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Small slice of Hawai'i

  • Feb 1, 2012
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Ever since I had first visited Hawai'i I have been absolutely in love with those islands. Over the years this has grown into an overwhelming fondness for tropical islands in general, but Hawai'i will always have the place of privilege in my mind and heart.

My wife and I absolutely love to use the tropically themed calendars, and have been doing so for years. During the dark winter months in particular looking at the beautiful send and ocean can really uplift our spirits, however limitedly. This particular calendar is a very nice addition to our small tradition. The pictures are pretty nice and colorful, printed on a high-quality glossy paper. The names of the months are given in both English and Hawaiian, which can be another neat little way of imagining you being there.

I still have a few issues with this calendar. It is a bit smaller than the regular wall calendar, so if you tend to write extensively into the blank spaces on wall calendar you might be stifled a bit. The pictures are not accompanied with the location information - I'd really like to know where those gorgeous scenes are shot in case I am either familiar with them or would consider visiting them. Furthermore, the pictures, although very nicely done, suffer from the overeager post-production. I am not adverse to all the tricks of trade that professional photographers employ these days, but I prefer to see the pictures of nature as close to their natural state as possible. This is particularly the case with such God-given gorgeous places as Hawai'i.

Overall, I am pretty happy with this calendar, although it is not without a few shortcomings.

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Enjoy a taste of Aloha with this Hawaiian 12 Month Deluxe 11"x11" Wall Calendar - featuring the Photography of Michael and Monica Sweet. This calendar features a selection of twelve Hawaiian seascapes by the award winning team of Michael and Monica Sweet. Their photographic technique represents a fusion of Ansel Adams' classic "Zone System" and explorations in the new possibilities offered by the "digital darkroom". The results show expanded color gamuts and tonal ranges previously not achievable in the photographic medium. This twelve month calendar features spacious grids with Hawaiian, International Holidays, and Moon phases. Earth Friendly, printed with Soya-Based Inks on Chlorine Free, 100% Plantation-Grown Pulp Paper. Opens to 11" wide x 22" high!
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