hawaii: sunrise/sunset Archives

January 4, 2008


I took these pictures a couple of years ago one evening at sunset while down at the Ala Wai boat harbor, which is considered to be the beginning of Waikiki. I hope you like them.


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March 20, 2008

sunset photo view from Ala Moana


I took this photo yesterday evening at Ala Moana from the balcony of the restaurant, Mariposa, in Neiman Marcus. We stopped to use the bathroom in the store before heading out to our cars. When I saw the view from the restaurant, I decided to take a couple of quick photos (since many were staring at me as I was not a customer eating dinner there). The photo is not one of my best - just a view from the mall.

October 25, 2008

sunset at Haleiwa Beach Park

One afternoon after work many months ago, I spontaneously drove up to the North Shore (with an older digital camera). I hung out on the beach for a while. I packed up and started heading home when the sun was about to set because I don't like driving home in the dark from the North Shore. I didn't get far though. After driving only a few minutes, I could not resist stopping at Haleiwa Beach Park to take a few photos of this beautiful view. I ended up driving home in the dark after all, but it was worth it.

Although a little blurry, this is one of my favorite photos.


February 23, 2009

morning sky

Views from my lanai this morning:



*will continue with Bologna tomorrow...

February 28, 2009

"thankful"~ PhotoHunt


I am thankful so many things; my family and friends, a job, a roof over my head,
my health, my travels, but mostly I am thankful for my life in this beautiful place.


February 23, 2010

beautiful day

After hitting my snooze alarm for the 4th or 5th time this morning, I did my usual grumbling and swearing, not wanting to get out of bed. I am NOT a morning person.


As I looked out my window...

I just knew it was going to be a beautiful day :)

February 27, 2010

"daily"~ PhotoHunt


The sun rises and the sun sets daily. Here are some photos of a sunset I took in August, 2007 up on the North Shore of Oahu.






Happy Saturday!

July 10, 2010

"free"~ PhotoHunt








My favorite thing about these photos is how they almost look like I I had the sepia setting set on my camera. I'm not sure how the color worked out this way but I think they come out pretty cool. These are some of my favorite photos that I have taken recently.

I took these photos on the same day and at the same beach as the photos I posted here. I will try to post a few more photos of the sun setting from this beach and day on Sunday or Monday.

July 12, 2010

sunset (continued)

On Saturday, I posted some photos as the sun began to set at a beautiful beach up on the North Shore of Oahu. Here are some more photos of that sunset...





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February 26, 2011

"silhouette/mostly black"~ PhotoHunt


I did search for some silhouette photos last week but wasn't able to find any that I liked. Tonight when I opened up my iPhoto program, the first thing I saw was silhouette photos! As they say, "When it rains it pours". Once I found the first couple of silhouette photos, it seemed all I could find was more silhouette photos when looking for mostly black photos. I figure since silhouette photos also fall under the category of mostly black, I would combine the two weeks. I realize I have posted some of these photos before but I thought they looked pretty cool all in one place.

The first two photos are sunrise photos. I took these a year ago right outside my window.



I took this next photo last April as the sun was setting, again right outside my window.


This next photo was taken last July with my new camera. I remember being home watching a Red Sox game when at one point, I glanced outside my window and noticed this amazing sunset. I was torn because I did not want to miss any of the game but I also could not ignore the amazing colors in the sky. I grabbed my camera and went outside as soon as the inning was over and took a few photos. This was my favorite.


This last photo was taken in the evening up on the North Shore in August 2007 when Katia and Guido were here visiting. As you can probably tell by now, I love palm trees.


February 2, 2012

beautiful sky at sunset

We have had a lot of vog here in Hawaii since I have returned from Colorado. The one bright side of vog is beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Last Friday when I was driving home, I could not keep my eyes off of the sky. I was mesmerized and so grateful to have witnessed such beauty. I knew it would be too late to capture the sun setting by the beach, so I pulled off and took these photos of the sky as the sun was beginning to set.






October 9, 2012


vog • air pollution caused by volcanic emissions

From Wikipedia: Vog is a form of air pollution that results when sulfur dioxide and other gases and particles emitted by an erupting volcano react with oxygen and moisture in the presence of sunlight. The word is a portmanteau of the words "volcanic" and "smog".

The U.S. Geological Survey defines vog as: Noxious sulfur dioxide gas and other pollutants emitted from Kilauea Volcano on the Island of Hawai`i react with oxygen and atmospheric moisture to produce volcanic smog (vog) and acid rain.

Common symptoms related to vog:
• Headaches
• Breathing difficulties
• Increased susceptibility to respiratory ailments
• Watery eyes
• Sore throat
• General lack of energy

We are told to stay inside, drink lots of water, and avoid strenuous outdoor exercise.

October for most means cooler temperatures. For some, downright chilly temperatures. For us in Hawaii, it means hot, muggy days. October is almost always one of the hottest months of our year partly because the trade winds for some reason usually die during October. We also have more voggy days when the trade winds die and the southerly winds take over.

Today has been one of the worst days of vog that we have experienced in the past few years. This morning the vog was so thick that it was as if the mountains had disappeared.

My eyes feel like there are tiny pieces of glass in them. My throat hurts. It is hard to breathe. They say the vog should end soon. Fingers are crossed!

Still, there is a blessing we are given whenever we experience a voggy day. Beautiful sunrises & sunsets. I happened to be on the road this evening when I noticed the bright orange sun starting to set in the sky. By the time I was able to get to a beach, the sun had disappeared, but I was still able to capture the beauty in the sky.






At one point, the blurry icon on my little compact camera started blinking because it was getting darker outside. I set my camera down on top of one of a group of four round stone garbage cans to steady it so my photos would not come out as blurry. After taking a couple of photos, I heard a noise that made me jump and freaked me out a little bit. There was some sort of creature inside one of the trash cans making a noise. Not sure if it was a rat or some other critter. I let out a scream and did not stay to find out.

For more on the vog, you can check out two of my previous posts here and here.

*I know I have not been around much lately. Life is good for me. I hope it is for you also. I am just trying to be more in the moment and spend less time on the internet. I do continue to follow everyone's blogs. I just have not been commenting much.

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