Samsung Note 8 Photos — June 2018, Part 2

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Longtime subscribers to this blog might remember all of the posts I used to do showcasing photos from various antique stores we used to visit. I would list a few but there’s a crapload and it would take too long. Oh, what the heck; for new subscribers, check THIS and THIS and THIS

There are many thrift stores here on the Big Island and a few antiques stores but they don’t have the same type of merchandise nor the oddness factor that things from the last century bring with them into the present. 

That’s from a sewing and quilting store precisely because we no longer go to antiques stores. Now, that’s a fairly standard doll one might see, but this next thing is — perhaps — unique to living on an island and in the proximity to a beach.

I can see where they hurt their shins on the lava rocks that wait in ambush just below the water’s surface. That had to hurt, Bob. 

We’ve seen this pineapple before and if one goes back to prior photos, one can see it hasn’t grown much. Some, but not much.

I mean, it looks a bit larger, but not much. Now, the interesting thing is that when we stopped by in July, it was gone. It could be that non-commercially grown pineapples don’t grow as large . . . or, someone pinched it. 

These next series of photos are from the condo complex we left in March. We knew people there and in one of our visits, this little guy was hunting out in the open. 

These Carolina Anoles usually don’t hang around when you get close to them. Well, I got pretty close to this gal. So close that some of the photos and one of the videos were out of focus (too close to the subject).

I said “gal” because of the white stripe along the back . . . but it could also be a ridge, thus making this a male. Regardless, it’s an Anole. We call them lizards.

I mentioned videos . . . 

Again, these are best if you pick the HQ resolution or go to YouTube and then pick the HQ resolution. Also, shakey because they are handheld with the phone being held at almost arm’s length. 

In this next video, I kept getting closer and closer and it didn’t seem to be bothered by the big slab of phone getting closer. 

The videos are nice but I was impressed by the photos . . . 

It must have been hungry because it was really intent on hunting. 

And, yes, these look similar because lizards don’t typically dance around as much as geckos. They either stay put or — once they decide they’ve had enough of you — they scamper away. 

This next photo is from late one evening walking back from getting the mail . . . the sun had set but the clouds had this soft pink hue. That view is looking East, so the sunset was behind me but those clouds were gray.

Next up, a couple of shots of a lone tree at the rest area on Saddle Road. That’s the slope of Mauna Loa in the background. 

It’s usually windy there because it’s between the two huge volcanoes and the area in between acts as a funnel for Easterly winds.

So, that’s it for the photos of this post. How about some videos (a mix of Note 8 and P900 videos)?

The birds in this next videos are very small and they travel in small flocks of ten to twenty birds (it’s difficult to count them because they move around a fair amount). They are eating grass seeds. 

The louder bird you heard is one of the Mayna birds calling out. They can make nice noises as well, but not then.

I mentioned the walk we occasionally take to the shoreline (and the saltwater pool) . . . a popular activity — when the waves are high and strong enough — is to sit or stand at the edge of the pool and wait to be knocked in by a wave. 

I like going there for wave watching and filming.

Again, as a reminder, if you care, remember to switch to HQ. This next video is a P900 video.

Next up, two versions of the same video; one shown at normal speed (8 seconds) and the same video with parts in slow motion (41 seconds) . . . 

This next one is another P900 video of the same area . . . 

. . . followed by two versions of the same video; one shown at normal speed (26 seconds) and the same video with parts in slow motion (63 seconds)

I show both because some people’s lives are so busy they can’t spend the extra time watching stuff in slow motion. 

I mentioned the waves wash over the pool . . . here’s what they sometimes look like (55 seconds) . . . 

. . . and here’s what that looks in slow motion (2 min. 18 seconds) . . . 

Hint: you don’t have to watch the whole thing; you can use the slider to only watch what you want.

You might have noticed the kid wanting to go and “catch the wave” . . . here she is again (23 seconds) . . . 

. . . and here she is in slow motion (43 seconds) . . . 

I have two more videos I want to share — rather, two pairs of videos — before ending this post. 

First up, another side wave (58 seconds and 2 minutes and 20 seconds in slow motion) . . . 

Lastly, I was standing on a wall so although it looks like this would have inundated me, all I got were a few drops on me.

First, regular speed version (62 seconds) . . . 

Second, slow motion (2 minutes and 39 seconds) . . . if you’re only going to watch one of the slow-motion videos, this would be it (and switch to HQ) . . . 

I have one more post and then we’ll be done with June 2018 and we’ll move on to July, August, September, and so on.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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