Maui Photographer Tom Mckinlay

Aloha Folks,

Today is a photo tribute to a great friend and a creative artist/ writer/ photographer.

Tom Mckinlay: Rest in Peace, brother.

Tom 's motto in his photography and in his life was simply:

Observe

Appreciate

Celebrate



I am happy to share some of Tom's work, and I will add what he told me when I first asked about posting his work...His message was : Enjoy!


Aloha to a good person. We had some fun outdoors in our kayaks and hikes..

In recognition of Maui's talented artists and craftspeople, I want to post this link..check it out. The Maui Crafts Guild is in Paia, and always worth a visit.

Cherie

Mahalo



Mahalo means "thank you" in Hawaii...


Mahalo for the crisp air and breezy trade winds that started off our morning.


Mahalo for the awesome winter swell that pounded our North Shores today.



Mahalo for all the Aloha and bounty shared with friends and family.

Mahalo for a great swim and sparkling sunshine on Maui's South Shore.



Mahalo for a brilliant sunset over waving fields of cane grass.

Here's to giving thanks and living in gratitude where ever you are.


Mahalo and Aloha,
Cherie


Photographs by Cherie Attix (unless otherwise noted).

Maui Photographer



Aloha from wild and windy Maui!!

We have a big Kona storm passing through. The wind has been at least 35-40 mph today with some major driving rain. The state has taken the day off. Schools, state and county officials were told to stay home today. The Superferry canceled it's passage as well. Mother Nature is keeping us all under wraps as this storm blows itself out.

I'd like to feature some of our great island talent on my blog. Today I am posting a photo of the North Shore of Maui at sunset by a friend of mine. The other beautiful shot is looking up into Iao Valley from the north shore at that same sunset. The Iao Valley is a very beautiful place to photograph, hike, soak in the river, and contemplate life. It is one of my favorite places to go. My grand kids love to play in the river.

The photographer I am featuring today is Tom Mckinlay. You can view his works at www.tommckinlayphotography.com. Tom has shot some amazing pics across the island. I know I'll be posting more of them. His message was to "enjoy the work." He can really capture the mood of the moment, and has some wonderful hula shots and Hawaiian cultural events.

OK, time to close up shop while I still have electricity.

A wonderful weekend to all! a hui ho,

Cherie