A landscape photographer from Texas hired me to take him to some good spots for scenic photos. I got this one on one of our excursions.
I mentioned in my Beautiful Hibiscus entry that I was on my way to do a portrait. There is a prince of a guy who owns a condo in Princeville. He has commissioned me to do a portrait of each group of guests that rent his condo, as a gift to them. (They’re usually couples.) After this particular couple were viewing their portraits on the computer, the man told me he wasn’t really into the shoot at all, but just didn’t want to be impolite by refusing the gift. But he said “Now that I see the photos, I’m really into it.” He just loved them. Nothing is more gratifying for me than to get a reaction like that. I guess all this “practice” is paying off. Here is the shot they liked best. I like it too. This is before retouching.
I didn’t want these two shots on top of each other, so this is the only way I could figure out how to seperate them. (so shoot me, I’m not a computer wiz)
A couple of evenings ago, I was on my way to do some portraits, when I passed by the most beautiful display of backlit hibiscus flowers. The low hedge up the middle of the road was just exploding with color. Luckily, I was a bit early, so I turned around and took a few shots. Here are my two favorites. One here, and one in the next post.
A family that I photographed a couple of years ago contacted me recently to do another photo session. They have four beautiful daughters, and we all had a lot of fun, as usual. I got a couple of photos I especially like, that I would like to share with you. These girls want to be models. You may be looking at the future here.
A couple of days ago, my wife and I went stand-up paddling at our local beach, which is a beautiful bay. Just a couple of hundred yards off the beach we saw a pod of spinner dolphins going balistic. We paddled out there and got right in the middle of them. Wowee! What fun! They were coming out of the water all around us. If you come and visit, you may be able to experience the same thing. As far as we can tell, they can’t differentiate between locals and tourists. Sorry, no photos of that, but here’s one off the bow of a boat I was on last Summer. (Tour boat: Captain Sundown)