Sunset at Coconut Grove


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The blog image today, is from the beach at coconut grove on the island of Molokai. As is often the case, when we arrived at the palm grove, (which is right in front of this beach) the conditions were not optimal. When I made my way to the beach, I quickly ran back to let the group know the water was still and encouraged them to explore there. The water is very shallow, making it easy and fun to walk out in it. Some decided to head home when it looked like there would not be color in the sunset sky. As is often the case, about 20 minutes after the sun set, a band of pink began to appear in the western sky. I ran for the boat scene and started doing a happy dance! I’d have done the hula, but I had not learned that yet! Needless to say, this is one of my favorite images from the Hawaii trip.


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  1. Lea Gallardo December 17, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    Really special!

    • JB December 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

      Thank you Lea

  2. jerry cohen December 17, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    Beautiful color!

    • JB December 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm #


  3. Stephan Dietrich December 17, 2014 at 10:57 am #

    Stunning! From the boat, to the pink lit sliver of a sky, to the clouds and to the rope ties… there is great movement and repetitive shapes taking back-and-forth through the image… A visual hula of an image JB!

    • JB December 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

      Thank you Stephan.

  4. Scott O December 17, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    Note to self…if John stays, I stay! This is a terrific image, but the thought of you trying to hula will stay with me awhile! Thanks for sharing this one.

    • JB December 17, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

      Stay! I’m with you on the Hula!

  5. Dennis December 17, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    John, a really wonderful image. If i recall, I believe you had this perseverance and success before. It paid off to hang in there on the waning light. Like Yogi Berra said “it ain’t over till it’s over.”

    • JB December 17, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

      You recall correctly Dennis. I actually learned my lesson! 🙂

  6. Joan Herwig December 17, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    John, this image is spectacular in it’s elegant simplicity!

    • JB December 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

      Thank you Joan.

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