Thursday, July 17, 2008

Main Street, Hanapepe

While we were on Kauai, we took a drive out to Hanapepe on a Friday evening. There, once a week (on Fridays) this dumpy little seaport town becomes a hotspot of local art and culture. We had a blast walking around and looking through all the artist galleries - it was quite a treasure trove. I didn't have time for a lot of shots but liked this scene on the sidewalk late at night, as everyone was packing up to head home. I could spend a week there shooting and not run out of things to see. You might notice the "Lilo and Stitch" painted on the wall; this part of Hawaii provided the chief inspiration for the setting of the Disney film of the same name (see here for an interesting article). Cool!


A few years ago I shot the three dashboard gauges in one of my dad's lonely, battered-up old cars (old cars being one of my absolute favorite photographic subjects). I meant to hang them as a triptych and only ever got around to framing the right and left gauges... I really should print the big one! They were shot with an Olympus 4MP point n shoot so what I really need to do is reshoot them with my DSLR so they can print better; the left and right are 5x7 and the middle is 8x10, which are perfect sizes, but they could use the higher resolution.

Grandma & Sonya

I enjoy a good black & white portrait... this one was a fortuitous shot while Grandma and Sonya were having fun with Sonya's new cousin Eli.