Archive for the ‘Palm Tree’ Category

Speaking of Palms – Coco Palms

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Coco Palms Resort, scene of Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii, was once the premier resort on Kauai. In 1992 hurricane Iniki devastated it and it has never been rebuilt. On Christmas Day we decided to have a visit but the hotel itself is fenced off and was only visible from the road. Difficult to get good images. But the resort sits on a coconut grove that was planted in 1896 and still survives, although it is in pretty rough shape. Wanted to make these images look more like a painting that a photograph so took some liberties – with exposure and processing. Here are the results.

A Few More Ways of Looking At A Palm Tree

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Last year I started work on a project called 13 Ways of Looking At a Palm Tree. Seems I’m still working. Here are the latest candidates for the final sort.

Aloha From Kauai

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Last week I was in Kauai. Each morning I took a walk and tried to capture something new. Here are a couple from the week.

This next is a picture of ironwood trees that have been shaped by the wind. Their purpose is to serve as a wind barrier and to prevent soil erosion.

On the morning I left we had rain followed by – what else – rainbows. The following was taken with my iphone. No processing.

13 Ways of Looking at a Palm Tree

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

More and more I am moving toward what I think of as dreamscapes, images that contain some mystery or ambiguity. Something that will help the viewer to see the object or scene in a different way. Sometimes that means changing perspective; other times it means using a different technique. So, I set for myself a mini-project: 13 ways of looking at a palm tree. I would love to know which of these images you like; which, not so much. So, without further ado here they are.