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Daily Photo – The Secret Path Through the Bamboo Forest

I went on a hike through an amazing old forest while on Oahu. It was a wet and rainy day, and the muddy path was so slippery — there was almost a negative friction!

At one point about halfway into the hike, we came across this natural door over the pathway formed by the trees. I took a break from the slipping and sliding to get a photo.

At the end of the hike, we found a hose down at the bottom… we hosed each other off like a couple of dogs in heat…

Bamboo Forest hawaii trail secret path

The Secret Path Through the Bamboo Forest

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  • ISO100
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Boat in Oahu and SmugMug Update

SmugMug Support Heroes

You guys know I’m a loyal SmugMug kinda guy (you can do it yourself too and save $60 with the STUCKINCUSTOMS discount code for SmugMug Pro), so I wanted to share this video. I think this is one of those “extra” things you get from a professional company. Even though I’m pretty savvy at this stuff, I still have to email “support” from time to time, and I always get a great response from actual humans that care. It seems like such a rare thing nowadays… anyway, here’s more on that below:

Daily Photo – Boat in Oahu

I waded out into the lukewarm water with my tripod to get this scene. I never had taken my tripod into water before like this, so I did not expect it to fill up with water. I guess it makes sense, upon reflection. And it turns out that it is a gift that keeps on giving. For weeks and weeks after this move, whenever I launch my tripod over my shoulder, I can still hear the water rolling back and forth through the tubes.

Boat in Oahu, Hawaii

Boat in Oahu

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  • ISO125
  • Focal Length170mm (170mm in 35mm)
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Crazy Clouds in Oahu

Coming on Monday – Big European Event Announcement

This one is a little secret, but watch on Monday’s Trey’s Variety Hour for be big announcement! If you’re interested in a little European adventure with me, then you’ll want to watch for sure!

The show will be posted live here on the blog at 7 PM PT. See you soon! :)

Thanks for all the Dog Suggestions!

Thanks again for all the dog suggestions a few weeks ago. I read over all of them (so did the whole family), and I definitely think we are going with one of those poodle-mixes. Once the final decision is made, I’ll be sure to share the result, as well as a photo or two of course! :)

Daily Photo – Crazy Clouds in Oahu

The water in Oahu had an unusual quality of keeping that turquoise color even if there was very little sun in the sky. It seemed like just a bit of sunshine is all that was needed to get into that crystal water and bounce around like a jewel.

This was the only sunshine I got after countless days of stormy weather.

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Crazy Clouds in Oahu

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  • Aperturef/3.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length28mm (28mm in 35mm)
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Aulani Resort & Spa in Ko Olina

On This Week In Tech

Here’s my appearance on TWIT recently.

Big Bang Theory

Anyone else a big fan of this show? It’s really one of my favorites… I don’t even know which character I like the best!

At first, I hated the laugh track, but then I watched some YouTube videos where they removed the laugh track, and it was just strange… so, as campy as it is, I guess I like it. I can’t figure out why though… it flies in the face of reason that I need to hear other people laugh when I consider myself quite the independent thinker!

Daily Photo – Aulani Resort & Spa in Ko Olina

I didn’t stay at this hotel, but I did visit for a few hours one evening to take photos for fun. Tom and I went over here since we heard it was pretty nice. Disney resorts are often built for photography, especially in the dusk hours when there is a cool mixture of natural and artificial light. I’d gladly return to this resort to stay for a few nights!

Aulani Resort & Spa in Ko Olina

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  • Aperturef/6.7
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
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The Exploding Wave

The sound of waves

When you fall asleep, do you prefer the sound of waves, the sound of rain, the sound of a bubbling brook, or something else entirely?

Daily Photo – The Exploding Wave

Oahu had a peaceful coast where the waves would silently roll up on the beach and other, violent areas where the water would smash against cliffs and rocks. I’ll let you guess which of those is happening here!

The Exploding Wave

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  • ISO100
  • Focal Length116mm (116mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
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