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New images from Maui 2009

Images from Maui 2009 vacation – enjoy!

Adobe Lightroom – what a great tool for photography!

I recently got a copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom – have to say that this program ROCKS! I’ve just finished up optimizing a group of photos I shot this past August while on Maui. In the past, I’d have to spend quite a bit of time in Photoshop to clean things up (things like cropping crap out that is distracting, or straighting the image against the horizon). Then, I’d upload the images into something like Flickr or Picasa – then, go through each of them to add descriptions and search keywords. One by one. For each photo site. Which sucked.

With Lightroom, not only is cleaning things up quite easy (kind of like using iPhoto, but more powerful), but I could add descriptions & keywords within the program – that allows uploads to things like Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, or Photobucket – without having to retype manually all the descriptions & photo info.

So – the most recent batch of Maui photos are up – and they’d be up sooner if I’d not had a hard drive die on my two weeks ago. Enjoy!

The Design Foundry – Maui 2007 Photos

Willie K and Hui o Wa’a Kaulua raise awareness of Maui’s canoe the Mo’okiha O Pi’ilani

Just got back from my regular pilgrimage back to Maui, and watched Willie K perform this past Monday night at the Lahaina Cannery Shopping Center. As always, Uncle Willie was incredible – and his free concert was in support of raising awareness & donations for Hui o Wa’a Kaulua. Great group – they’re building a 60ft, double hulled sailing canoe.

“The Next Painting” – Progress so far

So, I’ve been working on my next painting…unlike past one’s, I’ve actually been making progress on this one. I’m working off of a photo I shot while about to leave to do my first open water scuba dives, sitting on a dive boat in Lahaina harbor on Maui.

I’ve still got a way to go, but here’s the progress so far:

At this point, the sky, background island & water, and the the boats are almost done. I’ve got a few background boats to add, the rigging on the foreground boats, a little bit of work on the last three boats on the right, and the foreground water (which right now is what will take the majority of time to finish)

Hopefully, in the next few weeks it’ll be done!

Painting Name: TBD
Painting size: 24″ x 36″, Oil
Media: Oil on canvas

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