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Jade color

Kayaks on the beach in Hawaii
A sign in Hawi, Hawaii

This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Monthly Color Challenge: Jade.’ See more responses here. I think these photos are in the ballpark.

At the top is a selection of colorful kayaks available for rent on the beach at ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay. The one on the left looks jade to me, maybe a couple of others, too.

The middle photo is a sign at a business in Hawi.

Finally, this building in Kapaau, housing L&L Hawaiian Barbecue and other businesses, has some jade as well as a multitude of other colors.

L&L BBQ building in Kapaau, Hawaii

That’s not me in the photos

A couple performs on the beach at sunset in Hawaii
A couple performs on the beach at sunset in Hawaii
A couple performs on the beach at sunset in Hawaii

I don’t often take photos of people, but this couple, on the shore at ʻAnaehoʻomalu Bay, caught my eye, as they did of pretty much everyone else at the beach at that time. It would have been hard to miss them.

They started out on the end of a rock wall that juts out from the beach, putting them squarely in everyone’s line of sight. Then, after I’d moved on, they moved on too and ended up squarely in my photos of the actual sunset.

The reason for their odd behavior can be seen in the photos – that little tripod with the camera on top. They were videoing themselves, of course. They’re probably highly paid influencers, social media stars, or well known edgy artists. I don’t know, being ignorant of all those things, but since they were performing on a public beach, I had no qualms about taking photos. I wish them well and I was smiling through the the whole thing. I noticed other people were, too.

If these had been photos of me and my wife, you would know that we are very close to the end of times. It’s hard for me to imagine a less likely scenario. Which is probably why I labeled the photos ‘Sunset poser couple.”

Posted in response to this month’s Becky’s Squares challenge theme of ‘Odd.’ See more responses here.