Titus Is One

Titus at One Year Old

Hawaii – A Wider Perspective

I think I’ve been a little inspired lately by Jeff Bridges panoramic photos, because for no reason at all I took a bunch of panoramics while we were in Hawaii two weeks ago. And by “a bunch”, I really mean four. Most of these are straight out of the camera, and just stitched together in Photoshop. I’ve added descriptions below each image, and if you want to see the image larger you can just click the photo which will redirect you to my Flickr.

Hanauma Bay, Hawaii
This is in Hananuma Baby. I love the couple in the bottom left getting the classic tourist shot. Everyone in our car was cracking up because the woman kept changing her poses. And we all know it’s the pose that counts.

Hawaii Panoramic
This was just beyond Hanauma Bay. Absolutely stunning to see how blue the water was and to feel the warm wind coming off the water. The power of the waves crashing against the rocks was amazing.

Pearl Harbor Panoramic
This is Pearl Harbor. I shot this from the USS Arizona Memorial center that is across the water from the actual sunken ship. I love American history and this is a must see for any one interested in the subject. Somber place, but the beginning of a long and necessary war. If you look closely, the USS Arizona Memorial is just left of the middle of the image, on the water line (it’s the little white building on the water).

Waikīkī
Last but not least, Waikīkī. The famous beach is just as beautiful as people had described it and Bethany and I enjoyed some Starbucks and walked along the water. This particular shot has about 15 photos from left to right.

A Prayer of David

May it be mine:

Psalm 13

1 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
2 How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?
3 Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
4 lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.
5 But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
6 I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.

Hawaii – Day 1 (part 1)

It’s our first day in Hawaii and we’re having a great time hanging at our friend’s place right here in Oahu. I’ve never been to Hawaii before and one thing I’m realizing is that no one has ever really told me how this place smells. It’s fantastic. So clean, so fresh, and kind of sweet smelling.

Alright, here’s some photos from the first part of our day today. It’s only 3:50pm right now so there’s plenty of time left for more shots, so hopefully more to come. Photo captions are below each shot.

Hawaii - Day 1
Here’s our legit, REAL leis that Megan greeted us with at the airport. The smell nice, and they make the whole room smell good. Bethany’s is on the left and mine is on the right.

Hawaii - Day 1
Just a quick shot of Bethany and Titus, my two favorite people.

Hawaii - Day 1
Family shot. Apparently Titus thought Hawaii was more interesting than this photo.

Hawaii - Day 1
I just love his big blue eyes.

Hawaii - Day 1
A shot of our friend’s daughter. She’s fun.

Hawaii - Day 1
Titus with my lei on.

Hawaii - Day 1
Our friend’s son with his “Automoblox”. They’re like the legos of cars or something. I’m way too stupid to understand it.

Hawaii - Day 1
“Sorry dad, no more pictures.” - Titus

5 Albums for $5

Alright, here are my picks of the top 5, $5 albums on Amazon.com/MP3 for the month of March. If you’re still buying music on iTunes, you’re wasting your money. Please, make the switch. You’ll save money and you won’t miss iTunes one bit.

The Civil Wars - Barton HollowHere’s a brand new record from the duet The Civil Wars that deserves every accolade it gets. You might recognize the girl because it’s Joy Williams (old school, Christian girl artist). I don’t love this album, but the title track “Barton Hollow” and the incredible “Poison & Wine” are with double what you’ll pay.

 

 

 

Jimmy Eat World - Bleed AmericanThe “breakthrough” record for Jimmy Eat World. It’s a classic, no doubt.

 

 

 

 

 

Counting Crows - August and Everything After

Despite how you feel about 90’s bands, this record from Counting Crows just has hit after hit after hit. I know you probably here it every time you’re in a department store, but “Mr. Jones” is just a great song.

 

 

 

 

Incubus - Morning ViewProbably one of the most under appreciated bands in rock music is Incubus. Sure, you heard them on the radio every now and then, but it was never the song I wanted them to play. Morning View was a new direction for Incubus, but they still kept their flavor.

 

 

 
  

David Gray - White LadderJust a great, chill record. Dave Matthews signed David to his own label and this record was the first release. If you don’t have it, buy it.

 

 

 

 

 

Runners-up:
Eisley - The Valley - Brand new record from Eisley, which is dropping today. The song “Smarter” is worth the record.
The Killers - Hot Fuss - I just dig this record sometimes. Not all the time, but sometimes.

Check out all 100 $5 albums on Amazon.com/MP3