Last weekend I had the pleasure of a second shoot with Lily, MM# 2442527. A travel model from Romania. We shot swimwear, lingerie, & art nudes. There is a selection of each in my images pages here. Lily is a magnificent, expressive model. Very talented, quite beautiful, and has a wonderful smile. Fellow photographers, if you get the chance to bring this woman to you, or she happens to be in your area, do not pass up the chance to work with her. You will love it!
I have started to shoot again after my injury to my foot. I am still quite slow, but gaining strength and mobility everyday. Lately I have been chasing the recent announcement of the currently visible, PanSTARR comet, discovered by the folks here in Maui, at the Mees Observatory. This is one of my first images of that comet, and the wonderful crescent moon that rose as well, last night. (03-12-2013). The image was shot at roughly 6000' elevation off of Crater Rd., on the way to the top of Haleakula. This comet, while visible for most of the rest of this month, will not be returning to visit us.
I love the colors in this image, transitioning from the deep blues of the sky down into the sunset over the Pacific Ocean on the south-western side of Maui.
Spent a couple of days in the last week, snorkeling Olowalu Beach Researve. This is one of my most favorite places to get in the ocean. An amazing reef system, teaming with life. Often times overlooked my the majority of visitors that come to the island. Funny thing is, if they are staying on the west side, Lahaina, Kanapoli, etc...and they flew into Kahului, they drove right by it to get to where they are staying. It is one of the most gentle beaches on the island, rairly are the waves much more than a foot, often times less than that. Olowalu is known for black tipped reef sharks, perhaps that is what keeps people away, however I have been snorkeling here for over a year (yes, prior to my actual move to the island) and I have yet to see any sharks. Simple things to do, don't go in the water if your bleeding excessively, don't go near sunset, or at night unless you are prepared for a night dive. Chances are, you will never see one.