Palm Trunks of the Rich and Famous

Maybe it’s a personal thing, but I really like these shots I took of the hotels in Waikiki.  They’re geometric and I like the simplicity, but they don’t scream Hawaii.  To make up for it, here’s this:

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Credit: Photographer: Ari Brown
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • Taken: 17 September, 2010
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

That is all.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

Waikiki Beach Skyline

Waikiki is the epitome of Hawaii 5-0-style Hawaii.  The beach culture of the mid 20th century might have evolved a bit between then and now, but the beach is the same.  They’re even bringing back the series, so nostalgia runs high.

I can appreciate the beach and strolling the sand, but the encroaching high-rise hotels, some of them dating back directly to those glory days, make for some of my favorite pictures.

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Credit: Photographer: Ari Brown
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • Taken: 17 September, 2010
  • Focal length: 32mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

Starting from the south (zoo, aquarium) end of the strip with Diamondhead at your back, the Aston Waikiki Beach is the first big hotel you see.  I love the scalloped balconies.

I got a bunch more.  Click for the jump.

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  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • Focal length: 32mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s