S: Curley Mitchell - The Mokes to the Wa'ahila Ridge
FC: Curley Mitchell | The Mokes to the Wa'ahila Ridge
1: Mitchell Curley's Somber Face There was a discussion on why he didn't like to smile for hiking photos. Something about the sun making him squint, combined with the smile pulling his cheeks up and making him- to him anyways -look silly. | To the right of the shot (the sand patch) and around the corner: there's where we beached our kayaks. This is standing on, facing out from, one of the Mokulua Islands; looking out over O'ahu's NE Shore, just south of Kailua Bay.
2: I was trying to capture an artistic shot of this beautiful tidal pool; unfortunately, all I seam to have managed is an unflattering off-kiltered shot.
3: My second favorite shot from this particular Kayaking trip. Just had to watch out for the numerous, and very violent, black crabs. | Curley heard the shutter snap and smiled after-the-fact, as a joke, posing for a photo he obviously didn't think I was fast enough to take.
4: I Have the Answer
5: Curley was worried I was going to fall in, what with the tide kicking in and the surf becoming overly violent; and me, there stupidly standing on the edge to get a better shot. | For this trip I had only brought my 55mm lens, and unfortunately Curley was obsessed with wanting me to photograph the damn birds. Thankfully, this bird swung close enough, initially looking like he was intent on dive bombing Curley.
6: So this picture belies the truly acute angle of that hill, and the height above the trail which we stowed our first-aid kit and waterproof equipment case. I thought this island was simply beautiful.
7: My Favorite shot from this trip. Everything from the colors, textures, Curley's facial expression, and composition. Curley gets very tired of me taking his picture. All my friends do. I appreciate how much you all put up with, in my selfish artistic pursuit.
9: Wa'ahila Ridge
10: Runaway Power Lines
11: See the Nazgul
15: The plants march on, rolling right over the edge of the ridge like a leafy-green waterfall. Curley is lying against a tree that is daring the heights of the valley far bellow.
16: Curley standing over the edge of the ridge with nothing but the valley floor hundreds of feet down below him.
17: I printed this photo off for Curley to frame. The image is deceptive; there's a several hundred foot fall beneath him.