Monday, December 31, 2007

Fishing and Waikiki

Side By SideOn Sunday Dianne and I went to the relatively new fishing village set up on one of the piers just south of downtown Honolulu. We didn't get there until about noon, so the boats were quiet and the warehouse was just cleaning up from putting the catch on ice. Nevertheless, it was fun to walk around the docks.

There was quite a spectrum of boats docked at the pier. Some were in good shape and others were in need of some paint. Some of the crews were working hard and others were together having some beers. I don't know how much fishing activity there was since the rough seas have kept many boats docked. An article in yesterday's Star Bulletin talked about the high price of Ahi due to the limited fishing possible in the last few days.

Diamond Head and WaikikiAfter visiting the market, we went down to the Waikiki area to look around a bit. Even though it was a cloudy day, the beach was packed! In front of the public beach near the Fort DeRussy area, there is a rock wall built out into the ocean. It's the perfect spot for a view of the beach. The photo to the right is a view looking towards the Waikiki hotels and the Diamond Head crater. I also made a panorama photo of the entire beach view. You can see that on Flickr here. With Photoshop, I used that panorama to make a 'planet' of the Waikiki beach. That's the shot below.

Planet Waikiki

3 comments:

Swany Photography/Web Design said...

ahhh it's so lovely there!

I was there in 2000...fun fun!

Erika said...

I love love love those circle pics!

Joshua P.G. Lane said...

Earl,

Happy New Year!! I hope that your 2007 was everything you had hoped for.

I've enjoyed Earl World over the year. Glad to see more of your photos. Bunch of great shots.

Glad you and Dianne are having a great time in Hawaii!

Have a great 08!

J o s h