<< Previous Next >>

Waikiki Sunset II

Waikiki Sunset II
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-17 1:05
Viewed: 1556
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A gorgeous tropical sunset from Waikiki Beach in Honolulu.

"Waikīkī or Waikiki (pronounced /waɪkiːˈkiː/ in English and [vɐiˈkiːˈkiː] or [wɐiˈkiːˈkiː] in Hawaiian) is a neighborhood of Honolulu, in the City & County of Honolulu, on the south shore of the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Waikiki Beach is the shoreline fronting Waikiki.The neighborhood extends from the Ala Wai Canal (a channel dug to drain former wetlands) on the west and north, to Diamond Head (Lēʻahi) on the east. The name 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 (including the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the Halekulani hotel, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, and the Sheraton Waikiki) and historic hotels dating back to the early 20th century (such as the Moana Surfrider Hotel and the Royal Hawaiian Hotel)."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waikiki

piccolina, dunav1, fazendeiro, szekelykristof, Royaldevon, KongKing, machinelove, s_a_s_h_a, harpya, milas, Longroute, lilimih33, gnada, boomcat, bucanas, mvdisco, mbrito, MLINES, pierrefonds, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekLens members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekLens members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hi Chris,

you have captured an idyllic scene for this post. Wonderful light and colours. Well composed, the people on the beach adds a little life to the scene.

Have a nice day,


Hi Chris
Wonderful capture and sunset
Amazing light and colors
Great silhouettes
Have a nice days

Hi Chris,
Perfect composition the silhouettes here are standing out very well. Funny to see althose people enjoying the evening. Like those bships in the distance. One nit-pick though, the lamp in the middle, I would have cloned that away. Anyway a fine picture.

  • Great 
  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-03-17 1:11]

nice shot
good impressive
sharp shot
good lighting
well done

Hello Chris! Wonderful light and shadow, perfect contrast. Original composition and mysterious effect. Good luck!

Hi Chris,
This is lovely image and composition!with beautiful colors..Nice sharpness and great mood of sky.nice presentation...
Well done
Best regards!
Bob Dylan :)

Hi Chris

Amazing sunset shot. Wonderful colours and great silhouete effect.
Thanks for the note.

Have a nice day!

José Diogo

Great colors, contrast and & presentation.
Well done


Hi Chris,
Just an awsome capture of Waikiki Beach, very fine mood of a warm summer evening. Teh soft tones are excellent such as the exposition of the palm trees in the foreground. Great job, TFS!

Hello Chris,

A romantic Hawaiian scene. I can almost hear the characteristic music in the b/g.
Your use of the silhoutted trees and people, set against the sunsetting sky and twinkling sea, creates the mood beautifully.
I think a cloning of the large lamp? would make this perfect.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Can't wait for another vacation. Good catch and the note was very useufl!

  • Great 
  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-03-17 5:09]


Merveilleuse vue, ces couleurs sont grandiose, au-travers des palmier avec ce ciel et les formes de nuages, de toute beauté.

Bravo et amitié


Gorgeous set of silhouettes against this superb sunset Chris.
Wow, this is a great magazine quality travel shot.
The mix of warm and cool colors in the sky is dazzling.
Well captured my friend.
- Vincent

Hi Chris,
What an amazing sunset vith superb colours, light and silhouettes..TFS.


Hi Chris,
There are amazing sunset and rerfect composition on the shot. The silhouettes of palm and people here are standing out very well.
Anyway a excellent shot.

Best regards,

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-03-17 6:52]

Wonderful scene !


Ciao Chris

Tell me, Paradise is here!
Strong colors and an eye-catching composition!
Good color palette, nice contrasts ...
I love your horizon ...
Attractive effect!



Ciao Chris, fascinating sunset with wonderful silhouettes of great palms, great atmosphere and beautiful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

  • Great 
  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-03-17 7:35]

Hi Chris,
Oh, how I would like to be there!
Superb blue/green color on the sea. The dark silhouettes in foreground gives a great depth at the scene and enhance the gorgeous colors on the sky and sea. Very nicely composed! Bravo! Annie

Place to be, Chris.!
Fine looking sunset at this famous place.
Cheers from Jan

  • Great 
  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-03-17 9:04]

Selam dear Chris...
nice shot and pov...A superb colors and comp...selamlar

hello chris!
i like this sunset and great silhouettes, very nice!

Hello Chris,

I found you here too! (by chance)
This is really a typical tropical sunset, so charming and dreamlike, just what everyone of us dream of when we think f those Pacific Islands. The silhuettes of the palm trees are so well defined and give to the whole scene its best flavour.
I like also that lovely sailing boat that stands out of that gorgiou sky. I wish I was there!
Best regards,

  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-03-17 12:14]

Hi Chris!
Wonderful light and sunset colours,idyllic scene with nice silhouettes,fine picture!
Compliments and TFS

Hello Chris!
Lovely sunset, beautiful sky, nice point of view!
Good sharpness! Wonderful place!
Best regards!

PS - I have an WS for your Cathedral. ;)

Wonderful sunset, Chris! Rich composition
with beautiful silhouettes and details.
Well done job. Congratulations, mate!

Warm regards,

  • Great 
  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-03-18 5:56]

Hi Chris...

Wonderful capture of "Waikiki Sunset II"...
Lovely sundown - nice PP work, beautiful colors!
It's a great job!

very lovely.. i thought this view look like our Likas Coastal.. beautiful capture at this hour, Chris.. good one..

regards, terry

Helo Chris
Planet of Hawaii
Excellent sunset shot thry this palms trees
Great job

Hi Chris,
Interesting and beautiful capture.
Best regards,

Hi Chris,
Amazing and wanderful sunset , great POV. and DoF.,
lovely warm colors and details, nice perpective and silhouettes,
very, very beautiful.
all my compliments

  • Great 
  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-03-20 11:13]

Hello Chris,
This silhuets capture is amazing; very well captured and composed, with superb dark tones, vivid colours, and a fantastic light.
Excelent photo and a great moody work.
Congrats, mb

  • Great 
  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-03-20 16:30]

Hi Chris, You capture the ambiance of this beach scene well. Can almost feel the breeze and smell the sea air. A very fine photo. TFS. Murray.

Hi Chris,

The presence of the people on the beach has an effect of scale. The point of view takes our eyes toward the horizon which is giving depth to the scenery. The sunset is ging nice colors to the sky, to the ocean and putting in the shadow the palm trees. Have a nice day.


Hi Chris.

Indah sekali !!!!
What makes it more beautiful is the way you handled film so well which is a lot tougher than digital. Beautiful glow in the sky with the tall swaying palms making out excellent silhouettes for the fg.

TFS and best regards,

Hello Chris.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose luis.

Calibration Check