We see a lot of beach sunset pictures here at Hawaii Picture of the Day. This one stands out. The combination of framing, saturation, motion, and colors is fantastic.
Taken on the shores of Oahu, the longer shutter-speed gives us a sense of the waves while making the ocean appear to be painted rather than photographed. Lest we be fooled, the beach, trees, and mountains in the background are in sharp detail.
From sea to summit, and ocean to land, Oahu–and Hawaii in general–seems to reconnect us to our sense of awe and wonder for life.
From the Photographer:
“There’s a story behind the name, but I’m not ready to share that yet…”
Well, when you are ready we look forward to hearing the background to this watercolor-esque photo.