Profile

Cover photo
Michael Kawano
Worked at Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Attended University of California, Santa Barbara
Lives in San Francisco Bay Area
30 followers|7,782 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Michael Kawano

Shared publicly  - 
 
Spoiler Alert:

Congratulations, Michelle!! Incredibly gutsy fight and now the new Invicta FC atom-weight champion!!


1
Add a comment...

Michael Kawano

Shared publicly  - 
 
At the San Francisco Red Bull Flugtag event! Early, but front row ready for the action!

Still lots of good viewing areas open around McCovey Cove!
1
Rafael Ramirez's profile photo
 
Nice!!
Add a comment...

Michael Kawano

Shared publicly  - 
 
Again, if you don't follow +Jeremy Cowart (which I would recommend - he's awesome), please take a look at this post he added today regarding the +Help-Portrait organization he founded.  It is a worthwhile cause, especially for photographers who want to make a difference with their cameras.
 
Alright G+, can I get your attention?

Need your help in a big way today! I've never asked for money for anything online, ever! But we are on a mission to HELP +Help-Portrait. It is struggling and we need yall to step up the plate and help us out!

All I'm asking is that you donate a dollar or two.

What are we raising money for? Read this letter and you'll understand everything.

Really appreciate your help in this mission. Let's all ban together and help change lives this year!

http://hp.cta.gs/helphp

Also please "share" this post if you don't mind. Thanks!!

Lastly, here's the direct link to DONATE today... 
http://hp.cta.gs/donate
1
Add a comment...

Michael Kawano

Shared publicly  - 
 
For anyone who hasn't seen this, especially if you live in or are familiar with San Francisco, it is worth checking out.  Amazing driving and cinematography.   DC SHOES: KEN BLOCK'S GYMKHANA FIVE: ULTIMATE URBAN PLAYGROUND; SAN FRANCISCO
1
Steve Skinner's profile photoMichael Kawano's profile photo
2 comments
 
Good point, Steve!  I'm actually not sure.  I saw a few behind the scenes videos (also great) and there is definitely a lack of spectators.  My guess is that they were able to create a pretty wide "no-access" zone, likely for safety reasons.  From the behind the scenes videos, it definitely seemed like they shot small sections at a time, allowing Ken to take multiple runs of each section to get the shots they needed.
Add a comment...

Michael Kawano

Shared publicly  - 
 
A Wagler's Pit Viper in the California Academy of Sciences.

200mm macro, 1/80s, F/4.5, ISO 6400, handheld
1
Steve Skinner's profile photo
 
Very cool shot!
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
30 people
Steve Skinner's profile photo
Greg Murphy's profile photo
Cheryl Hornbaker's profile photo
Becky Jaffe's profile photo

Michael Kawano

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Karate Hottie, Michelle Waterson will be fighting tonight on Invicta FC's online PPV event. Not to be missed!

1
1
Neil Gaskin's profile photo
Add a comment...

Michael Kawano

Shared publicly  - 
 
We may need to re-think old adages. 
1
Add a comment...

Michael Kawano

Shared publicly  - 
 
The overcast sky made for a less than traditional sunrise this morning, so I used less than traditional technique to capture it.  iPhone 4 capture and edit,with a couple of minor tweaks in Lightroom prior to posting.  Enjoy!
2
Add a comment...

Michael Kawano

Shared publicly  - 
 
In case you don't follow +Jeremy Cowart , here is a phenomenal video link he posted.  Definitely worth checking out.
 
You won't see anything cooler than this for a very long time...

https://vimeo.com/45878034
1
1
Add a comment...

Michael Kawano

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm lucky enough to live in a very photogenic part of the world. Here are a few of my attempts to do it justice.
2
Aaron Arugay's profile photo
 
Hey Kawano! Been trying to track you down! Let's get in touch!!!
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
30 people
Steve Skinner's profile photo
Greg Murphy's profile photo
Cheryl Hornbaker's profile photo
Becky Jaffe's profile photo
Work
Employment
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
    Director of Finance, 1995 - 2012
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
San Francisco Bay Area
Previously
Honolulu, Hawaii - San Diego, California - Los Angeles, California - Santa Barbara, California - Nipomo, California
Story
Bragging rights
I love adventure sports. I have been skydiving, white water rafting, bungee jumping, scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef, rappelling down a skyscraper, water skiing, jet skiing, was an avid paintballer, and currently do both muay thai and jiu jitsu.
Education
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
Basic Information
Gender
Male