Poolside At Big Island’s Fairmont Orchid

Poolside, Big Island

One morning I was up early enough to try and get some shots of an empty swimming pool at the Fairmont Orchid on Big Island. It’s not often you see these places empty during the day, so I took my chance and did a full circuit around the water’s edge.

You’ll probably be unsurprised to hear that I’m not the kind of traveller who likes to spend their day sitting by the pool engrossed in a good novel. I find photography pretty relaxing for the most part, and when I need a break I’d rather find a beach and just listen to the ocean. While doing my utmost to remain out of the sun!

I wanted to try and evoke that classic Hawaiian postcard feeling with this shot. I boosted the temperature way up to around 13,000 for the entire image to get the yellow tint, and then played around with the hue, saturation and luminance of blue to get the colour I was after in the sky.

11 thoughts on “Poolside At Big Island’s Fairmont Orchid

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Sue, it’s the first time I’ve processed an image in this way and I quite like it! Glad you’re on board πŸ™‚

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Judie, I think it’s important to be true to yourself in photography. As with any other art form is it self expression in its purist form!

      Reply

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