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Memories of Kauai

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 4 February 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Yesterday was our wedding anniversary. Several years ago, we spent our 25th anniversary on Kauai. This piece brings back wonderful memories.

NIKON D700 1/60 second F/5.0 ISO 1000 62 mm (35mm equiv.)

Hilde Morin from Portland, United States

Congratulations! Stands out nicely on the red/orange wood.

4 Feb 2010 5:24am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

you picked a beautiful sculpture to commemorate the special occasion.
of all the wonderful creatures that populate this planet, you found each other.
happy anniversary jack.

4 Feb 2010 5:49am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture and détails

4 Feb 2010 6:04am

Manola from Bassens, France

Yes, to remember itself good moments..

4 Feb 2010 6:26am

STEED from Gueret, France

Curious,but Nice...

4 Feb 2010 7:25am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Lovely mix of color, form and texture...just like marriage. Congratulations, Jack.

4 Feb 2010 7:58am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A picture perfect in its detail and accuracy of its forms! An exquisite object. A sculpture representing a picture of the seabed (?). A work of art for a sense 25th anniversary! Many kisses Jack!

4 Feb 2010 7:59am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

My kind of stuff. Congrats on your anniversary, too.

4 Feb 2010 8:20am

Richard Geven from Monterland, Netherlands

This is a nice colormix Jack. Nice and sharp.

4 Feb 2010 8:24am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Happy anniversary! I hope you've had a nice day. Great shot! I love the background.

4 Feb 2010 8:45am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Happy Anniversary, Jack. Beautiful sculpture to keep the wonderful memories...

4 Feb 2010 9:02am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Congratulations, John, happy anniversary and many more years of happiness.

4 Feb 2010 9:08am

Chris Giovannis from Sydney, Australia

Nice strong background and such lovely detail on subject

4 Feb 2010 9:09am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Happy anniversary! :) That is a beautiful souvenir :)

4 Feb 2010 9:21am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Congratulations Jack. The beauty of the emotional value of such a pice.

4 Feb 2010 10:07am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

happy anniversary beautiful photo love the background

4 Feb 2010 10:34am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Congratulations and an excellent documentary shot

4 Feb 2010 11:20am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Gosh, you're making me feel really old now, having been married 50 years. We too, went to HI for our 25th. :D
You brought back a beautiful piece to keep your memories alive.

4 Feb 2010 12:00pm

@Judy: All-together, I have over 50 years :))

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

That red is a good background to bring out the subject. Happy anniversary

4 Feb 2010 1:08pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

savant mélange du monde de la mer

4 Feb 2010 1:13pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Very awesome Jack!

4 Feb 2010 1:56pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Very nice statue, I like the details.

4 Feb 2010 2:08pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

Beautiful sculpture. I like how you presented it against the rich wood tones.
Happy Anniversary to you and Mrs.

4 Feb 2010 2:12pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Happy Anniversary Jack ! This is so lovely figure to remember your trip and celebration of 25th anniversary.
What kind of stone is that ?

4 Feb 2010 3:08pm

@MARIANA: Thank you. That is soap stone.

Mhélène from Paris, France

Beautiful colors !! A piece of memory ,happy anniversary !

4 Feb 2010 3:37pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Belated congratulations, Jack. Beautiful presentation on this image, and a wonderful significance and memory for you both.

4 Feb 2010 4:17pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A beautiful piece of art work with which to remember the fine 25th celebration and trip. I like the sharp detail and excellent color.

4 Feb 2010 4:27pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Yes, Jack, congratulations to you and your spouse. I love the sculpture/art above. I, too, have been to Kauai, and this is very memorable of the time there, under water. What a wonderful island. My favorite of all I've been too. Thanks for sharing.
I love how you shot this too, from the angle to the composition, placement of the art on the table. Lovely colored wood backdrop.

4 Feb 2010 4:29pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful keepsake. You did a fine job of shooting this. The richness and detail are perfect.

4 Feb 2010 4:32pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

many more to you and your wife Jack...any wild parties planned?...

4 Feb 2010 4:42pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Happy Anniversary!

4 Feb 2010 4:45pm

Jen from Bartlett, United States

What a neat piece to have. Nice choice on the background. It really makes the pic.

4 Feb 2010 5:47pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Bon Anniversaire. Bravo !...

4 Feb 2010 5:48pm

[email protected] from Paris, France

Happy anniversary & memories to both of you ! Time flies, we do too ;)

4 Feb 2010 5:57pm

Irene from France

Happy anniversary ! A lovely composition

4 Feb 2010 6:23pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

fantastic colors

4 Feb 2010 6:47pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A lovely piece that i would like to have because i have a big collection of turtles at home... 500 or so... :-)
Happy wedding anniversary !!

4 Feb 2010 7:19pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Congratulations for you and the Mrs.:-)
It's a nice gesture to post a picture of this very special piece for you two!
I wish you lots of happy years to come:-)

4 Feb 2010 7:30pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Congratulations and that is a fantastic piece of artwork - someone spent a lot of time working on those details of each sea creature! Great shot!

4 Feb 2010 7:36pm

rokhsana from tehran, Iran

what an interesting statue! of course full of sweet memories

4 Feb 2010 7:49pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Congratulations on your wedding anniversary - a wonderful celebration and great to have a special memory of previous anniversary celebrations.

4 Feb 2010 7:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very cool, Jack. My wife and I love Kauai. It's such a wonderful place.

4 Feb 2010 8:19pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

What is it?

4 Feb 2010 9:05pm

@Mohsen: It's a sculpture of sea life.

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Very interesting subject and background. These shots are hard to take. Great job.

4 Feb 2010 9:32pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful work of art, jack, bronze??

4 Feb 2010 9:35pm

@marc battault: I'm not certain.

Manel from Girona, Spain


4 Feb 2010 9:49pm

K.B.R from Switzerland


4 Feb 2010 9:55pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Nice object and red background. Congratulations for your 25th anniversary !

4 Feb 2010 11:42pm

@akarui: Thank you; actually our 25th was several years ago.

[email protected] - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Wow, this is an interesting piece! The only thing missing is some air bubbles! ;-) Congrats for your anniversary, we'll celebrate our 40th in the fall...

4 Feb 2010 11:44pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Congratulations! Really like this frame.

5 Feb 2010 12:33am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Happy Anniversary!!! We went to H. for our 25th, but number 40 is coming up. How can that be? ;-)

5 Feb 2010 12:48am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Happy Anniversary!! So how many was it???? Great shot....reminds me of the work that Wyland does......nothing better than sea life!! (although a guy here in south florida probably wouldn't agree with that, after being killed by a shark this morning......and they think it was a great white!!!)

5 Feb 2010 12:53am

@Susan: 32 yrs.

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

I hope you had a wonderful anniversary! This is an excellent memory in photo form and that is a really great sculpture.

5 Feb 2010 1:00am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

well happy anniversary! 25 years is great. nice statue there :)

5 Feb 2010 1:10am

@Charles Dastodd: Thank you. Our 25th was in 2003.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Happy belated 32nd anniversary! Glad that you were able to have an enjoyable time in Kuaui with lasting memories. And this sculpture helps keep those memories fresh in your mind.

5 Feb 2010 2:13am

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

Kauai, the garden island, is a wonderful place to be... Congratulations on your 32 yrs, Jack!! (we celebrate 30 this year) And that is one very beautiful memento of your trip and 25th.

5 Feb 2010 4:20am

Hiro from Kyoto, Afghanistan

Happy anniversary ! Nice sculpture, nice memory.

5 Feb 2010 1:45pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

Happy Anniversary! A wonderful keepsake.

5 Feb 2010 3:54pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran


5 Feb 2010 11:07pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

yeah, happy aniversary you 2 =)
nicely fvramned souvenir - the colour contrast is great!

6 Feb 2010 11:56am

Ajay from Pune, India

Belated congratulates, Jack.

7 Feb 2010 4:36am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Happy anniversary...nice art capture...

13 Feb 2010 5:58am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

fabulous detail and tones! the light is very well controlled

15 Feb 2010 7:01am