Monday, November 22, 2010

Flamingo Fancy Fowl

I thought I would share a photograph of a flamingo. I should spend more time looking at my past images rather than taking more. :-)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cloud Surfing at Kahala

This guy was kite surfing at Kahala on a very windy day. The wind would carry him several feet in the air. After getting home and looking at the photograph, it looks like the ropes are connected to the clouds.


Iz Kamakawiwo'ole "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

In Memory of

There once lived a man who married his college sweetheart. They had three children and life was good. Tragedy happened when the kids were 11, 10, and 5. His wife, and mother of his kids, passed away. His one and only, although deceased, stayed his one and only. This was a love story that ended too soon. He was and is my father, Walter Ray Jetton - 1930-2010.
Dad was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of the King of BBQ, Walter Jetton. After his father passed away in 1968, Dad purchased a radio station in the US Virgin Islands. What better place for someone who loved SCUBA and photography to live. I remember moving into this house my mom called her dream house. She never got to spend one night in that house. The day we were moving in was the day she was rushed to the hospital where she went comatose. Her absence in that house made the three story castle like house seem huge and somewhat spooky. It was only a short time after moving in that she went to be with the Lord. We could not stay in a home that never was, so we moved to Cowpet Bay.
Some random information:
Dad worked for a while at KFJZ in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This is where he got the idea of owning a radio station.
He met mom when he was going to college in Colorado. Her father and my father were photographers at the time.
He and George Marler taught SCUBA at the Fort Worth YMCA prior to them both moving to the Virgin Islands. George owned the dive shops in the British Virgin Islands where we went on a lot of dives. George's photography has been in prestigous places such as National Geographic. He also worked on several movies such as the Bond movies that were filmed there. He has a great book out called "The Royal Mail Steamer Rhone: A Diving Guide and Brief History of the British Virgin Islands"
After moving back to Texas, Dad become a computer network engineer for the DFW Medical Center where he worked until retirement. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Thrill the World 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii

The zombies' of Jackson gathered by the lagoon on Magic Island on October 23, 2010. This location is at the Ala Moana Beach Park in Honolulu, Hawaii. On Que, groups around the world, became zombies for a unified reason. some came out of the lagoon and other came out of the ground to dance to the tune of Thriller by Michael Jackson. As soon as the song was over, they went back to their graves until next year. Enjoy the photographs.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My Friend on a Honeymoon.

My friends on their honeymoon in Hawaii from Seoul, Korea.

This photograph was taken up in the mountains overlooking Honolulu. This is the place has the best view of all. The only better view would be from a helicopter.

Mr. Lee, in the above photograph works for BBQ Genesis in Seoul. I still have a signed baseball from one of the Korean baseball stars that one of their companies provided when ordering chicken. I am hungry just thinking about their chicken! Too bad I am thousands of miles away right now. I wonder if they deliver that far away!

Here is the view from the lookout. On the far left is Manoa Valley where the University of Hawaii is located. In the distance is Diamond Head Crater. Just to the right of Diamond Head is Waikiki and then in the middle is downtown Honolulu. On the far right is Honolulu International Airport (HNL). In front of the airport is Punchbowl Crater where the VA cemetery is located. If you click on the images for the full size image, you will see the rain and a lot more detail.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Yesterday's Surf Pics

I finished work at 1PM, so around 2:30 I headed out to Kakaako and watched the surfers at Point Panic. The lighting was gook late in the afternoon, so the pictures came out alright.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Diamond Head Light House on Oahu, Hawai'i

I hiked to the top of Diamond Head Crater the other day for the first time. The hike is very strenuous and surprisingly hard. I alternate walking five miles and swimming each day. One lady collapsed in the tunnel near the top.

On the way back home, I stopped near the Diamond Head Light House to reflect on the day's events. The area around Diamond Head is dry this year. Some years it is a beautiful green color, but it is currently a barren brown color.

The brush would not allow an unobstructed view of the light house and ocean, so this was the best image I could grab. Notice that this light house is on the leeward side of the island of Oahu. The trade winds hit the other side of the island and the warmth of the land causes some clouds to build in the mountains. This explains why the clouds do not extend out over the ocean.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

EX Jewelry

This is model McKenzie Milan displaying a new line of bra straps from a local company here in Hawaii.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Korean Festival at Kapiolani Park

These are pictures from last year's Korean Festival at Kapiolani Park. This year, since I will be a volunteer there, no pictures will be taken by me. Stop by and say high!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Action at Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center

It was very interesting hearing the steel drums. It brought back memories from my youth growing up in the Virgin Islands. Ha! They actual had a steel band from the mainland. I watched the drum maker on St. Thomas, USVI bang out the drums. He would actually tune them by banging the areas of the drum. They are made out of fifty-five gallon drums. What a great way to recycle.
Here are some onlookers.

There was a lot of action at the hula show. I bet the ladies loved watching this guy.

July 7, 2010 Morning

A beautiful morning looking towards the Royal Hawaiian and Hilton Hotels.

One guy decided to flip himself off of the pier at Kapahulu.
A couple of ladies taking the opportunity to pose for the cell phone camera.

Monday, July 5, 2010

King Kamehameha Statue on July 2nd, 2010

Hawai' Veteran's Memorial

This Veteran's Memorial, more specifically, the Viet Nam Veteran's Memorial is on the grounds of the state capitol building. It is kind of hidden on the Eastern side of the lawn.

Hawai'i State Capitol Building

Here are some photographs of the Hawai'i State Capitol building. It is a very interesting building and great for photographers!

The Veteran's Memorial is located under the tree in this photograph.

Couple in Waikiki

Here is a couple from Japan visiting Waikiki.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 3rd Rainbow in Waikiki Hawaii

Here is this morning's rainbow.  It would rain, then show a beautiful rainbow. About the time people would forgive and forget the rain, the drops would fall again...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tonight's Sky

The clouds rolled in late in the afternoon on June 23rd. They had character, so my trusty Nikon grabbed them out of the sky and put them in digital form. Blue sky is great. Grey sky is ugly. A partly cloudy sky is the best.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ingenious Korean Movers

I currently reside in a twenty-four story building. When we moved in, we had to reserve the elevator so that they could put padding on the inside to protect the floors and walls of the elevator. They also raise the ceiling in the elevator so that long couches and other furniture will fit. If the item does not fit in the elevator, then you are out of luck.

Moving in Korea is not the same. They have this ingenious way to get even a grand piano into a penthouse suite. The photographs I took a couple of months ago of a unit being moved in the Dream Town Apartments shows how they get items from point a to point b. If you have never seen this method before it is amazing to watch. If you spend a lot of time in Korea it becomes common place and not very interesting. I bet the Koreans would get a kick out of me stuffing a mattress into an elevator!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Water Feature along Kalakaua in Waikiki, Hawaii

This is a nice little waterfall found along the sidewalk in Waikiki, Hawaii. It is a place where a lot of people like to stop, pose, and take a snapshot. I too could not resist taking a photograph.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Longest Volcano Tube in the World

This was an interesting find on the Island of Jeju in South Korea. This is where the largest known volcanic                     tube in the world is found.  The tube was huge compared to the ones I have seen in Hawaii. It was a cool, rainy day and water was dripping from the ceiling above, so after a few minutes of walking this tube, we decided to turn around. We do not know how much longer it was, but we are convinced that they are correct about it being the longest. Yes, we were skeptical before the long walk. You can see the fog inside the tube in the first picture.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Blue Heron in Flight

This blue heron was diving for fish just off of the beach at Waikiki. The flight was no more that twenty feet, but the three shots show the bird going back to its hunting perch.