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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

Saturday Sunday Monday

Saturday

I went to a high school graduation for the first time in years this last weekend, well sort of. I was one of dozens of Junior parents who helped clean up the graduation site after the ceremony was done. Many hands made fast work and then the wifey and I assisted with check-in for the grad night party. The boy is going to be a Senior come August and the girl will be a Freshman. This past weekend was a little preview for what’s going to happen next June. This past school year was a successful one I felt for both my kids. The boy did a big school production and was involved in several smaller ones, he finally did a varsity sport and I particularly enjoyed going to his meets. The girl did her second year of middle school sports and she picked up the guitar at the end of the school year. The boy did well academically again and he even got a girlfriend. The girl not so strong in school like her brother but socially she’s fine with a core group of friends.

Graduation night chaos.

Sunday

First regatta race of the summer season at Keehi and my Novice A crew was the first to paddle and race in the club’s newly restored koa canoe. It was a great honor and I felt so proud to race in our canoe and not have to borrow one from another club. My crew finished fifth out of nine boats entered in our division and our time of 8m 17.5s was okay but I think we can improve on that and distance ourselves further from the pack. This is definitely the biggest and strongest crew I’ve been on and I hope we only improve, I feel really good about our chances of racing in the July 4th MacFarlane Invitational and the State Championships in August.

Rigging the newly restored Ka’ala, lashing the iako to the canoe.

Lashing the ama to the iako.

The Ka’ala’s first race in several years.

Monday

In reaction to last summer’s record breaking heat we had air conditioning installed at home on Monday and we even got to use it a little that night. The AC installer and electricians were working at the house for most of the day but after they left, in the late afternoon, I had a chance to walk the Boston at the beach and even shoot a little house porn.

May weekend

Saturday was Free Comic Book Day and it was the library’s third year of participation in the giveaway program. I ordered 150 comics this year, paid for by grant money from the Friends of the Library, and only 7 were left at the end of the day. This year 4 cosplayers volunteered their time and did a 2 hour appearance at Waikiki-Kapahulu.

Comics before and after the giveaway.
Photo ops were popular with all ages.

I went to the wifey’s open house on Sunday it’s located on the ridge above the valley we live in so I was curious to see the views from up there.

Here’s a view into my valley from the wifey’s open house my home could not be seen from the vantage point it is deeper in the valley going right.
Million dollar view from the ridge looking directly south at Diamond Head crater.
Looking south southwest at Waikiki skyline.

Creeping on houses

Thursday morning walk with my Boston Terrier at Hunakai Beach. Snapped pics of some beach houses that I think are classic style Hawaiian homes with modern touches. Enjoy the house porn. In future posts I’ll include homes that look not so Hawaiian from this stretch of beach.

Going in order of house size this is the “smallest” but the one I consider the nicest looking from what I can see.

The covered wrap around lanai is this house’s best feature.

Wednesday Thursday

Wednesday
Mixed novice paddling Wednesday afternoon we went from the launch to the Ala Wai buoy then intervals to the wind sock. I was surprised we continued to the Diamond Head buoy, well almost. The crew paddled a total of 6.6 miles in an hour and 30 minutes with lots of breaks in between.

Thursday
Took Button and Mushu on a walk at Hunakai Beach Thursday morning. At one point Button must have been at least 20-25 yards ahead, Mushu is slow but he did the whole mile and a half walk by himself.