SuperTree - P.O.T.D 19/08/2014

During my recent visit to Garden by the Bay at Singapore, I can't help but to spend a lot of my time photographing these amazing structures. Supertrees are tree-like structures that dominate the Gardens' landscape with heights that range between 25 metres and 50 metres. They are vertical gardens that perform a multitude of functions, which include planting, shading and working as environmental engines for the gardens. These Supertrees are home to enclaves of unique and exotic ferns, vines, orchids and also a vast collection of bromeliads such as Tillandsia, amongst other plants. They are fitted with environmental technologies that mimic the ecological function of trees – photovoltaic cells that harness solar energy which can be used for some of the functions of the Supertrees, such as lighting, just like how trees photosynthesise; and collection of rainwater for use in irrigation and fountain displays, exactly like how trees absorb rainwater for growth. The Supertrees also serve air intake and exhaust functions as part of the conservatories' cooling systems.

In order to capture this image, I have used the Nikon D800e with the 16mm f2.8 fisheye. I have chosen the fisheye because of the wide field of view. I can't help but to get overwhelmed by how amazing these structures are and that definitely makes it harder to create a great photograph. I hope you enjoyed this photo and if you ever visit Singapore, you have to go and check it out. 

Until Next Time!