Living on a beautiful island with many greenery and sites, there's a lot of opportunity for great photos. When I first heard of the contest, I initially knew that I wanted to take a photo of something that deals with nature. I just love photos that show the natural beauty of the scenery. I could review the photos we took on the Kokee hike to see if there's anything that would work. If not, I'll probably take close-ups of birds or flowers. Or get landscape shots of mountains or perhaps a sunset or sunrise. There's a lot of beauty on Kaua'i!
If I were to take a photo of say the mountain, I'd have to find a good spot with a great view. If I don't know where I'm going, I'll have a hard time getting that great shot. Therefore, I'll have to do some location scouting or ask other people where a good places are. Though, Kokee has great views. I might go to the Kalalau lookout to shoot the Kalalau Valley. Although, that is a very common site. You can see the mountain with the Na Pali coast in the background. I'll have to think about that more. I'm about finished with my PSA, but I'm currently working on my Inside Scoops since we have radios over the trip. So I should have some time to take some photos before the 26th.
Finally, the Olelo Youth XChange contest. As I just stated, I'm almost finished with my PSA, so I'll be submitting that into Olelo. For the news story category, Kirra and I have decided that we are going to submit our first quarter project. It is a feature story that follows Moses Hamilton, a successful mouth painter at Ching Young Village. In October 2002, Moses got into a car accident that left him as a quadriplegic. Ever since then, this creative outlet has become a passion of his, helping him be able to express his emotion freely on canvas. I want to enter it into Olelo because Moses is such an inspiring person with a great story. We had help from Hiki No, so we will have to enter it into the Jr. Experts category. We already started cutting the duration down, since the maximum time is 2 minutes. The final story that aired on Hiki No was 3 minutes 34 seconds. I think right now we have it at about 2 minutes and 7 seconds, but we still have a lot more to fix. We have to chop off that extra 7 seconds then fix the b-roll. Although it may be some extra work for Kirra and I, I think it's worth it to try to submit something, and it's great editing practice.
I'd like to take a photo of something that deals with nature for the Kaua'i Museum Art Contest, and I'll have to take it soon to make sure that I don't miss the deadline. Speaking of deadlines, we also have to finish up our MosesArt story for Olelo! We'll have to stay on top of our game to get everything submitted. Well, that has been it for this week's constructed response! Thanks for reading! Bye!