Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Best places to photograph flowers on Maui
Resort hotels are a great place to photograph the beautiful tropical flowers of Maui. Their walkways, driveways, and lawns are lined with beds of flowers making it easy to get up close to take portraits like this one taken on the grounds of the 4 Seasons Resort Hotel at Wailea. To avoid the high cost of parking at the resort hotels at Wailea, just drive down the Wailea Alanui Road and look for the sign that says Public Access Beach Parking. Park there and walk down to the beachside walkway which runs in front of all the hotels and condos alongside the beach. From there you can walk up onto the grounds of the hotels and take photos. Walk around the grounds and photograph the flowers, then enter the lobby area to photograph the planters of orchids and beautiful bouquets. Walk out the front drive to photograph the hibiscus and other flowers along the driveway.
My friend Bill visited the "Garden of Eden" (a botanical garden) at about Mile 10 on the Road to Hana. The entry fee was $15. but well worth it given the variety of flowers he was able to photograph. He said he spent about two hours wondering the gardens taking photographs of some very interresting, unique (strange) flowers.