Some silhouetted coconut palms, against a tropical sunset, at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. There is crowd gathering, to listen to a free outdoor guitar concert.
"The name 'Waikiki', means 'spouting fresh water', in Hawaiian, for springs and streams that fed wetlands that once separated Waikiki from the interior. Waikiki has long been a place of relaxation. In particular, the area was a retreat for Hawaiian royalty in the 1800s.
Today the neighborhood and beach are considered the center of the tourist industry in Hawaii, with an abundance of both high-rise resort hotels...and historic hotels, dating back to the early 20th century."
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gracious (20025) 2009-01-21 0:55
Beautiful sunset shot with excellent silhouette of palms and the crowd!
good depth and good colour on the sunset
many thanks for the sharing
dip (23528) 2009-01-21 0:58
beautiful scene with the silhouettes of the people and the palms,great contrast and nice light,
well captured and composed,
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-01-21 1:06
Hello Chris! Amazing scene. Wonderful trees. Good capture. Nice light and shadow. Good shot. Well done!
saylan-cb (12738) 2009-01-21 2:32
Superb silhouettes!Great atmosphere a beautiful coours and very nice capture.
papagolf21 (83486) 2009-01-21 3:03
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Rien que le nom "Waikiki" fait rêver ! merci, Chris, de nous transporter dans des lieux exotiques en pleine période hivernale, cela fait chaud au coeur !
Un très bon moment de plaisir !
sacavem (18610) 2009-01-21 3:22
Great composition and POV. Excellent colour with a fantastic backlighting, and contrast.
Nicou (117324) 2009-01-21 4:14
Ces palmiers qui se détachent dans ce mangigique ciel sont fantastique, qulle belle image, ce nuages colorés en fond sont fabuleux.
Bravo et amitié
patdeph (35748) 2009-01-21 4:53
the sunset sky has wonderful colours and I like very much the people and the palmtrees standing out in black silhouettes!I like very much thids kind of photo!Very well done!
trekks (14348) 2009-01-21 5:25
At 1st I was thinking the crowd is there to appreciate the sunset. For a place like Waikiki, I suppose sunset is very common to local people and the music may be more soul soothing.
Very nicely captured mood of the evening with the palm silhouettes. I made a stopover at Honolulu years ago on my way to LA. It was a terrific place.
snunney (79973) 2009-01-21 6:50
A great atmosphere to this interesting composition. An interesting set of silhouettes under the palm trees against that beautiful pink/blue sky. Looks set for a pleasant evening in more ways than one :-)
Emile (20350) 2009-01-21 10:12
Wonderful sunset shot with the beautiful sky colors and the magnificent silhouette. Looks like they are having fun under the coconut palms and the amazing view of the sunset.
gildasjan (41108) 2009-01-21 12:10
Une scène en ombre chinoise avec un arrière plan somptueux par les couleurs de ce ciel.
Bonne journée ou nuit
axiotea (21649) 2009-01-21 22:58
I would not mind to listen a guitar concert under the palm trees and by the sea! Here the sunset colors make for a nice BG on which the silhouetted palms and people stand out well.
hay_kes (30436) 2009-01-21 23:35
Wooww!What a superb sunset shot vith superb silhouettes.TFS.
pierrefonds (55272) 2009-02-03 4:08
The presence of the people on the beach has an effect of scale. The sunset is giving nice colors to the sky, the sea and a set of shadows to the rest of the photo. The point of view takes our eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the photo. The scenery is giving a sensation of senerity. Have a nice day.