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Chow

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November 1st, 2015



Hawaii head coach Norm Chow closes his eyes on the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa.  Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii head coach Norm Chow closes his eyes on the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa. Air Force won 58-7.

With the announcement earlier in the day of Hawaii football head coach Norm Chow's removal, I thought I'd share a few non-action snaps from last night's game that was probably the nail in the coffin for his job.  I realized that I just documented the worst home conference loss in the Hawaii football program's history.  So here are a few moments from last night.  In black and white.

Hawaii head coach Norm Chow speaks to the media after  an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa.  Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii head coach Norm Chow speaks to the media after an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa. Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii head coach Norm Chow stands with his team during the team song after an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa.  Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii head coach Norm Chow stands with his team during the team song after an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa. Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii offensive lineman Brenden Urban (69) and offensive lineman Asotui Eli (65) lean on each other late in the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa.  Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii offensive lineman Brenden Urban (69) and offensive lineman Asotui Eli (65) lean on each other late in the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa. Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii quarterback Max Wittek (13) and defensive lineman Ka'aumoana Gifford (94) huddle with the team mates during the second half of an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa.  Air Force won 58-7.

Hawaii quarterback Max Wittek (13) and defensive lineman Ka'aumoana Gifford (94) huddle with the team mates during the second half of an NCAA football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Air Force Falcons on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Aloha Stadium in Halawa. Air Force won 58-7.

full moon fire

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October 31st, 2015



A full moon illuminates the sky as firefighters work to contain a structure fire at 789 Mapunapuna Street on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Moanalua.  Seventeen companies were called to the three-alarm fire which was first reported at 6:17pm.

A full moon illuminates the sky as firefighters work to contain a structure fire at 789 Mapunapuna Street on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Moanalua. Seventeen companies were called to the three-alarm fire which was first reported at 6:17pm.

I shot the large structure fire in Mapunapuna a couple of days ago.  It was quite a rush, at the same time stressful, because police had closed all the roads on the grids surrounding the three-alarm fire.  On foot it was.  Two cameras, laptop, and a pocketful of will.  Because the streetlights were cut, it was quite dark, so I was able to move swiftly and undetected to try and get a good position on the fire.  Here's one of my faves, showing the breadth and scope of the fire.  I had to climb up a warehouse rooftop to get to it.  (off the record).

Orange flames illuminate the sky during structure fire at 789 Mapunapuna Street on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Moanalua.  Seventeen companies were called to the three-alarm fire which was first reported at 6:17pm.

Orange flames illuminate the sky during structure fire at 789 Mapunapuna Street on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 in Moanalua. Seventeen companies were called to the three-alarm fire which was first reported at 6:17pm.

Spot news is always exhilarating, and when the fruits of your effort show, it makes it all the more rewarding.  Thank goodness no one was hurt.

Sunday sunset

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October 26th, 2015



A surfer is silhouetted in the waning afternoon sun while paddling out at Kakaako Waterfront Park on Sunday, October 25, 2015 in Kakaako.

A surfer is silhouetted in the waning afternoon sun while paddling out at Kakaako Waterfront Park on Sunday, October 25, 2015 in Kakaako.

I had to pause yesterday while looking for wild art to just admire the setting sun, and this surfer paddling out just came right into the frame.  I shot one picture and this was it.  Sometimes that's all it takes.

Layers

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September 28th, 2015



Gold Star mother Lis Olsen instructs dozens in joining a large lei during the 4th annual Gold Star Mother and Family Day on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu.

Gold Star mother Lis Olsen instructs dozens in joining a large lei during the 4th annual Gold Star Mother and Family Day on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu.

Here are two frames from a news assignment I had yesterday that didn't make print.   Yesterday's event at Punchbowl was an annual gathering of Gold Star mothers and families of soldiers who had died in the line of duty.  Like many annual assignments, it's always a challenge to try and come up with something new and visually stimulating.  After a moving tribute at the foot of the Lady Columbia statue, the families gathered to connect dozens and dozens of lei to form one gigantic one that was at least a hundred feet in diameter.  It was very touching to see everyone join together, and I saw the lei as a symbol of that joining.

I always look for layering when I try to compose my photographs.  Layers tell stories when you're lucky enough to have all the elements in the right place.

Misti French, widow of US Army Msgt. Timothy French,  connects part of a giant leiduring the 4th annual Gold Star Mother and Family Day on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu.

Misti French, widow of US Army Msgt. Timothy French, connects part of a giant leiduring the 4th annual Gold Star Mother and Family Day on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl in Honolulu.