On a cold winter's day, I'm sure many people will appreciate the warm sunny skies, & beaches, of Waikiki in Hawaii.Ive dodged a shadow in the bottom right corner. The water colour is natural & caused by offshore coral reefs & the bright warm sunshine.
"One of the best known beaches 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. Although it is often criticized for its concrete-jungle appearance, large crowds, and touristy feel, there is a lot to enjoy here and you can still find a quiet spot if you know where to look."
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mauro61 (52623) 2010-02-20 0:41
una bella spiaggia a pochissimi metri dallla città...
Belli i colori di una scena gradevolmente animata,
besnard (53537) 2010-02-20 0:49
Un cliché clair et lumineux de cette plage de rêve bordée d'une végétation exotique et des immeubles qui ne jurent pas dans le décor.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
papagolf21 (86186) 2010-02-20 0:51
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Difficile de ne pas apprécier cette image qui rappelle les vacances et les joies de l'été (par chez nous) !
Cela fait du bien de revoir le soleil et les joies de la plage et de la mer couleur pierre précieuse.
Une photo qui fait rêver.
nszeretlek (1199) 2010-02-20 1:02
A great pity those horrendous buildings so close to the sea ...Let´s imagine that beach with more palm trees as bg supplanting the evidence of urban debauchery ...nice weekend
jhm (139236) 2010-02-20 1:17
This is real a wonderful summer sight with the curve of the beach.
Also the a lot skyscrapers together the green trees are attractive for look at.
Excellent composition and good presentation. TFS.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ymrk (14955) 2010-02-20 1:59
So enjoying moment under the water!the modern builds and natural facial expressions of people are with together!
npecanhuk (65530) 2010-02-20 2:32
That must be one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world! A place I really want to visit someday!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors and composition are all excellent here!
TFS - congratulations!
Atousa (7131) 2010-02-20 2:47
Very beautiful beach n you captured it very well in a great composition, colors n quality.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
asajernigan (21152) 2010-02-20 3:04
This is a great summer shot to warm up the cold winter days. Your composition is fine here using the curving beach to lead the eye into the shot. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-02-20 3:47
Nice curvy beach perspective, looks like a nice sand beach but apparently not many people at this time of the year
have a nice day JY
pierrefonds (57003) 2010-02-20 5:00
The curve of the beach is an asset to the composition. The presence of the people is showing the activities at the beach. The palm trees are framing well the beach. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the highrise buildings. The quality of the light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Yes it is a nice tropical scenery to enjoy compared to the light falling in my area. Have a nice day.
JCG (35129) 2010-02-20 5:50
Privileged and appreciable moment at that time of the year, not many people on these beaches of dream and in water. A beautiful photograph which gives desire for taking the plane !!! Good colors especially that of the sea and a pleasant light, thank you Chris.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
Nicou (122040) 2010-02-20 6:24
encor une merveilleuse iamge d'été, ce beau rond sur la plage, avec le bâtimetn enj fond et la végétation superbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
TopGeo (38202) 2010-02-20 10:23
Hi Chris! A great contrast and the first level of BG!
a beautiful tourist photo with summer atmosphere and spectacular composition a nice time and good position in context and detail areas with buildings and the fantastic colors of the water! !
gilou530 (34) 2010-02-20 11:07
salut chrisune image qui a beaucoup de contraste dans les couleurs, un POV bien choisi et une netteté nickel
Cricri (106327) 2010-02-20 11:13
Quel bonheur cette eau turquoise qui fait oublier qu'on est si près des buildings, très belle lumière et courbe de la plage
Très belle soirée
jurek1951 (42156) 2010-02-20 23:50
this is a fantastic landscap photo. the color and the composition of the picture was successfull.
sacavem (18610) 2010-02-21 3:27
Honolulu is a word that sounds good in Portuguese.But it is a beautiful paradise and far.Lucky you to know.
Good POV, colours.TFS
Graal (97487) 2010-02-22 23:54
beautiful Hawaii. Great beach and place for tourists. Well composed image. I like it.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-02-23 3:41
What colours, what pleasant place...
Today, we don't have sun in Lisbon and the temperature is 16 degrees
Excellent POv and details