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My Disappearing Act

It has been awhile since I’ve been able to collect my thoughts and begin a blog, so bare with me as I try to cover the past week of my life.

You know it’s gonna be a good day when your breakfast has a big grin waiting for you.

August 1st-5th I was fortunate enough to have been a part of a photography workshop, taught by professional camera artist Randy Jay Braun.  I will write a separate blog detailing that particular experience, but for now just know that it was an amazing experience and that I would take any form of photography class he taught in the future.  The workshop was another tool in helping me feel like my old self again, as well as fueling the fire within me that I have for photography.

Good to be home.

My buddy Erik is visiting for a few weeks, which has been good fun.  He had lived on Maui for years, but is now land-locked in Boise, Idaho (which is not a bad thing, just trying to give some perspective).  You can feel how much he misses Hawaii, the food, the people and most of all, being in the ocean.

Living out here we sometimes need the perspective of a visitor to make us realize how special we are to call Maui home.  I’ve watched more sunsets this past 2 weeks than I have the past 2 months, simply because I take it for granted during my daily routine.

Surfing done the old fashioned way…no browser, no wi-fi.

Watching Erik surf has given me the perfect excuse to try out the newest addition to my photography hobby…a telephoto lens.  I joined him for an early morning session in order to help familiarize myself with my newest toy.  Even if I had not taken a single picture it would have been well worth the trip to watch the sun rise up over the west Maui mountains and bathe the surfers in the first rays of light.

Pure joy.

Sunday night we initiated three new souls in the art of rolling down the hill at Mulligans on the blue.  The list keeps growing and we were introduced to a tandem roll with both rollers holding each other’s hands.  I love the ingenuity that can only be found at the bottom of a glass.