Dennis Frates

Tropical Garden Sunrise

Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens

Category Winners 5 - Beautiful Gardens

Finalist

This shot was taken at sunrise. The shot was made before the gardens opened to the public, so all was peaceful and calm. This type of morning cloud is not uncommon in tropical environments, but they especially lit up this morning. I like how there is something of interest in every part of the image. I contacted the nursery months in advance and arranged a sunrise visit: it normally does not open, even for guided tours, until way after sunrise.