Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

Aloha Festivals rider representing Kauai

Purple has long been the color of royalty. But in the Aloha Festivals Parade, purple is the color representing the island of Kauai. I used Photoshop to transport this lovely Kauai princess and her horse from the patchy sunlight at Ala Moana Park on Oahu, where they waited their turn to enter the parade, to a waterfall-fed grotto on the North Shore.

The pa’u outfit was originally developed as a cover so that Hawaiian women could keep their clothes clean while riding to their destinations.


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15 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

  1. looks cool đŸ™‚


  2. LOVE purple… lol I actually happened to make vegan chicken wings, with cauliflower florettes with a 1-2inch stalk (perfect, like a drumstick) …have you seen purple cauliflower…not to get off your subject but they are the perfect shade of lavendar…and the recipe ROCKS!
    Side note..purple happens to be 1 of Clemsons colors…not to pull college football into this..but…
    LOVE purple


  3. I saw your link on Bucket List Publications and have added a link to your site on mine, too. Hope you stop by for a visit: http://theopensuitcase.wordpress.com/2012/08/01/this-ones-for-the-wanderers/


    • Yea for Bucket List Publications, and mahalo (thank you, in Hawaiian) for adding a link to my site. I went to yours, registered my like, and will definitely follow your lead and add a list of links as soon as I figure out how.


  4. Simply lovely!


  5. This is lovely and I look forwrad to more of your photo challenge shots. đŸ™‚


    • Thank you so much. Although I must admit, the next challenge—growth—has me stumped for the moment as I’m trying to think of something other than plants.


  6. Pingback: Pa’u Rider: Real Men Wear Lei (and so do their horses) | There & Back

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