Friday Photo: Painted Toes on a Lazy Hawaiian Beach
I love impressionist paintings. The idea of recording an impression through color, light, and brush strokes, rather than recording an exact replication of a particular scene is appealing to me.
With digital photography tools like Adobe’s Photoshop, we now have the ability to create our own impressions of a particular scene.
I shot this photograph in the very late afternoon on Hawaii, the Big Island, at the Four Seasons Hualalai.
The original was nice enough, but for me the impressionistic version was able to accomplish so much more.
I was able to significantly enhance the glow of the sun in the shade, and the lady’s painted toes relaxed on the beach seems to say it all. Furthermore, the hazy beach, rolling waves, and glow of the coming sunset brings further drama to the scene.
Don’t you find this photograph inviting? Wouldn’t you like to have your own covered chaise-lounge on this beach?