Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Palm Tree Cloud

Palm Tree and Cloud, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok
(Velvia slide film. Click on image for larger view)


Palm tree fronds wave against an azure sky in this image from the Spoleto Festival USA ticket brochure. Although this picture may suggest a tropical island setting with visions of white sandy beaches, grass huts and coconuts, it's not...  Charleston has more of a semi-tropical coastal climate. There are tan sandy beaches, but no grass huts or coconuts that I know about.

23 comments:

  1. nice combination of blue and greens, very well composed

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  2. I wonder what it would look like in - 10°C with snow! :-)

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  3. splendid vivid and aggressives colors, love integration with different livels

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  4. The pohoto definitly suggests sea and sand! The yello shadows add to the effect.

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  5. Such gorgeous colors, just what I needed to see on this grey colorless day.

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  6. Beautiful deep blue sky and palm trees.

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  7. Charleston is beginning to look like Kota Tinggi now. ;)
    Next, perhaps a durian tree?

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  8. Wonderful color and balance between the tree and the cloud.

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  9. vedere questa palma mi ricorda il mio recente viaggio alle maldive e mi viene voglia d'estate,specialmente in questi giorni che il freddo polare sta investendo l'italia!!

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  10. Very cool shot!
    Great blue sky!
    Many greetings from Switzerland
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  11. Brilliant light and colors in this shot Doug!

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  12. Wonderful color and frame. I´d like to be in Charleston.

    Regards.

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  13. Go ahead. Rub it in my face... I can take it.

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  14. Beautiful tropical feel--gorgeous colors Doug! I checked out the Spoleto Festival USA website. You're everywhere my friend; what a gorgeous spread.

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  15. i wish i lived in a place with semi-tropical sandy beach...

    maybe in my next ife :)

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  16. Here too the colors are beautiful in a beautiful deep blue sky

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  17. There's a feeling of warm weather in your picture. Nicely done again.
    Have a nice day.

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  18. i just long for the beach when i see this.. :) great catch!

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