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Nonstop introduces ‘Outings’

In an effort to capture all that is Hawaii, we’ll be showcasing the adventures of photographers (both professional and amateur)

Posted November 10, 2010 by Diane Seo

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)

Outings: A day at The Contemporary Museum

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 with your idea. We’ll see where this goes, but I have a good feeling about it.

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  1. turkfontaine
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 12:58 am

    last year i stayed up in Makiki and never visited the museum. i see i missed a lot. i won’t this year. thanks for a great look at a wonderful jewel.

  2. geewhy
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 1:56 am

    If users have pictures on their personal blog, would you consider posting some pics here then linking to the personal blog for additional pictures?

  3. hikino
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 2:50 am

    Does it all have to be pics of one outing? I was thinking about submitting some pics of Punchbowl taken during Memorial Day holidays over the years in honor of Veteran’s Day.

  4. dlsrock
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 3:26 am

    I have a few ideas on outings where people can actually get out there and not only be active but to take advantage of our natural surroundings. As well as places to go nearby.

  5. DianeSeo
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 4:57 am

    @disrock, @geewhy, @hikino, send me an email at and we can flush out your ideas.

  6. jami_bee
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 5:34 am

    I love the photo adventure concept! It gives you the opportunity to feel like you’re actually visiting. Would love to see more of these at other landmarks, parks and how about shopping? :)

  7. Posted November 10, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Great to see nonstop continuing to engage their community. ‘Tis very social of you all :)

  8. DianeSeo
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 9:52 am

    @Neenz nonstop Thanks Neenz. Time is ripe for social engagement to change the rules of journalism.

  9. DianeSeo
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 9:53 am

    @jami_bee You got it…

  10. DianeSeo
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 9:54 am

    @geewhy What I’d like to do is run a full captioned gallery on Nonstop, but then link to the person’s personal blog so people can find out more about them and see more of their pics. You got something in mind?

  11. chant808
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    All right! Welcome aboard, Sarah! Being the kind of person who doesn’t take my camera out much during the day, I’m really curious to see what people will come back with… looking forward to seeing throught different lenses :-)

  12. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Okay, waiting for pix of the “Pulse” launch party? or is Brand X off limits? LOL. NSHNL still has better writers, provocative topics, and more interesting personalities…and FUUD!.

  13. DianeSeo
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    @Annoddah_Dave Thanks, we’re reaching for “higher fruit,” as my friend and former boss Andreas Arvman used to say.

  14. 808marv
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 10:40 am

    I think it would be nice to have a way to view larger higher quality versions of the pictures presented. It doesn’t have to be all of the pictures but maybe ones that are nature shots or panoramic city views, etc. Oh and any food shoots as well of course!

  15. NonStopMari
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 10:51 am

    @808marv ur passion for food never ceases to amaze! loved ur food truck roundup, btw.

  16. NonStopMari
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 10:53 am

    @DianeSeo @Annoddah_Dave Andreas Arvman what other launch party? come to our next one, THUR DEC 2 from 6 to 830pm @ KA, party w/ nonstop & groupon! and btw dave, u have highly discerning taste.

  17. 808marv
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 11:48 am

    @NonStopMari Oh thanks! Well I have to credit NSHNL some for getting me going on the twittering and reviewing. Just having some fun and enjoying the grindz (maybe a little too much heh).

  18. 808marv
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    @NonStopMari @DianeSeo @Annoddah_Dave Oh Dave went there and mentioned “da oddah site”…well actually I kinda did too in the development blog post ha ha.

  19. DianeSeo
    Posted November 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    @808marv Yeah we’re working on enhancing our gallery since so much of our content is presented as galleries. thx for the comment.

  20. Posted November 11, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    @DianeSeo @Annoddah_Dave Andreas Arvman Yes, the low-hanging fruit has all been picked or fallen down to rot. Time to get the ladders out!

About Diane Seo

Diane Seo, the editor and co-founder of Nonstop Honolulu, is the Digital Media director for Upspring Media. Prior, she served as managing producer of Metromix Honolulu; manager of The Honolulu Advertiser's TGIF section; Managing Director of New Media for the ATP, which runs men's professional tennis worldwide; a senior editor at and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.

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