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Beyond The Rendezvous ~ St. Lucia
Signed Kirk Elliott Prints
Beyond the Rendezvous is another image I created on Vigie Beach. Its title can be taken both literally and figuratively, which adds a fun twist to the image.
The Rendezvous hotel sits to the left of the distant palms in the image and it’s the only hotel on the entire Vigie Beach. Now you may have noticed that in the story of “Sunset on Vigie Beach” I explain that this strip of beach is likely to remain without further development for a while due to the presence of the cemetery and the airport. Well, the Rendezvous is just beyond them both and the resort has been there for so long that it is literally entrenched in the fabric of the beach.
So that’s the literal side of the Rendezvous story. However, if you let your imagination run wild for a moment you can imagine all other sorts of rendezvous occurring on this beach at all hours of the day – and in the evenings too!
When I go walking along this beach in the mornings this area of the beach with its line of palms trees always catches my attention as they stand guard like sentinels along the seashore in a line that leads the eyes into the distance. These trees actually serve the important purpose of retarding seashore erosion by holding up the soil right at the edge of the beach and protecting it from the waves that reach all the way up to them whenever the seas get frisky and energetic.
I shot this image in the morning so the shadows of the palm trees would fall into the picture. This provided an added layer of island vibes as nothing evokes a sense of the calm serenity of the Caribbean quite like palm trees. I positioned the line of trees in the picture so they come in from the bottom left corner of the picture and flow diagonally to the right. This leads your eyes along the line of palms into the distance. From here your attention is drawn along the surf lapping at the shore on the right side of the image and eventually leading out the frame of the picture down in the bottom right corner. I even waited until the surf was rolling in so there would be white “sea foam” on the shoreline and I trust that you can just about hear the surf lapping in at the shore.
I thought long and hard over a couple of mornings of walking the beach about what was the story I wanted to tell with this picture. Then as the thoughts marinated in my head it all came together in the idea of “The Rendezvous”.
While the idea of rendezvous floated in my head I couldn’t help thinking of the incongruity of it as the tranquility of the image belied all those other rendezvous possibilities. This makes me wonder if such a thought also crosses your mind, especially if you are familiar with this beach, and may even have hung out there yourself!
And even if you don’t know this beach, now you know the story it makes me wonder what thoughts of rendezvous this image brings to mind for you, and might any of those thoughts have a double meaning too!
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