Dennis Frates

Ocean View

Garden of Eden, Maui Botanical Gardens and Arboretum, Hawaii

Commended 1 – Garden Views

I love the textures of tropical plants. In this picture, the hibiscus flowers are the focal point, and I was also attracted by the full spectrum of red, green and blue – a powerful compositional element.

There were many similar plants at this location but I narrowed it down to a small portion of the scene by using a telephoto lens. I also worked to include a portion of the ocean and clouds in the background.

Canon EOS-1Ds MkII, Canon 70-200mm L lens, f/9, polariser