Speaking of Palms – Coco Palms

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.

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