Sunday Morning Sunrise November 24

Welcome to the Hawaii Files Blog. Yes, the blog has been on hiatus for several weeks. Now it is time to re-start and what better way than with photos of the beauty of Hawaii.

What has happened in recent months is that I deleted more than 20,000 photos from my Flickr stream after they increased their pro-level subscription price by 100% last year. My subscription ran out earlier this year, and it was time to bring Flickr to an end. Therefore all of my photos except for 1,000 of them were deleted.

Deleting Flickr photos caused one major problem that is still being worked out. Embedded images that were posted to this blog and some of my other websites now show up with broken links since the images are no longer on their server. If you dig into the archive of this blog, you will find that some (or many) of the older entries will have broken image links.

As time permits, I will slowly find the original photos and re-post and re-link them from this server.

All were archived to my private Google Photos album. Now that they are there and also on my computer, some of the old Flickr photos will begin to show up on this blog as a “Flickr Flashback” feature. They will also be tied into “Yesterday’s Hawaii” and “TBT” (Throwback Thursday) tags.

For this comeback post, here are some pictures I shot today during a morning walk around Ala Moana Park. Enjoy!

Sunrise pokes through the palm trees at Magic Island / Ala Moana Park.

This photo was taken shortly after the 6:00 a.m. hour when the first sunlight became apparent. The foreground lighting on the sand is produced by lighting at the park.

The crescent moon rose about an hour before sunrise. It is heading for a full moon next month.

Early morning canoe paddlers hit the ocean with Diamond Head in the background.

The first rays of sunshine light Ala Moana Beach as a new day began. The park is one of the most popular on Oahu.

This person basks in the light of the new morning.



Melvin Ah Ching is a photographer, consultant, blogger, desktop publisher, and computer enthusiast living and working in Hawaii. The Hawaii Files have been online since 2006.