Honolulu Stays Home at Night: A Photo Lightscape

By Jim Shimabukuro
Editor

In response to the growing threat of COVID-19, a stay-at-home order for Honolulu County went into effect on March 23 at the end of spring break. The order is in effect until April 30. (Update 4/26: The order has been extended to May 31.) These photos were taken at about 8:30 PM on Thursday, April 23.  All photos are high-res. Click them to enlarge.

This view is toward the South Shore (Waikiki). The Hawaii Convention Center is visible in the lower right quarter.

The order has changed the city’s nightscape, with apartment buildings lit up like never before. This view is toward the north, Punchbowl and the Koolaus beyond. The entire UH System has been shut down, and all classes have been moved online. Since all of my classes have been online for years, there was no transition for me and my students.

This building is about a block away. The Hawaii Convention Center is visible in the lower left. After a month of sheltering in place, residents cooped up in apartments are restless and anxiously awaiting the end of the stay-at-home order.

This building is relatively new. It’s on the eastern corner of the Ala Moana Shopping Center complex. The entire Center has been shut down.

This view is toward the west and downtown Honolulu. The buildings in the foreground are about a block away.

This view is toward the north. The closest building is about a block away.

This building is about a block west of my condo. All photos were shot with a Nikon D810 with a Tamron 85mm F1.8, at ISO 64, F8, 30 sec., on a tripod.

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