I liked the repetition of the yellow umbrellas & their contrast against the blue sky. The pink Spanish style hotel in the distance, behind the coconut trees, also caught my eye. Waikiki is one of the world's best known beach resorts.
"World-famous Waikiki was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Known in Hawaiian as "spouting waters," Waikiki was introduced to the world when its first hotel, the Moana Surfrider, was built on its shores in 1901.
Today, Waikiki is a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world. Along the main strip of Kalakaua Avenue you'll find world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, and hospitality.
At legendary Waikiki Beach, a statue of Hawaiian hero Duke Kahanamoku welcomes you with open arms. Regarded as the "Father of modern surfing," Duke grew up and surfed in Waikiki during the turn of the century. Discovered as a swimming sensation, the prodigious Duke won Olympic gold medals in the 100 meter freestyle in 1912 and 1920. The amiable Duke later went on to act in Hollywood and used his fame to spread the popularity of surfing and the spirit of aloha around the world.
From Hawaiian royalty to Hawaiian Regional Cuisine, Waikiki continues to be an evolving expression of the ancient spirit of aloha. On these famous shores, the past and the future are uniting in fresh and surprising ways."
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Muse (34942) 2009-10-29 4:22
Tu me donnes envie de soleil et de la plage!
Une jolie compo qui invite au farniente et de jolies couleurs.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-10-29 4:23
Luminous beach scene, but I'd prefer red umbrellas to all this yellow LOL ;-)
Have a nice day JY
Rafer (15983) 2009-10-29 5:44
Bonita y colorida imagen playera muy bien compuesta...saludos
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-10-29 5:52
Hi Chris: This is so well seen and captured. The swaying palms and beautiful like make excellent backdrop of the yellow umbrellas. Well done and best regards. Jusni
delkoo (68) 2009-10-29 7:06
You captured fantastic light in a really good composition. I am impressed by the details and colours of your photo
really good one
bema (26399) 2009-10-29 7:51
Hello Chris ,
beautiful colors on this legendary location..
looks real charming, good pov, fantastic colors and a great depth..
have a nice day, best regards Bernd
diomed (13926) 2009-10-29 8:37
spectacular view of this beach: amazing colors, excellent POV, tropical atmosphere.
danos (90982) 2009-10-29 9:01
what a nice place with the palm trees and the yellow umbrellas to contrast perfect with the blue of the sky.I had heard about this cosmopolitan place but its the first time that i see a photo from this.Well done.
saxo042 (37724) 2009-10-29 9:57
A very pleasant scene where I rather would be, now when autumn darkness spreads over Sweden... I like this diagonal type of composition with the yellow umbrellas work together with the green palms. Beautiful colour of the sea too!
gunbud (34066) 2009-10-29 10:02
Wonderful capture of this tropical paradise.
Love the swaying palm trees contrast with the blue sky.
The yellow really makes this sene pop.
Gerrit (51130) 2009-10-29 10:24
Great sky and beautiful composition.
Looks like a touristic place
JCG (35129) 2009-10-29 12:13
Whouaaa !!! A photograph which gives me desire for buying a plane ticket and to fly away tomorrow… But I fear that my boss says to me NOT !!! Superb seaside and of the colors which make dream. I like much, a true paradise on Earth, thank you Chris.
With all my friendships and with soon,
TopGeo (38216) 2009-10-29 12:31
Hi Chris! I praise you! Excellent prospective Magic place! Excellent FG with yellow umbrellas colours and trees A picture that gives a lot of splendid points with perfect BG ! I liked generally speaking your effort
JT50 (1491) 2009-10-29 13:23
Lovely scene with a relaxed mood.
All the colours here are marvelous.
Kind of matches with the surroundings.
lightsensor (757) 2009-10-29 14:07
beach moment at winter time! its not a joke in this paradise place! i feel the breeze from thees coconut trees and feeling hot from those people on the beach. nice composition to balance the "weight" left and right. even in a bright day, good contrast control. nice job!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-10-29 15:00
Good evening Chris,
This photograph made for one December is astonishing for an European. Shone upon, luminous, coloured, the image suggests the heat and the pleasure of the beach. Excellent composition, skilful of very quality. Cheer.
Have a good evening
pierrefonds (60948) 2009-10-29 15:22
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The palm trees are framing well the beach. The point of view takes my eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the composition. The yellow parasols are an extra to the composition. The quality of the light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. have a nice day.
adores (41548) 2009-10-29 16:30
Beautiful shot! I like the composition with the palm trees on right and the yellow sunshades on left - their shadows area good detail. Colours are excellent!
lucasgalodoido (21442) 2009-10-29 19:02
beautiful image of this beach, a good place to drink a cold beer!!! I like fo the satured colors of your picture too. Great job.
John_F_Kennedy (43505) 2009-10-30 1:39
a nice palce for relaxing. The lighting is great with excellent sharpness.
Juntas (7960) 2009-10-30 4:19
Hi Chris. The umbrellas make a very nice effect. Great composition with nice colors and good definition. The sky is wonderful. Good work. Have a nice week end. Paulo
Budapestman (82620) 2009-10-30 4:25
what a mood... what a lights, this is a beautiful photo of this exotic place with spectacular compsition and idyllic mood, the colours are amazing, picturesque view, indeed. Tfs! Have a nice day!
Cricri (111923) 2009-10-30 12:32
Yes un contraste des plus jolis et une lumière magnifique, un endroit de rêve pour moi :-)
Good week end
ilDottore (5252) 2009-10-31 11:13
Thank you for sharing the photo from this famous beach.
It looks very attractive, indeed, especially in the wonderful sunrays... perfect colours!