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  • January in Photos

    boogie boarder at shipwrecks beachJanuary bestowed Hawaii with the gift of rain for much of the month. And, then, once the air had been scrubbed clean, the interior mountains stood tall for whole days on end without a single cloud circling their peaks. When this happens, the folds of distant ridges and valleys sizzle with clarity and nature's artistry is so perfect that we could be living inside a Hollywood set. It's worth the weeks of intermittent rain and cloudy skies. It must be what Punxsutawney Phil will feel like tomorrow, Groundhog Day, when he emerges from his burrow.

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  • The Stories of Makapuu Point Lighthouse Trail

    Destination: Oahu

    makapuu hikeBut in addition to stats and photographs, the paved hiking trail that switchbacks up Makapuu in one big “z” holds stories. Like the one about the distinctive opening of Koko Crater, known as Kohelepelepe, which translates to English as “traveling vagina.” The story goes that the clever goddess Kapo exposed her private bits in order to save her sister Pele from the clutches of Kamapuaa, the pig god. Is anyone surprised that this diversion tactic worked? To celebrate, Kapo left her mark—the rocky cliff in the shape of, well, you get the idea.

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  • Food Photography? Are You a Nuisance?

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

    hawaiian vanilla pupuIn my three-year-old blog post, I acquiesced to the food photography trend by taking my own and allowing that the act of photographing food was akin to photographing a beautiful Hawaiian sunset or Hawaiian monk seal snoozing on the beach. It captured a moment in time. It served as a keepsake. It recorded a special moment. But hot dogs?

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  • Glenn Poulain's "Honu Ascent"

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

    Glenn Poulain is giving away a stunning 20x30" underwater image called, "Honu Ascent." Join us tomorrow, January 22, 2013 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. HST on our OutriggerHawaii Facebook page, and one day soon this canvas print framed in Koa veneer might be hanging in your home.

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  • Talk Story with Glenn Poulain

    Destination: Oahu

    crown of thorns image by glenn poulain

    Glenn Poulain is an underwater photographer who moonlights as a chiropractor. At least, that’s the goal. Glenn’s underwater images of Hawaii’s fish and marine life decorate the walls of two Outrigger properties on Oahu--Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and Outrigger Reef on the Beach. We caught up with Glenn minutes after a big dive trip to Hawaii (Big) Island to talk about his passion of underwater photography—a hobby turned business that’s starting to take a chunk out his day job.


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