Saturday, December 17, 2011

Why I go to Maui

And why I'm still here.  These are just a few of the pictures my son, Matt took from Maui (when he wasn't pulling vicious pranks on his dear father).   If you're interested, you can see more here.

And below are two pictures that I took.   Who's the better photographer?  You decide.

16 comments:

Max Clarke said...

Excellent photos. Good job, Matt.

I used to live in Puerto Rico, where shoreline scenes and sunsets like those were common. Played on the high school golf team at the best courses on the island, lifeguarded at the beach -heaven.

Maui is closer to the Bay Area, though. Would visit Maui.

Beth Ciotta said...

Your son is an amazing photographer, Ken. Those pictures are stunning.

As for yours, well, since I lack any photographic skills, I'll not cast stones. ;)

Hope you're having fun!

John said...

The first shot is spectacular. So is the last, in its own way (summit of Mt. Kilauea, isn't it?)

Dan Tedson said...

That first pic's so stunning it's surreal. Adding to the surreal is the fact that if you zoom in on it, the water's crashing over a rock that looks exactly like Waldorf from the Muppets.

Religions have started with less.

RCP said...

Wow - "Wailea Sunset" (#1) is stunning.

And your shot of the green Accent is nice too.

Tom Quigley said...

Nice upgraded rental car they gave you in pic number 4, Ken -- a late-model Hyundai Accent covered with volcanic ash. What did they step you up from, a 1972 Pinto with front end damage?

But seriously, hope you're enjoying Hawaii!

Oh, and props to Matt for the great pics he shot.

Mary Stella said...

Ken, it's not that your photographic skills lack, it's the subjects you choose to shoot. Sure, anybody can make a beautiful Maui sunset into a terrific photo. A car with a flat tire? Much more challenging.

Johnny Walker said...

Good gravy, how beautiful. Wow.

Amy said...

Great pictures, Matt! Ken, I have the same photographic relationship with my daughters. Enjoy the pineapple...

chicago said...

Very cool pictures. Somewhere down the line, a sitcom needs a character with a $2000 SLR camera, hollywood parents, and an engineering job that pushes them to ditch the cubicle in favor of very colorful beach landscapes.

Paul Duca said...

Because I can....

Eric J said...

Point and shoot and you have a great picture of Maui. But a creative shot of a clapped out Hyundai? That takes talent. Stick to writing.

An said...

You're killing me with these pics. I'm missing Napili/Kapalua like crazy.

Mike said...

You're obviously the better photographer. Because you took actual pictures of actual places. The ones from your son must come from some sort of computer game fantasy land because, especially sitting here in grey Chicago, I can't imagine a real place looking like that.

Dan Tedson said...

It just occurred to me that you're in Hawaii on New Year's. You should go to a store and see if all the calendars are Minnesota themed.

VP81955 said...

Ken, when you get back to the mainland, head over to Santa Monica pier and take oceanside photos at sunset. You won't miss Maui quite as much.

wv: "redla" -- What the John Birch Society, Richard Nixon and the Times in its "true industrial freedom" days campaigned to prevent.