Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984) Fish pond at dawn near Kaunakakai, Molokai, 1958 Plate 17 from The Islands of Hawaii Gelatin silver print Collection First Hawaiian Bank ©2013 First Hawaiian Bank
We asked community members to tell us a little bit about why this particular image captivated them. Here are some of their responses…
“It is very simple and pure, caught my eye because it looks like a very quiet place and relaxing” – Blue N.
“There is an element of serenity present, as the calmness of the ocean often makes humans feel tranquil and at peace…but it is eerily so. From a cultural standpoint, I can’t help but feel that the emptiness of this image speaks of abandonment. Abandonment of place, practice, and the Hawaiian way of life. This image breaks me.” – Kaleo A.
“Its just like the morning at He`eia fishpond. quiet, still, possibilities of life not born but present” – Adam L.
“Its pretty and unique and the clouds look like they are moving.” – Soleil D.
“Only in Hawai`i can you get a photo like this. Beautiful, tranquil, spirituality” – Matt F.
“Very simply the base and spiritual essence of the land in hawaii is what makes the connection people have here limitless.” – Carly L.
“The jetty draws the eye into the picture. It is clean, elegant, and has great contrast.” –Tricia K.
“It makes me hungry. Give me fish!” – Kristin R.
How does this image captivate you? Did the artistic composition catch your eye? Do you have a personal connection to the subject? Join the conversation at firstname.lastname@example.org