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Get your February 2013 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper! I took this photo of a water lily pond at the Four Seasons Resort at Manele Bay. We were on Lanai because Chris had been invited to participate in the island’s inaugural New Media in Residence Program (it’s now in its third year). It was my first time in Hawaii, Chris’s fourth.
The hotel, which overlooks the ocean, has several gardens, each with a theme. When Chris was at her massage, I wandered around with my camera to get some shots (I’m a fan of flower photos). At the Kama’aina Garden, I noticed the lily pads and flowers. I crouched down to get a low angle, zoomed in to the flower and shot away.
Photo tip: If you are zooming in on a subject like this, make sure you position yourself low to the ground so the camera can be as steady as possible. Otherwise, use a tripod if you have one with you. I was able to take this photo by hand, but a tripod would have made it easier. Keep composition rules such as the Rule of Thirds in mind; as you can see, the flower in the shot is not directly in the middle but off to the side.
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Don Faust | Partner, Contributor and Photo Editor of the travel site www.caroundtheworld.com, winner of 2010 Lowell Thomas travel writing award.