Melvin Ah Ching Photos

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PACKARD AT THE MOANA

APRIL 13, 2017By: melvin ah ching
This photo was shot for a client who wanted to get his vehicle situated in front of the famed Moana Surfrider Hotel in Waikiki. This photo was similar to one that he had seen from a much earlier time. The photo was altered. This version is cropped.

Category: Scenic, black & white, automotive, travel Link: Monochrome Gallery on Flickr

the hawaii superferry

April 13, 2017By: MELVIN AH CHING
The Hawaii Superferry was a privately financed inter-island transport ship that ferried passengers and vehicles between the islands. The service was started in 2007 and commenced with daily round-trips between Honolulu and Kahului, Maui. The ferry service was supposed to also serve Lihue, Kauai and Kawaihae Harbor on the Island of Hawaii. Travel to those destinations were never fulfilled as the ferry operation got bogged down in government red tape, opposition from competitors and environmentalists, despite the public and business communities who benefitted from the service.

This picture was shot on the first day of commercial operation in August, 2007. The photograph has been published with authorization and illegally on many websites and publications. The picture was shot at 2:00 in the afternoon from the 10th floor observation deck of Aloha Tower in Honolulu.
 
The Superferry service was halted by a ruling from the Hawaii State Supreme Court after finding that special legislation enabling the ferry to operate prior to the completion of an environmental impact statement was unconstitutional. The ruling forced them into bankruptcy and closure.

Category: News, Scenic, Transportation

Links: Hawaii Superferry | Superferry Photos | Rock n Roll on the Superferry

This photograph and others of the Superferry are available for sale: info@macprohawaii.com

I‘MUA KAMEHAMEHA

APRIL 13, 2017By: MELVIN AH CHING
This photo was shot in August 2005 during a march by the Hawaiian Community, Kamehameha School students and alumni against a ruling filed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California on the institution's admissions policy. This photo was published in Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulation at America's Largest Charitable Trust by Samuel P. King and Randall W. Roth in 2006. The book was published by University of Hawaii Press in Honolulu.

Category: NewsLink: News and Politics on Flickr

Available for hire to cover your news event: info@macprohawaii.com

let the people decide

APRIL 13, 2017By: MELVIN AH CHING
While working at the State Legislature I photographed and wrote about various issues that were often met with contentious rallies and protests. This is one of them. In the fall of 2013 a special legislative session was convened to draft a bill to authorize same-sex marriages. The community was hugely split on the issue as thousands from both sides showed up at hearings and rallies. This photo is one that captures the heated passion sparked by that issue.

Category: News, politicsLink: News & Politics on Flickr

Available for hire to cover your news event: info@macprohawaii.com

KISS ON HIS RETURN

april 20, 2017By: melvin ah ching
U.S. Navy parachute team member was greeted by his wife and daughter after he made a jump out of a C-130 transport plane as part of the Leap Frog Parachute Team during a performance at Joint Base Hickam - Pearl Harbor at 2014's air show featuring the famed U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team. Category: People, News, Events

Link: U.S. Navy Wings Over the Pacific Air Show 

Available for hire to cover your news event: info@macprohawaii.com

the red mustang

APRIL 26, 2017By: MELVIN AH CHING
This was shot at the First Hawaiian Auto Show on March 24. It's the latest model of the legendary Ford Mustang. The car has been in continuous production since 1964. It is the original pony and muscle car having survived now for more than five decades. Very cool. Category: Automotive, Car Shows

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Link: 2017 First Hawaiian Auto Show | Flickr - Motor Vehicles of All Types

helé in the evening

APRIL 13 2017By: MELVIN AH CHING
This is a night shot of a Helé gas station and convenience store in Honolulu taken in 2016. That year all of the Tesoro branded gas stations were rebranded as Helé after a new company bought the local pretroleum distributorship.  Category: Night, scenic, corporate, business

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II

april 13, 2017By: melvin ah ching
She was the Grand Dame of Cunard's passenger service line from 1969 to 2008. This is the Queen Elizabeth II docked at Honolulu Harbor on her last around the world voyage in March 2008. The majestic ocean liner was retired that year. She used to be a regular, annual visitor to Honolulu and always a great photo op for anyone who encountered her. Category: Scenic, ship, transportation

Link: More Cruise Ship Photos


COUNTRY BEAUTY

april 20, 2017By: melvin ah ching
This photo was taken a few years ago during a birthday celebration at Kukaiau Ranch on Hawaii Island. My nieces often get their photos taken as a group at various family gatherings. I just happened to be at this celebration documenting this event with image.  Category: People, Events Flickr Link: Kukaiau Ranch Estates

Need to have your event covered? Birthdays, grand openings, charitable functions, and more. Send an email and we'll see what we can do: info@macprohawaii.com

MAGIC ISLAND CITY LIGHTS

APRIL 13, 2017By: MELVIN AH CHING
This was taken in 2012 from Magic Island - Ala Moana Beach Park early in the evening that perfectly casts the reflective city lights from the nearby buildings onto the calming beach waters below.

Category: Scenic, Night Link: The Night Lights on Flickr

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Sunrise between maui and lanai

APRIL 13, 2017By: MELVIN AH CHING
This photo was taken early this year from Diamond Head Lookout. It is one example of hundreds of sunrise and sunset photos that I have taken and published over the years. More sunrise and sunset photos can be found on my Flickr pages: Sunrise Gallery | Sunset Gallery | Category: Scenic

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You can hire Melvin Ah Ching as your photographer to cover your events — business openings, news events, birthday parties, anniversaries, rallies, travel, scenics and more. Sorry, no weddings.

Available for hire in Urban Honolulu -- Hawaii Kai to Kalihi / Moanalua. Events outside service area (elsewhere on Oahu) can be negotiated but will incur extra cost.

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