Sometimes, we forget we live on one of the most visually stunning islands on earth. We have the ocean, mountains and endless natural terrain, but we also live among a rich kaleidoscope of people and places that’s easy to take for granted.
In an effort to capture all that is Hawaii — both the extraordinary as well as the ordinary — Nonstop is introducing a new series called “Outings,” where photographers (both professional and amateur) share their adventures via captioned galleries and video. Some of the outings may be big endeavors or milestones (scuba diving, hang gliding, graduating from college, etc.), while others may be simple things that still make for interesting visual stories.
My former Honolulu Advertiser colleague Sarah Kawachi kicks off this series with her recent visit to The Contemporary Museum in Makiki Heights. She originally planned to have a bigger adventure at Waimea Valley, but the rain deterred those plans, and she ended up just strolling the museum grounds and enjoying the art. I asked Sarah, who’s eager to put her new DLSR camera to use, simply to show what it’s like to spend the day at the museum. Here’s what she came up with.
Outings: A day at The Contemporary Museum (1 of 18)
By Sarah Kawachi
In an effort to explore the island and make good use of our new cameras, my friend Wayne and I have been taking field trips about twice a month.Last weekend, we visited The Contemporary Museum in Makiki Heights, which is right up the street from my house. I love that it’s in town, but you still feel like you're getting away from it all when you come for a visit.
My vision for “Outings” is to have lots of different photographers participate to provide a diverse collection of galleries and video. Can you imagine how cool it would be if we had an archive full of galleries from different people showing all kinds of adventures?
If you’d like to participate, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea. We’ll see where this goes, but I have a good feeling about it.
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