Thursday, July 3, 2008

One of the reasons I love to be home...

So the horns finished up pretty much everything that will be on the album excluding our little solos here and there. Those should be quick to finish up.

Here is the lighting and mood that we were working in. It was groovy. Next time we'll have Lava lamps :-) This image is composed of twelve 5 second exposures.
The mood is set...

We were in the studio well into the night pounding away the final tracks. I think we finally left around 1am. I hope Tim did well on his exam that he had the following day. I know that I was out of commission. Lately every time I play my horn I have pretty intense headaches that I have never had in previous years. I wonder if the years of blowing my guts out are finally catching up with me. Maybe one of these days I'll just collapse on stage... knock on wood.

Another night in the studio/ the hours go too quick

So because I have been recording in Kailua and Adam lives in Kahalu'u which is just a 10 or 15min drive away I've been crashing at his place. Only this time I took my camera with me so that I would be able to catch the sunrise off the East side of the island. It was raining and Ava had been wide awake from 3am so needless to say I was a little hesitant in getting up and out to do this. But I am glad I did.

I was greeted with one of the most wonderful sunrises to date.
Morning firmament

although it was a little moist from the rain just subsiding. The neat overcast clouds and rain added a beautiful atmosphere for my early morning shoot.

View of the Ko'olaus and China Man's Hat from Kahalu'u

The tide was out so I was able to walk a pretty good distance out on the soft ocean bed without even getting my feet wet. Even the boats were taking a break from swimming.

Low tide

The passing showers caused some of the boats to take on water so this man was there bailing his out.

Bail the boat...

What a truly beautiful morning it was. My only wish is that I had a Hasselblad. The only reason I say that is because there was a man that showed up to the same spot after me with one. :-) I was envious. Lucky I live Hawaii ah?

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Svenska & Sheaux said...

These really look good on black like this. I'd get up early to take shots like these too man. Nice work.

aaron eskaran said...

lets go together Spence