Friday, October 10, 2014

Photos Kona Underpants Run 2014 #konaupr14 Underwear Bikini Guiness Book of Records GoShiggyGo Photography

 Kona Underpants Run 2014
The official hashtag is:

Photographer: Shiggy Ichinomiya (Itchy-know-me-yah!!)

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You can easily tag yourself and your friends there.

There are also MORE photos on the page.

Do it NOW before you forget.

For MORE info click on the 
Official Underpants Run Website---->>

2014 Underpants Run Info:
When: Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Where? Start and finish at the back parking lot of the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, where the Ironman Banquets take place.
What to wear? See below
How far is the run? 1.5 smiles/ 2.4 km total.
Registered? Yes, YOU must be registered. $20 bucks. Money raised goes to West Hawaii Special Olympics which lost its state funding. Please check website for other charities. 

Target: Guinness Book of World Records.

{Excerpts loosely taken from Triathlete Magazine. October 2014. page 98:
Roch Frey, one of the Kona Underpants Run Organizers is "flying in a representative from Guinness World Records to verify the head count..... The skinny on skivvies: "I've talked to the people at Guinness, and underpants could be a pair of Speedos or bikini bottoms." Frey explains, "As long as they're underpants-type looking, and the women have a top on of some sort, we're good to go. The only people who wouldn't qualify are those who are wearing a costume. And you have to be in your own pair of underpants-no shared underpants in 86 inch size."

Note: YOU must be registered. Each runner will be chip timed for verification purposes.

Register here:

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Photos from last year, the Kona 2013 Underpants Run.
#konaupr13 Click below:
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

GoPro HERO4 Silver vs Black Edition. Which one? TWO reasons. 1) Photo and 2) Video Playback. Display.

(I wrote this super duper quickly, so there are some grammatical mistakes and run-ons.)
Which one should I get? 
The GoPro HERO 4 Silver Edition ($399)
The GoPro HERO 4 Black Edition ($499?)

ps. And it isn't about price.

TWO, just TWO reasons why I 

got the Silver Edition.

(ABOVE: SIDE BY SIDE. Kinda hard
to read, so I blew up the specs below.)



For me, it's a no brainer. The Silver Edition.

(Above: Click for more info.)


Why? With a display you can "frame," your shots with better accuracy that without a display. Without a display, you are basically shooting blind. You are guestimating. Sure, it can be fun, thrilling and exhilarating to 
"see" what you captured when you get home and upload your memory card, however, that is leaving your memories, your once-in-a-lifetime and precious moments up to chance and luck.
Plus, if you are professional or even if you are not, and want to capture something important to you, you don't want that anxiety and worry of "did I get the shot or not."

With a display you at least have the option of framing the photo by looking at the display or not. Without a display you only have one option.
Choices baby. Two choice are between than one.

This happens more so when doing "underwater" or "water" related photography. Why? Miniscule droplets of water on the lens. Sure, you think you got the shot, but, when you go home, you'll see it as bright as day. Smack in the middle of your image.....a water spot. Blurry and ugly.
Sure Photoshop can fix the image, but, wouldn't you rather get it right the first time.

This has happened to me, MANY times. I'd do a shoot in Santa Monica at Tower 26.
I "thought" that the lens was water droplet free, even after, spitting on the lens, and lo-and-behold, I'd get home, upload the photos, and BAM, 
a ruined photo.

A display can at least help solve that to some extent. N'est pas?

The GoPro HERO 4 Black Edition, doesn't have a display already attached to it. However, you can purchase one for an additional $79.99. Okay, so problem solved. But at $499 for just the Black Edition, plus an additional $79.99 for the display and then you're talking close to 6 bills with tax vs the $399 (plus tax) for the Silver Edition.


Sign me up.
You frame the photo.
No water droplets.
Everything looks good.
You go home. Hours later,
or days later after your trip to Europe or
after your Honeymoon, you upload the photos,
What? Blurry!!
Yes. You wobbled.
The person taking
the photo was hammered.
Camera shake.
Unsteady hand.
But, but, but......

With the "PLAYBACK" mode, 
you can check, right then and there,
if the photo is blurry or not.
Just like you would do when you take photos using your cell phone.
What would you do if your cell phone
didn't have a "Playback" or a "picture preview"
system?  What if every time you took a selfie,
you would have to go home, upload the photo,
then check to see if it "came out or not?"

Does the GoPro HERO4 Black 
have a photo and video playback? NOPE.
Check the specs below.

Does the GoPro HERO4 Silver 
have photo and video playback? Y'up.Check the specs below.

(Above: Nick Woodman, the CEO and
Founder of GoPro saying "GoShiggyGO" in the video above.  YAY!!!
It's just a couple of seconds.  Press PLAY.)

(Above: Another reason and awesome VIDEO as to 
why to get the SILVER.)

(Above: Yay!! This is my GoPro HERO4 Silver!!)

(Above: Click link to check this thing out meow)

Good luck with your decision.