Archive for March, 2011

DLWS Kauai – Koloa Sugar Mill

Posted in Post-Processing, Travel with tags , , , , , on March 31, 2011 by projectxo

We were privileged to get permission to shoot at the old  Koloa Sugar Mill – said to be the first commercially successful sugar mill of Kauai island.  Founded in 1898, this was the happening place back then; unfortunately, all there is left now are some abandoned structures.  We were told all these will be torn down soon.  Locals call this place the ghost town.  You can hear all kind of weird noises as the wind howls through the mill. Continue reading


DLWS Kauai – Hanalei Bay

Posted in Post-Processing, Travel with tags , , , , on March 30, 2011 by projectxo

Destination for day 2’s morning shoot was Hanalei Bay; near Princeville.  As usual, weather was completely unpredictable – we drove through rain, clear sky, then down pour all within 30 minutes or so.  Luckily the rain stopped when we arrived at the beach. Continue reading

DLWS Kauai – Lost in Paradise

Posted in Post-Processing, Travel with tags , , , , on March 29, 2011 by projectxo

Well… we literally got lost.  Continue reading

DLWS Kauai – ‘Opaeka’a Falls

Posted in Post-Processing, Travel with tags , , , , , on March 28, 2011 by projectxo

'Opaeka'a FallsDay 1 @ DLWS started at ‘Opaeka’a Falls 6 o’clock in the morning.  This is truly s spectacular location with steep canyon walls and jungle vegetation.  With the correct framing, no one can tell this was taken from a lookout right next to a busy road.  Now, someone decided to build a house right on top of the fall; which totally ruins the picture.  Thanks to Photoshop, no one seems to mind.  The problem for me (a people shooter) was –  I got bored really quickly.  I can frame the water fall so many ways before I realize it just doesn’t change very much.  Continue reading

Aloha from Kauai

Posted in Lighting, Travel on March 25, 2011 by projectxo

Hawaiian Fire Knife Dancer

Just came back from my DLWS Kauai workshop.   I was getting tired of shooting palm trees when this happened.  Totally awesome! Continue reading