Starlit Palm Tree in stock 16"x24" Aluminum Print
A Coconut Palm Tree stands illuminated against an incredible backdrop of stars with Cook Pines reaching
high into the night’s sky near Spaulding Monument in Kealia. The ahupua’a (cultural region) of Kealia on
Kauai’s east side, was once a thriving community and home to the Kealia Sugar Plantation, owned by
Col. Zephaniah Spalding for whom the Monument was built. This image was shot during a late night
adventure using a technique called “painting light” to highlight the palm tree during a long exposure
with the intention of capturing the starry sky.