These types of photos really don't get enough credit. In order to get the shadows and silhouettes in the foreground, but still get distinguished patterns in the background, with the sun as a main part of the photo, is extremely difficult. This photographer's shot came out beautifully, though.
I really like the colors of the leaves with the overall tone of the photo. A really desaturated photo looks really good with a fall theme. I also like the leading lines created by the hedges and walkway.
I think the composition is really good, with the background being just the brick street. There's a lot of emotion with the child's face that I like, it implies a lot of simplistic thinking. Just him and the ball.
I wish I could go back to Hawaii to take more photos.. the color of the water is something you can't see anywhere else. I like the position of the rocks in this shot, but I love the water and how clear and clean it looks.