Bricks and Palm

Bricks and Palm - Honolulu, Hawaii

Bricks and Palm – Honolulu, Hawaii

I seem to have a fascination with palm trees and architecture. I’ve talked about this combination a couple of times in this Hawaii series. The previous examples, however, paired the palms with modern architecture. This combo with an old brick building looks somewhat odd to me.

When I see rich red bricks like these, I think Boston or Philadelphia. In the colonial cities, bricks were the materials of choice in the center of cities. Of course, you don’t see much, if any, palm trees in those cold northern cities. I suppose colonial Charleston and Savanah have brick buildings too. Maybe those warmer cities have palms.

Regardless, this graphic combination of red, green, and blue attracted my attention. I made several compositions with two different cameras, settling on this image. I like the balance between the building, palm, and umbrellas — achieving inner compositional peace.

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