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  • bwmabry 12:21 pm on November 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Horses, pastures, sunset   


    Horses in upland Big Island Pastures

    Horses in upland Big Island Pastures

    • bwmabry 12:33 pm on November 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Occasionally I’ll see something I believe is different, stunning, or noteworthy of capturing and this was one. I liked this one as they appeared as bookends on the horizon. I captured this in a RAW digital file and was able to show all the spectacular color and details in the image, a JPEG file would have compressed the detail.

  • bwmabry 9:39 pm on November 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: dust it off, Overhauling the website, redo, resurrect   

    Well, it’s high time to resurrect my website! I suppose I got caught up in the “Facebook” thing; not that Facebook isn’t a good thing. Facebook allowed me to reconnect with friends and family and re-introduced me to art, primarily digital art shot threw a camera lens.

    The problem with Facebook for me was posting my work and life in between the “Memes” and goofy cat pictures and videos blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. So my photos got scattered here and there without rhyme or reason therefore, resurrect the web site. Plus this is my public site whereas Facebook shall forever remain close friends and family.

    So over the next few days I will overhaul my site and try out some new themes though I do like the side bar links and still want to keep most of them to showcase my art but show you who I am and what I do without “Grumpy Cat” being shared to my timeline or multiple requests to play Texas Hold ’em and Candy Crush.

    If you have a cool template that you feel would work well shoot me a line or a link.

  • bwmabry 9:24 pm on November 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Swinging in the breeze. 


  • bwmabry 12:15 pm on November 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Goats, Volcanic Landscape   

    Goats on the Ridge, Pohakuloa 

    Goats on a ridge

  • bwmabry 12:04 pm on November 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Pohakuloa   

    Dramatic skies of Pohakuloa 

    Dramatic clouds

  • bwmabry 9:53 am on December 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2012 kayak fishing,   

    THOUGHTS ON 2011 

    Aloha from monsoon soaked Big Island Hawaii. I believe it has been about 6 weeks of monsoonal rains on the east side that has brought brown water alerts and rough seas and the last week of the year appears to hold the same forecast meaning; No Fishing for us kayakers.

    I could make a Kona run but…… That seems to be my mantra for 2011; I want to go fishing “But”. Not fishing hasn’t had anything to do with motivation “But”, it seems that something has interfered whether that was, work, back issues, DIY projects or other domestic duties. What’s the forecast for 2012?

    I resolute to making time to fish 2012, no pressure to catch but just go fishing and enjoy just being out there. I have an opportunity to take early retirement (4 years early) which would be my 2nd retirement after having retired from Uncle Sam’s misguided children (USMC) 13 years back. Problem is the 2nd career has made for a standard of comfortable living and new toys and technology that will be tough to readjust to, and of course the biggie, the wife says “Not”! Damn, a missed chance to take up fishing and not be bothered with the daily grind of punching the time clock, oh well.

    So what am I going to do? 1st is making leader sets and sharpening hooks in ample numbers, oil the reels and replace any gear items that need it. Because of the back issues I’ve taken the Scupper Pro out of mothballs so I can bear the lesser weight of lugging the yak to the water verus the Hobie which is a monster but great for extended outings when a partner can help with the lifting. So I’ve made some “McGweyer” additons and/or tweaks to make the load out faster and share some of the components from the hobie making them interchangeable. I’m pau with the electronics with the exception of the radio and will rely more on reading the sign and not fret on loose or broken connections.

    So….2012 here’s looking at cha’, I’m ready and oh yeah, no mo’ sharks my tackle is tested.

    • lavapix 10:02 am on December 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      That all started when I was driving away from my lunar eclipse lava hike. I had great weather other then the strong winds. Nice here in Kona.

      • bwmabry 10:17 am on December 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Bryan, I’d love to take a few days in your great Kona weather however, there are things I must take care of daily at home that make getting to the Golden coast a problem. Anyway, what’s your take on the recent activity in the caldera area, any predictions?

        • lavapix 11:07 am on December 22, 2011 Permalink

          The summit quakes are increasing. I’ve been watching it for over 1 yr now. I will do some hiking out there again soon to see if anything is changing. Little stuff. The current flow still isn’t vigorous like past events.

    • DriftingSon 10:55 am on December 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Oh man- this weather is driving me nuts. Had to pass on a chance to stay a few days at Ke’ei too, sadly. The only upside, time for boat-building and kayak rigging. I’ll be ready to fish when you are!

      • bwmabry 11:02 am on December 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Saw your post on the boat build, looks as if it’s coming along nicely. Will shoot some pics of the scupper retro-fitting this weekend after I’m finished working on the mountain. My schedule changes 2 Jan, I’ll be off on Tues – Fri hope we can get some time in on the water if that fits your schedule but, I am always up for a “scheduled sick day” too!

    • pueo50 10:24 am on November 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Function test

  • bwmabry 10:19 am on October 16, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: akule, bait balls, kawalea, kona coast,   

    Bait Balls 

    You’ve seen the bait action at the surface but, have you seen the amazing goings on underneath the surface? The following link is from BoDiver’s Flickr account which shows amazing stills of bait balls beneath the Kona coast waters off the Big Island.

  • bwmabry 10:28 am on October 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Kilauea, Pu'u O'o,   

    Bryan Lowry – Google+ 

    Bryan is keeping us Puna residents up to date on the latest from Pu’u O’o on Kīlauea’s east flank. 

    Bryan Lowry – Google+.

  • bwmabry 8:25 am on October 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Hilo Bay, surfs up   

    Hilo Bay surf is up! 

    Hilo Bay Surf is up! Choke Paddlers.

    Link here for real time feed;

  • bwmabry 7:57 am on October 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Mahi   

    KA HUNA Fishing Forecast Phase 4 Kukolu… 

    KA HUNA Fishing Forecast Phase 4 “Kukolu” 1 Oct 2011
    Fish abundant during dry season. Canoe and pole fish in the morning. Clear weather, wind blow til ‘ole night.  This is a good fishing period but ocean currents will soon change.

    Good luck to those not working that can get out fishing.  The Mahi are close to shore on the Hilo side, (I know I let one go due to a rookie mistake!).

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