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The first roll from the Pentax K1000 came back to me yesterday and there are some shots I really like. Several photos are darker than I expected and I don’t know if the cause is I underexposed, the type of film, the scanning process, or a combination of all. Having lots of fun though shooting my cameras and I will be posting more from this last bunch of rolls I had processed and scanned.

All photos from the Pentax K1000 using Kodak Ultramax 400 film.

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Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library
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Hunakai Beach looking towards Black Point.

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Diamond Head Lookout

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Moiliili
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Moiliili
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Kewalo boat harbor
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Kewalo boat harbor
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Family on Friday

A rare occurrence happened which compels me to record it. My family took our Boston Terrier for a walk on the beach at Diamond Head. The kids came through the sheer force of my wife’s will, I very much enjoyed it and would love to have it happen more but … The kids had a good time the sunset was spectacular and the wife and I got some great pictures

Film on Friday 

Here’s another shooter from my gear collection.

Yashica Electro 35 GS produced from 1970 to 1973. I bought it in mid November 2016 but I have not shot it yet. (shot with an iPhone 6)

Gotta include a pic of Mr. Button

A rare event for me watching the sunrise at Diamond Head. (shot with an iPhone 6)

Off season paddling 

The last week has been warmer than usual for January. The wind has been coming from the south which has led to heavy vog over the island but beautiful conditions on the water. I love paddling when the winds are kona because the water is so clear and flat. The vog from Kilauea also enhances the sunsets. Here are photos from the past few days of paddling.

Diamond Head at dusk on Friday (photo Moto X)
Diamond Head Sunday morning (photo Moto X)
Fresh fish for lunch after Sunday’s paddle(photo iPhone 6)

Hello summer my old friend

Paddling

Different name same blog I got tired of using Blogger hence the move, I’m hoping I won’t have as much trouble posting from my phone with WordPress. I’m well into summer with regatta almost done and by happenstance or circumstance I haven’t raced in nearly a month. I missed Waimanalo because of another engagement and then at Waikiki my crew’s outrigger broke during the race so we couldn’t even finish. The club is going to be transitioning to long distance practices soon and hopefully I can do two races, one in Kailua and the other in Kona. The regatta practice grind is gonna last for a couple of more weeks and maybe longer if the crew qualifies for the State Championships.

Comics read

I was doing well with my reading until I let Marvel Unlimited lapse. I’ll likely re-subscribe in August but take a break for the time being. Here are my latest reads: Amazing Spider-Man 102, Avengers 126, Captain America 176, Incredible Hulk 271, Tomb of Dracula 54, X-Factor 34.

Other activities

The big family trip is coming up soon at the end of July and I think we’re all looking forward to it. I’ve been taking the Boston to DH more often and sometimes I even manage to snap some photos, summer is my favorite time and I intend to enjoy the next month and a half.

Tuesday afternoon crowd.
Still grinding for regatta.
 

 

Weekend wrap up

This weekend was a busy one for me. Friday afternoon I went paddling after work and it was a hard one with only eight guys split between two boats and fighting an east wind back from Kewalos to the buoy at Ala Moana Bowls. The end of practice was the best because of the wave we caught at the inside section of Pops no matter how small the wave is it never gets old.

Saturday afternoon I attended my first comic book convention at the Hawaii Convention Center. I volunteered with the Friends of the Library (FLH) which allowed me admission, $40 for Saturday only, into the event. I promoted the library system’s upcoming Summer Reading program and library card app while the FLH volunteer was handing out flyers for their upcoming book sale which benefits the library system. There were lots of cosplayers and I tried to get those with the best outfits to pose in front of my booth with a library card. I was also able to geek out a little and get some comics signed by Chris Claremont and Rick Hoberg and buy several trade paperbacks. It was a fun experience and I definitely want to attend another convention, I’m also sure I’ll be volunteering at this summer’s FLH booksale.

Sunday I went to Kamehameha Canoe Club’s final potluck of the preseason. The club will start their regatta season next weekend and I’m thinking the potlucks on Sundays will slowly fade away because their regatta race days, Saturdays, are very tiring. I would have liked to stay with Kamehameha but the Saturday race schedule conflicts with my work. Anuenue’s regatta season starts Sunday June 7th and while I’m looking forward to racing in the club’s koa canoe I will miss the paddlers at Kamehameha.

Lots of photos from this weekend especially the convention.

Friday full moon over Diamond Head just after sunset.

Rick Hoberg

Chris Claremont looks like he’s enjoying this story arc from Marvel Team-Up.

I got Chris Claremont to pose at the Friends of the Library booth!

Zatanna

Juggernaut

I know Deadpool is in the middle.

Boba Fett on the right.

The Shredder

The Punisher and the Kingpin

Wonder Woman and two Captains.

Domino

Queen Amidala on the left.

Cat Woman on the left.

Harley Quinn

Sunday’s potluck

Weekend wrap up

I did my third race of the preseason this past Saturday, the starting point was Maunalua Bay in Hawaii Kai and ended at Magic Island. It was a fun and tiring race with less than ideal conditions. It was overcast so that was nice but the wind was light and the surf was small so very little surfing for my boat. I got hot during the middle of the race and was very happy whenever I was accidentally splashed by the paddler sitting behind me. The scenery of the coastline was spectacular especially the stretch from Black Point to Diamond Head, this is one race I’d do again in a heartbeat.

Canoes ready!

Stats for the race.

Sunday morning with Button.
Sunday potluck with Kamehameha Canoe Club.