Now regarding the photograph in this post. It was taken at the grounds of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the Big Island of Hawaii. This is a very popular place to photograph palm trees against the setting sun, while also having water in the foreground. There is public parking and beach access just south of this location. Arrive early to scout out the best compositions.
Happy New Years and thanks again for your wonderful support in 2012!
All the best,