Palm Trees At Waikoloa

Palm Trees At Waikoloa

One early morning we took a beautiful walk along the Big Island coast near Waikoloa, admiring the palm trees as we went. Wandering south from the Fairmont Orchid hotel there were so many small bays, some sandy and some full of lava rocks. It was the perfect place for a relaxing stroll in the relative cool at the beginning of the day.

I’m not sure why, but these trees are just so pleasing in photographs! Perhaps it’s because they just look so clean, with the slim narrow trunk leading up to such well defined leaves at the top. I don’t know! It’s not often you find trees that look so great as the single focus point of a photo, but I think the palm tree really pulls it off.

I used my Lightroom preset ‘Summer Sky’ on this shot, which I’ve been using a lot recently in photos where the sun is shining and the sky is just a plain blue. It just looks really boring without any clouds! Playing with the colour a little seems to make a big difference.

I’m thinking of putting some of my presets into a bundle and selling them online for a small fee. Would you be interested in that? I think I’ll try to sort something out over the next few weeks but I have no idea where to start!


8 thoughts on “Palm Trees At Waikoloa

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Jude! I think every palm tree I saw would have looked great in a photo, the morning light here was an added bonus 🙂

  1. Stacy P. Fischer

    There’s something so magical about Palm trees – perhaps it’s because of the places they are located! Love the zen-like feel of this shot, and as you mentioned your sunny skies pre-set, I was wondering what that was. So offer up a bundle. I’d be interested 🙂

    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Stacy. I’m still looking into options for a bundle but that’s great to know you’re interested! 🙂 I agree, I think it’s because they evoke such a strong sense of being on vacation and relaxing. But perhaps if you live in a place with Palm trees they are pretty boring to look at!

  2. affreux973

    It remainds me of a beach of Cayenne, in French Guyana. In a small part of it, there’s the same curtain of plam trees ; but the water isn’t blue at all.


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