Friday, November 4, 2011

LAHAINALUNA HOMECOMING 2011! - October 29, 2011

It was homecoming night and true to Lahainaluna tradition, the festivities did not disappoint. Still, while homecoming is great for the students it is probably distracting for the athletes on the field. That is why I was not surprised when the Lunas were upset 14-13 by Maui High on Homecoming Night.

Compared to last year, though, I was ready. More or less. I had two cameras with me. One with a wider angle and with flash attached and another one with a faster lens, short telephoto 28-70.

The Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 which I purchased from a local photographer for $250 on Craigslist would normally be a keeper, but I must say I have not been totally satisfied with the photos produced by it. This one has given less than sharp photos, especially at night. Maybe it’s the filter. Hope it’s not mold or anything within the lens – I know the person I bought it from does a lot of outdoor nature/surf photography so it would have been constantly exposed to the elements. I love the range, though. Maybe I’ll buy a Sigma brand new for $900. Not sure if I can afford the Nikon version which is about $1900. For that kind of money, I’d by the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR II for $2300. Wishful thinking. Very wishful.

So here are some shots from homecoming. Still not satisfied with the shots at midfield for the coin toss with the homecoming queen. I just feel like I’m annoying people being out there, sneaking in between the players and refs, trying to get a photo. Oh well. Hopefully Denton got some nice shots.

L to R: Leilani Miranda, Malia Bartolome, Kanoe Delatori, Ana Lauese, Maile Altier, Audrey Casicas

L to R: Colin Cabanilla, McNeil Magdaoang, Marcus Badua, Mr. Congeniality, Johnpaul Garcia, Kamaka Pamat

Queen Ana Lauese escorted by #55 Feleti Taufa, #77 Osaiasi Tautulaki and #32 Tytus Lucas
with Co-Head coach Garret Tihada

Head Referee - the Honorable Joseph E. Cardoza

Seniors stand guard

Freshmen Colin Cabanilla & Audrey Casicas

Seniors McNeil Magdaoang and Leilani Miranda

Queen Ana Lauese and King Marcus Badua

Juniors Kanoe Delatori and Johnpaul Garcia

Sophomores Maile Altier and Kamaka Pamat

Mr. & Ms. Congeniality: Malia Bartolome and unknown guy

Rockin' out!

So Cliche! The team running through the "L" formation - LUV IT!

Senior Drum major Aleia Natividad

Award winning Banner - Class of 2014 by Paige Pasion

Queen Ana Lauese boogeying with the cheerleaders

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