This photograph was taken a while ago whilst on Holidays in Hawaii. Honolulu is the largest city on the Hawaiian islands with a population just under 1 million. Personally i didn't connect with the city of Honolulu or the Island of Oahu. It was over run with tourists, poor over priced restaurants and crowed tourist attractions.
The second week i spent on the island of Kauai and had the opposite experience. Quiet, peaceful, friendly people and amazing scenery combined with an ideal tropical climate made for paradise. I hope to dig out the archives some more photos from this amazing island as i couldn't of had two more contrasting travel experiences.
The photograph in question was taken along the picturesque waterfront of the tourist precinct of Honolulu with the sky rise hotels dotting the background.
This photo was processed using Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the Nik Software Viveza Plugin filter to help enhance the contrast between the sky and the clouds without the use of a polarizing filter.
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This image is by no-means my favourite image but to this day it intrigues me. A cliche sunset silhouette yes. But where does the lone palm branch come from?
While I'm here, my thoughts on Hawaii. Incredible...if you get out of Honalulu. Honalulu represents everything i despise in a holiday. An overcrowded touristy concrete Metropolis with poluted, crowded beaches full of people that can't swim. And don't get me started on the food. It is near impossible to find a decent meal that doesn't contain my yearly fat content in one meal.
Elsewhere, incredible scenery, culture, people, surf and climate. Fortunately i managed to spend a week on the island of Kauai which was amazing. Remote, small, incredibly scenic, i only wish i had skipped Oahu completely to spend more time here. I will get round to posting more photos when i get the chance.
It reminds me a lot of Margaret River region down south yet with a tropical climate all year round! The older i get the more i realise I need the warmer climate to feel alive.
Does anyone else have one place that represents a place that they love and hate at the same time?
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.