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A King Tide is a non-scientific term people often use to describe exceptionally high tides.

Tides are long-period waves that roll around the planet as the ocean is “pulled” back and forth by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun as these bodies interact with the Earth in their monthly and yearly orbits.

Higher than normal tides typically occur during a new or full moon and when the Earth is at its perigee, or during specific seasons around the country


For more information for Hawaii “Tide Predictions” check

Photo Courtesy of Photo Club member, Derek Kano.

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Mahalo Derek!

Rose Parade, Pasadena, California

Contribution of Michael Poore

I had the good fortune to attend the Rose Parade in Pasadena this year.  It was the 128th parade.  Through friends of mine I was able to have a seat in the grandstands about twenty feet away from the floats.  We were also given a tour just for the three of us through one of the barns where the floats are assembled.  Image 1 shows some of the assembly working progress.  Image two shows more of the work and image three shows the float in the parade.

Hawaii’s float, “Spirit of Hawaii” was near the front of the parade.  It was the winner of the Sweepstakes Trophy this year.  Images four and five show our float.

Art Exhibit at Volcano Art Gallery

The Volcano Artists Hui is having an opening reception of our exhibit entitled SIGHTLINES at the Volcano Art Center Gallery in the Volcanoes National Park on Sat, Feb. 20 from 5-7pm.
The exhibit will be up until March 20th.

Eight people representing the Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts reviewed the exhibit and selected 3 pieces for consideration in the State’s collection.  Awards were made to Elizabeth Miller, mixed media, Erik Wold, pottery and Mary Goodrich, photography.   Big thank you’s to VAC Gallery Director, Emily Catey-Weiss, to Henry Bianchini, who curated the exhibit and to Ken Charon who installed it.



Sightlines Exhibit at the Volcano Art Center Gallery

February 2016 Meeting

Meeting on February 17th, 2016 at 7PM

Photographs from last year’s exhibit at the Hilo Medical Center will be available for pickup at next Wednesday’s meeting.  A special thanks to everyone, then and now, who has contributed their work to beautifying our hospital, and also thanks to those of you who helped to prepare the work for hanging.   Many viewers feel a sense of wonder and peace when they see our work, and you can feel good about giving that to them.  Please go and see the new exhibit, which will be hanging in the Lobby for about one year.

At our February 17 meeting we will have a slideshow on the Mauna Kea trip from January.  Ken has set your images to music and it looks really good!  We will also have a message from our President Ram and maybe a few other surprises.

If you haven’t paid your dues yet, Michael will be there to accept your check or cash.

Doug and Linda Halsted will lead an evening outing to do light painting at Liliuokalani Park on Monday, February 22.  There will be a full moon night.  Bring flashlights, gels, anything that you can use to paint with light.  Liliuokalani is a great location for this.   Meet at 6pm by the bamboo.  Sunset is at 6:23pm, but if you come early, the late afternoon light is lovely in the park.  You must be a paid up member of the HPC to participate in the outings.   (Only $15 per year, what a deal!)

Light Painting Liliuokalani Night at Liliuokalani

February 2016 Newsletter

Our February 2016 Newsletter has been posted. You will find it on the
Newsletter page.

Next meeting is the 4th Wednesday, February 17, 2016
at the Kamana Senior Center, 7 p.m.

Contents of the Newsletter
3 Mauna Kea: Astronomy and a beautiful moonrise
4 Smithsonian Submillimeter Array
5 Competition as Corruption – Vijay Karai
7 ArThoughts: Pedro Guerrero by Sudha Achar
9 Shining Light – Galen Rowell’s Photography by Robert Genn
12 January Meeting Notes by Faith Cloud
13 Magic Lantern and Darktable by Harry Durgin
17 Vijay Karai’s Fine Digital Archive

Tom — Once again, we are thankful for the exquisite work that you put in.

January 2016 Meeting

Date: Wednesday, Jan 20th, 2016
Time: 7PM
Location: Kamana Senior Center, Hilo.

Our first meeting of 2016 starts off with two excellent photographers. Harry Durgin show us how he approaches post processing, with several examples. Between demonstrations, he will share photos from his recent travels in northern Scotland.

Vijay Karai will show a collection of his nature and landscape photographs made over the years in his pursuit of the perfect light, composition and the fleeting moment.

Dues for 2016 will be collected by Michael Poore, Treasurer. Dues are $15 per year. You may make checks payable to the Hilo Photography Club or Michael will have change for cash.

See you there!