle, and with APEC looming like a shroud overhead, I figured it’d be nice for some good ol’ chiaroscuro for you photo loving peeps!  Enjoy!

A man is rimmed in afternoon sun while running along Kalanianaole Highway on Monday, October 17, 2011 in east Oahu. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

Summer

July 20th, 2011
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Shot this the other day at dusk and felt quite nostalgic.  It immediately took me back to the carefree days as a teenager frolicking in the summertime.

Python

July 10th, 2011
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The other day I got an unusual call for breaking news–breaking python!  But this wasn’t the usual “go down to the Department of Agriculture and see what they’ve go in the cage” ordeal.  I was sent to the Humane Society in Moiliili–interesting.  When I got there, apparently it was a red carpet greeting for this captured snake as myself and the rest of the news media awaited its arrival.

When the python arrived, I was immediately awestruck by its striking color, but most of all, its apparent desire for human contact and interaction.  The snake was a total ham!  I stuck my camera right in its face and it just kept flickering its tongue and following me.  Judging from the sizable lump in its mid-section, it had already eaten, so all the “killer snake” mental pictures weren’t in question.  Needless to say, the snake charmed the rest of the media for a good hour or so before being taken away by the Department of Agriculture.

An albino Burmese python is handled by Hawaii Humane Society field services manager Delvin Honda on Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Hawaii Humane Society in Moiliili. An anonymous tip led to the acquisition of the nine-foot albino Burmese python in Ewa. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

A captured python is brought to Admissions on Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Hawaii Humane Society in Moiliili. An anonymous tip led to the acquisition of the nine-foot albino Burmese python in Ewa. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

An albino Burmese python is handled by Hawaii Humane Society field services manager Delvin Honda on Friday, July 8, 2011 at the Hawaii Humane Society in Moiliili. An anonymous tip led to the acquisition of the nine-foot albino Burmese python in Ewa. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

Look both ways

November 5th, 2010
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This safety mirror in downtown Honolulu intrigued me today.

Children are reflected in a safety mirror on Pauahi Street on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 in downtown Honolulu. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

This one time, in band camp…

November 2nd, 2010
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The Roosevelt Rough Riders marching band performs during the 35th Annual Oahu Marching Band Festival on Monday, November 1, 2010 at Aloha Stadium. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

The photograph I made above was a glass of lemonade made out of the lemons I was thrown last night when I photographed a “battle of the bands” competition between several high school marching bands.

As you are all well aware, I’ve photographed countless football games and events at the Aloha Stadium, but was shocked that after THIRTY minutes of telling the people at the gates (who won’t be named or affiliated out of respect) that I was just there to photograph the kids for the paper, they finally let me in, but would NOT let me on the field.  W.  T.  H…..???!

I had only brought a 70-200 lens as my longest lens, thinking that I’d be on the field no problem to get shots of the kids.  The stadium had been partitioned and closed off, save for the sections nearest to the 50-yard line going all the way up.  Up, huh?  I made my way up to the press box, and saw that the stairs leading up to the nosebleed weren’t chained off…hmmmm

So using my ninja skills, I was able to go all the way up, and the view is quite nice from up there, I must say, and make photographs of the bands doing their shifts and formations.  It actually worked out well!

I tried using the guardrails as a compositional crutch.

BUT,

I still wanted something DIFFERENT.  I had a few shots I was okay with from up here, including this one,

But when the Roosevelt band did this criss-cross move between their brass players, a lightbulb popped into my head: PANNED!

Canon EOS 1D Mk III, EF 70-200 f2.8 @ 200mm, 1/10 at f16, ISO 800, Fluorescent whitebalance

Something different.  Always what I’m after.  I wanted some lemonade after this ordeal!

Stay tuned for elections!