2023 NOAA Marine Sanctuary Photography Competition Winner for Sanctuary Views

This year three of my images were well received in the NOAA Marine Sanctuary Photography Competition. This image won First Place in the Sanctuary Views Category. It was created at Mala Wharf in Lahaina, several months before the fire. The image received Honorable mention. It is from Ukumahame Maui.

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Inside the minds eye

When I go to the beach to create landscape portrait I look around the location and take in the rocks, sand, ocean conditions, rhythm and size of the incoming waves, and the sky in the background. Next I evaluate the ambient light in front of me and on the horizon. I want to get a…

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Majestic Sunset – Image of The Week

This portrait was created in South Maui on a day when the light gods were smiling. The piece is 48 x 72 inches and printed on metallic Photographic paper that is face mounted to a special acrylic that reduces U/V rays. The price is $10,000 in the gallery, but this week it is adjusted to…

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Practice makes perfect

Professional athletes practice their sport for hours on end, so that when the moment comes they perform at a high level. Many elite athletes have personal coach as it takes dedication, perseverance, and mastery to excel. The same is true for photography. The more time I spend behind the lens the more the technical and…

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Composition is the difference between a picture and a portrait.

When I arrive at a beach location before I grab my camera I walk around and get a feel for the place. I watch the water to get a sense of surge, waves, and motion of the ocean. I look at the clouds present and get an idea of how fast they are moving across…

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Honu World

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, a.k.a., Honu are an endangered species and by law humans must remain 10 feet away, and not block their ascent to surface. The thing is not every turtle got the message. Since the law was past that we can’t hunt turtles, people have left them alone. As a result turtles have…

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Sea and Sea MDX Nikon Z7II Housing

I have relied on Nexus Underwater Housings for nine different Nikon cameras. Recently, I upgraded from the D850, to the Mirrorless Z7II. As it happens Nexus is not making new camera housings and I needed to select a different brand. Change is not easy when it comes to underwater equipment as a housing is a…

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Pack Smart. Don’t forget important items and documents.

Can you imagine traveling to an exotic destination and upon arrival realize you left something important at home. I have been leading groups for a long time and can tell you that about 15 percent of people forget something. Maui, is a tropical paradise, but it does not have a sophisticated camera store, so if…

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Life goes on

As my 59th birthday approaches, I’ve taken a look back to reflect upon the good, bad, and ugly events that have shaped my life. The sum of my experiences has taught me that everyone has a history or past and that how we live, and act in the present is what will shape our future.…

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Leaf Me Alone

The little fish are about 2 inches long. The resemble a leaf swaying in the current, and that how they got their name. Thats right, they are leaf fish. In the scorpion family these fish lie still and wait for their prey to come tho them. With cryptic design and texture on their body, these…

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