Perhaps the best known beach in the world, Waikiki was the favorite playground of Hawaiian royalty in the 19th century. At the time, Waikiki was an area of wetlands fed by streams from the valleys above Honolulu. That all changed in the 1920s when the government decided to build what would become the Ala Wai Canal, which would drain the wetlands and pave the way for later development.
These days, this 1.5 mile stretch of white sand beach is the nucleus of Hawaii's tourist industry, packed full of high-rise hotels that promise to treat you like a king, some of which may also require a king's ransom for admission. Often criticized for its concrete-jungle appearance, Waikiki has undergone a recent face lift to give it a more "Hawaiian sense of place."
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dip (23890) 2009-03-23 1:18
beautiful composition of the famous beach,I like the placement of the boat and the framing,
nice colors and light too,
besnard (56794) 2009-03-23 1:26
Honolulu un nom qui fait réver. Une belle image estivale et un format bien choisi pour mettre en valeur ce joli bâteau.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
snunney (103197) 2009-03-23 1:58
Memories of Hawaii Five-O and Jack Lord come flooding back! A great composition of this colourful catamaran under a pleasing soft light. Lovely soft colours and good clarity.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-03-23 2:01
For sure, a lovely place this one should be.
Nice boat and background!
Budapestman (82620) 2009-03-23 2:27
Splendid mood of this beach with attractive vertical composition and vivid colours. Beautiful sunny image. Have a nice day!
pierrefonds (68837) 2009-03-23 4:50
The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The prsence of the people has an effect of scale. The point of view takes our eys toward the hotels and Diamond head in the background which is giving depth to the photo. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (75660) 2009-03-23 4:52
Hi Chris !
Great composition with the focus on the boat surrounded by the eye-catching beach of Waikiki, that's beautiful though modern!
As a matter of fact, putting together nature and modern life sometimes works perfectly, not only in pictures!
TFS - Congratulations!
Wahclellaspirit (4093) 2009-03-23 9:13
I think this image is one of your best! The photo shows every aspect of what one thinks of Hawaii, the surf, the beach, the high rises, the catamaran, and the beaurtiful mount in the rear. A perfect capture with this scenic, tourism image.
danos (100786) 2009-03-23 11:45
really a well Worldwide known place with superb beauty and relaxing resources.Nice the presence of the yellow shipping boat with its sail to outline against the blue sky.Well done.
Silvio1953 (148375) 2009-03-23 14:09
Ciao Chris, wonderful colors, splendid seaview with beautiful boat, very well done, ciao Silvio
gilou530 (34) 2009-03-23 14:10
ce bateau jaune flashe bien dans ce cadrage au ciel bleu, un paysage qui donne envie de vacances
BelCan75 (2201) 2009-03-23 21:25
This is a wonderful shot of this beautiful beach. Great POV with wonderful colours, light and details. I really like the contrast between the yellow of the boat and the blue sky. Great work!
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-03-24 1:04
This is just beautiful. So sharp with fine details. I have been trying to get good sky saturation with film but of little success so far. TFS and best regards.
Cricri (122455) 2009-03-24 2:33
Une plage qui donne envie de vacances, j'aime beaucoup le jaune du bateau avec le bleu du ciel, en arrière plan intéressant avec les buildings et les montagnes, très jolie
Good day for you
gunbud (34066) 2009-03-24 18:16
The tightly cropped vertical format takes full advantage of the wonderful blend of the tall yellow mast against the lovely blue sky.
Very clear color and wonderful sharpness to this island paradise image.
marietom (34609) 2009-03-25 12:44
Jolies couleurs sur ce beau bateau. C'est une belle image.
Emile (20352) 2009-03-25 13:35
Nice view of the yellow catamaran creating a good color contrast with the blue sky, the sea and the green mountain. Your POV is good and also your composition. Beautiful sunny day.
JCG (35129) 2009-03-27 3:20
Honolulu, what beautiful place for a docking... Nice picture that I love the harmony of colors and good light. The background is a dream... Thank you Chris.
With all my friendships and soon
mumek (20202) 2009-03-30 1:54
Good morning Chris!
Very nice capture of the catamaran near sandy beach. Ecxcellent quality of the picture, great natural colours, great contrast between yellow mast and blue sky. Thanks for interesting and informative note.
Prisley (1485) 2009-07-28 15:01
I really think you found the right POV to take this one and make it interesting, first for the boat and then for the background. Good framing and appealing colors & light. Maybe too reddish but still very eye catching. congratulations for having shared here one of the most beautiful pic of Honolulu!