26"H x 72"W          Acrylic on canvas          Artist's Collection            I   

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The curving shoreline and jungled mountains that ring Hanalei Bay on the island of Kauai make a backdrop of peerless beauty. The elegant old pier that adorns the bay adds to the picturesque quality, providing romantic morning and evening silhouettes and a scenic avenue for strollers at any time of day.  I like it best, though, as a platform for jumping into the tropical waters.  It's kind of a tradition in my family that we do a synchronized "group launch" off the pier.  My wife, Martha, makes a practice of photographing that event. This is based on one of those photos.