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Welcome to my home: This is MY Hawai'i

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by cculler, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. cculler


    Aug 12, 2008
    I just returned from a 10 day trip to visit family and friends on the island of O'ahu. I brought my camera, not only to capture the sights and beauty that most people see when they visit these islands, but to show the amazing and unique beauty of the culture that we "locals" have and cherish.

    I was born and grew up in Kailua, O'ahu, and even though my parents both regularly worked 60 hours a week to make ends meet, I remember "Hawaiian Life" fondly. Our Ohana (extended family) would get together regularly to cook, eat, and "talk story" for hours, until long after the sun went down. And although my immediate family hasn't lived in Hawai'i for several years, when we got together to talk story, it was like nothing had changed.

    NIKON D80    ---    28mm    f/2.8    1/50s    ISO 800

    NIKON D80    ---    28mm    f/2.8    1/20s    ISO 800

    NIKON D80    ---    18mm    f/16.0    1/40s    ISO 100

    For me, one of the best parts about these get-togethers is the food. Ohhh, man, the food is AMAZING. Unhealthy, perhaps, but so ono (delicious).

    Fresh caught Papio (Trevally):
    NIKON D80    ---    25mm    f/16.0    1/15s    ISO 100

    NIKON D80    ---    40mm    f/4.5    1/1600s    ISO 100

    and plenty of Shoyu (soy sauce) Chicken:
    NIKON D80    ---    18mm    f/4.5    1/400s    ISO 100

    The people in our Ohana are some of the nicest people I've ever known. Always smiling, and always with a story to tell.


    NIKON D80    ---    70mm    f/4.5    1/2000s    ISO 100

    I got back to Seattle last night, and I'm already missing the islands...
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 3, 2008
  2. chris,
    looks like you had a great time
    nice shots
    would like to see them a bit bigger

    that fish looks DELICIOUS
    thanks for sharing these with us
  3. cculler


    Aug 12, 2008
    Done and Done. Thanks for the kind comment, Greg!
  4. Spent few years there in my early 20's, STILL miss the place on a daily basis.
    Great images and thanks for bringing back fond memories!
  5. mmmmmmmm.... fish fry... Thanks for sharing!
  6. KDann


    Mar 11, 2008
    Looks like you all had a great time, nice pictures.:smile:
  7. Superb post

    Gatherings, family gatherings like these make life so much better :biggrin:
  8. RvUsa


    Feb 15, 2008
    Darlington, Pa
    It has always been my dream to go to Hawaii, but my wife won't fly. Looks like it will be a long drive.... :wink:
  9. GeorgeV


    Aug 7, 2008
    You really captured their spirit. Good job.
  10. cculler


    Aug 12, 2008
    Thanks for the kind responses, everyone!!
  11. Hi Chris,

    Nice pictures of your family.the food is always the most importent of the gathering.
    I know it from my family we are from Indonesia i was born in The Netherlands but one day i will return to my homeland and meet some relatives and sure we'll eat a lot and have a lot to tell.

    Thanks for sharing
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