Saturday, December 13, 2008


(Our house, but not finished yet)

Today was spent in the land of Christmas. We put up the Christmas lights, Went to the Kona Christmas parade and put up more lights. Somewhere in between all that Karen and I also went swimming in the warm Pacific ocean and did some weight training.

I also got quite a workout going up and down the ladder for a few hours.

Kona Christmas parade

(I thought this was the coolest float in the parade — A Christmas train chugging down Alii Drive.)

(The true gift of Christmas)

(Karen, Aaron and Rebecca during the rainy parade. Where else do they hand out popsicles during a Christmas parade.)

Putting up Christmas lights

(Buildinhg up the quads by going up and down the ladder.)

(Karen hard at work holding the ladder. I hate heights and that's higher up than it looks.)

Nice composition. Karen should be a photog.)

(Rebecca helping from the ground.)
I'll post a finished shot of the house when we get done.


Bruce Stewart (施樸樂) (ブルース・スチュワート) said...

Great photographs, especially at night. I hope the weather clears up and you have nice warm and sunny days around Christmas.

Marilyn and Robert said...

Very pretty Randy your house looks very nice. And your parade pictures turned out good we went to the Cristmas parade saturday night my pics aren't nearly as good so I won't post them embarrassed!!!! Hurry and finish we aren't done either but this is the first year of deco for us so we will see how it turns out on a low budget. Each year will be better I'm sure love ya

debbie said...

Looks beautiful. I love that you are doing this in a tank. Kim was very cold when he put up our lights. Can't wait to see the finished results.

Marilyn and Robert said...

Randy stupid question but what kind of setting do you use at night for camera????

Randy said...

For these I just left it on auto (the "P") setting. If you have a tripod you can use that and your photos shouldn't come out blurry.

The longer the exposure the less color your lights will have so don't use the "bulb" setting if your camera has that setting.

Randy said...

Oh, and don't use a flash when you take the picture.

Bruce Stewart (施樸樂) (ブルース・スチュワート) said...

Thanks for your comment. I have a fever and have missed two days (and at least one more) of swimming. I just felt a little run down when I did Tuesday's swim (mainly a lack of food and sleep due to too many errands, etc.). I'm taking things carefully, even though I already feel a little better. I don't want a relapse. Enough is enough.

Marilyn and Robert said...

Hey Randy do you remember a Richard Linkel??? Anyway hes trying to contact you on classmates he ask me if I was related to ya. Anyway just thought I'd let ya know love ya


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