Kohala sunset by Linda Sparks

The west coast of the “Big Island” of Hawaii, where most of the resorts are located is known as the Kohala coast. It’s famous for its sunsets, but that doesn’t mean you’ll always see a good one. I took this shot on our last evening while we sat in the outdoor lounge waiting for the shuttle to the airport. Yep, me hanging off the rail again trying to get just the right palms in front of the very painterly sunset. Pretty much straight from the camera with some sharpening.

Panasonic Lumix FZ200 24x

Featured in Hawaiian Beauty 5/10/14
Featured in Retired and Happy 11/12/12
Featured in Colourists 11/3/12
Featured in The Tropical Zone 10/31/12
Featured in The Addicted Photographer 10/30/12

After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasover 2 years ago

    Beautiful! Great photo!

  • Thanks. If they happen, and you’re there, you just keep snapping.

    – Linda Sparks

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Thanks much

    – Linda Sparks

  • Thanks so much. Guess it was worth hanging over the balcony.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaover 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much for the feature of my last ditch sunset. Proof that luck is a big part of hobby photography.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012over 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Linda
    Love Colleen2012

  • Thanks so much. Love the baby bichon icon—I have two of the little whirling dervishes myself.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Evita
    Evitaover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work !!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    The Tropical Zone – FEATURES – October 31st 2012

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Linda, congratulations on your feature in The Tropical Zone !

  • Thanks for the support.

    – Linda Sparks

  • GemmaWiseman
    GemmaWisemanover 2 years ago

  • Yipee!! Thanks for the feature.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Tammera
    Tammeraover 2 years ago


  • Thanks for the feature. Always brightens my day.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Forget-me-not
    Forget-me-notover 2 years ago

    very tropical sunset!! Looks great Linda

  • loiteke
    loiteke11 months ago

  • Many thanks for the feature.

    – Linda Sparks

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