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HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS...11.28.15
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Something a little different for myself, as far as shooting sunrise without water. Out with some friends this past Saturday morning on Tantalus waiting for the sunrise...Honolulu city lights

Aloha a hui hou my friends! 
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Fantastic, Ryan.
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WHERE'S MOM II?...11.09.15
Sony A7SII

Testing the Zeiss Batis 85mm f1.8.
Natural light 5:05pm on an very overcast afternoon.
ISO 800
1/1000 @ f1.8
Put the focus point right on her eye.

After 4 months on the B&H backorder list, finally got my Batis from Mr. Brown last Friday! I'm lovin' this lens, just need to find a model...other than my dog!

Aloha a hui hou my friends! 
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SUNRISE STREAKS...01.17.15

Once again met up with a whole bunch of "Crazies" on Saturday @ Lanai Lookout! 

I had a vision of this shot of light streaks in the early morning with cars traveling east & west bound over the cliffs of Makapu'u, with an amazing sunrise in the background! Rarely do my "visions" become reality! 

On this early Saturday morning I decided to attempt to shoot what I saw in my head & after I got home I skimmed thru my images on my computer, I realized that I had all the "right" shot to compose this final image...my vision! Wow, felt really good to accomplish what I set out to do!

Hope you enjoy this images as it was to create!

Aloha a hui hou my friends! 
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Aloha +Allison Sheridan  & +Liz Delacruz !
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THE HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE...11.29.14

I've been wanting to get a shot of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Resort, for a long time, I finally got a chance to shoot it this past Saturday morning. I met up with a bunch of "Crazies" @ 5:30am in the parking lot just behind the Hilton lagoon.

The only problem I had was the light drizzle of rain that the wind was blowing directly into my lens. After consistently wiping the lens filter every 5 seconds, I did capture this.

Aloha a hui hou my friends! 
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Much Mahalo's +Chuck Malefyt!
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THAT'S HOT...04.11.14

Last month a friend, +Cynthia Pyun  was in town for a family event & wanted to shoot. She contacted Wes & we decided to shoot the sunset & the Friday night fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village from Magic Island. 

We met at the Ala Moana food court & grabbed a bento, walked over to Magic Island just in time for the sunset. Our other friend Tien, joined us for the fireworks. We all had a Great time talking story & catching up!!! 

Aloha & a hui ho my friends!

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Hehe!
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SWEEP...11.01.15
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I've asked myself many times why am I drawn to seascapes? I believe I've finally figured out the answer to this question, it's 2 things that pull me back week after week!

The answer is quite simple, motion, but not only motion...constant motion of the waves. The 2nd thing...quality of light, the golden hour, sunrise. In that short 15 minutes, from the time the sun is just about to break the horizon until it's about 10 degrees past the horizon...that my friends is the most perfect & most beautiful time of the day, when nature reviles her inner beauty to start my day.

Aloha a hui hou my friends! 
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You are reminding me to come home for a visit,
+Ryan Sakamoto ! Love this look of dry ice :-)
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LIQUID GOLD...01.31.15

Aloha a hui hou my friends!
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#sunrise #sunrisehawaii #makapuu #hawaiisunrise #hawaii
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Dang that's hot, love the motion 
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DA MOKES, DA COLORS & DA SUNRISE...01.18.15

Sunday sunrise was gem! This is the colors about 10 minutes before sunrise, unbelievable! The colors was so saturated...it was a dropping tide, hardly any wind, with very gentle waves breaking into this small channel. Haven't seen colors like this in a long while. 

Aloha a hui hou my friends! 
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Much Mahalo's +Liz Delacruz! 
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Help Portraits Hawaii 2014
It's all about giving a photo not taking a photo...Aloha a hui hi my friends :)
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TWISTING SURGE...05.03.14

When I arrived at Makapuu Beach on Saturday morning, the 1st thing I noticed was the absence of the thundering crash of the surf punishing the rocky shoreline of Makapuu! 

Revisited the small tide pools & tried to capture the flow of energy of the churning waters.

Aloha & a hui ho my friends!

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You're most welcome Ryan
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RIBBONS IN THE SAND...05.03.14

Sunrise, pre dawn just before the BIG BOOM! Edit done in Lightroom only, no Photoshop for this one. 

Aloha & a hui ho my friends!

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So this 'generalist' photog will be forewarned on those feisty critters. I rarely come across them around these parts!
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Welcome to the world as seen through my eyes, my visions of Light, my passion, my art…making images, one day at a time!

I’m a self taught photographer, always hungry to learn & explore new techniques to take my images to the next level. I am not a professional photographer, I would consider myself an advanced amateur & love shooting seascapes. All my life there have been a calling from the ocean that has always brought me back to her, to witness & capture the beauty of a gentle wave washing over my feet to the power of the pounding surf that punishes the rocky cliffs of Oahu! This is what drives my passion & forces me to wake at 4am every weekend to go out & capture the beauty of Mother Nature!

Lately I've been drawn to portrait work, I like to find the beauty of the human face & all the emotions that come with it, combined with light it can be so very amazing!!!

I enjoy meeting other inspiring photographers on this island & on the web. I am always happy to share what I have learned through my experiences. I enjoy shooting Sunrise/Sunsets, landscape, sports, environmental portrait photography, street photography, if it catches my eye I’ll shoot it!

I am inspired by many but influenced by one…
A GREAT MAN who’s quiet demeanor, & kind heart, shaped me into to the person I am today, I miss you Dad..Gone but NEVER forgotten!

My main website can be found here, www.ryansakamoto.com
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