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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
New club, new destination, and I paddled on a Saturday which is very rare. This is the farthest distance I have gone one way, 7.45 miles, and to a place I haven’t paddled to before. The 6 man crew took about an hour and a half with some breaks to get to Keehi Lagoon from the club site. The water was nice and the wind only got tough from the Keehi channel buoy till we landed on the beach it was a great experience.
My new club launches at the McCully Bridge into the Ala Wai.
This morning I went on a short hike with the wife and dog. The Waahila Ridge Trail is located at the top of St. Louis Heights and gives good views of the southeast and southwest sides of Oahu. We walked to the split in the trail which is about a mile and a half from the start, the trail that splits off to the left, Kolowalu, leads into Manoa Valley. The trail splitting to the right is the Waahila Ridge which goes to Mt. Olympus and gives good views of the south, east, and west sides of Oahu. I’d like to do this trail another time without the dog. The portion we hiked today took us a little over two hours round trip but we were going at a slow pace because of muddy conditions on portions of the trail. I liked this hike because it’s not too hard and the views of the city are spectacular definitely one I’d like to do again.
View of Diamond Head and Palolo Valley in the bright morning sun.