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Activities Photography

Bouldering In Hawaii: A Photo Exhibition at the Manifest

Hey Exploration: Hawaii readers, I highly suggest that you folks go and check out the Bouldering In Hawaii exhibit that is currently on display at the Manifest in Chinatown. I had the opportunity to check out the opening reception last night and it was awesome. I also got to finally meet David Chatsuthiphan, owner of Unreal Hawaii, and the person behind the Bouldering In Hawaii exhibit. Very nice guy!

The exhibit will be on display at the Manifest until November 17, 2012.

Manifest
32 North Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

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Beaches Photography

Chasing Waves by Kenji Croman

I’m a little late to the game on this one, but I thought it was a project that was too good to pass up writing about. His name is Kenji Croman and he’s a professional photographer, based in Hawaii, who specializes in wave photography. Kenji loves to shoot waves. He’s also very ambitious. Kenji recently started a Kickstarter project with the hope of traveling to different countries in South America to photograph the perfect wave.

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Photography

Hawaii Super Moon 2012

Last night, moon gazers and photographers were out in full force to catch a glimpse of super moon 2012. According to NASA, the super moon hit at exactly 8:34 p.m. Pacific time, meaning that at this moment the moon reached its “closest point to Earth in its elliptical pattern” and lined up with both the Earth and the sun “to become gloriously full.” Anthony Cook, astronomical observer at L.A.’s Griffith Observatory, also noted that the moon would be 30% brighter than usual.

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Photography Sights

Vintage Video Taken on Victory Over Japan Day, August 14, 1945

I recently stumbled upon a short film compiled by Richard Sullivan. The footage was taken from video that his father shot more than 65 years ago on August 14, 1945. On that day, Japan officially surrendered during World War II.

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Photography Sights

Cascade of Waterfalls Blanket the Koolau’s + View From Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

Over the last few days Hawaii has been experiencing moderate to very heavy rainfall. The weather seemed to be at its worst on Tuesday with heavy rain and flash flooding throughout the state. On Wednesday, Governor Abercrombie declared a state of disaster for the islands of Oahu and Kauai. Some areas on Oahu saw more than 15 inches of rainfall, while Kauai saw 35 inches. Many schools and golf courses closed due to the severe weather. The state even shut down Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve because of the surface runoff from the heavy rain.

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Photography Sights

Mauna Lapse: From Sea to Summit

Doug Urquhart of Atlanta, Georgia, based The upThink Lab recently put together an excellent collection of timelapse videos taken during a recent wedding anniversary trip to the Big Island and Maui. The video features images from Kilauea and Mauna Kea in Hawaii and Haleakala in Maui.

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Beaches Photography Sights

The Aloha Tower Observation Deck: Four Unique Views of Honolulu

The Aloha Tower located at Pier 9 of Honolulu Harbor was completed in 1926 at the cost of $190,000. At the time, Aloha Tower was the tallest structure in Hawaii at 10 stories tall and measuring 184 feet (56 meters) in height. For 34 years the Aloha Tower was the tallest structure in Hawaii but has since been eclipsed by the First Hawaiian Center in Downtown Honolulu [1]. Although no longer the tallest structure, many still consider the Aloha Tower to be one of the most famous landmarks on Oahu. The tower was restored in 1994 and serves as both a welcoming point for incoming ships and as a fully functional traffic control center for the harbor located at Mamala Bay. I was able to pay a visit to the top of the enduring Aloha Tower following my recent tour on the Star of Honolulu Premier Whale Watch Cruise.