Fireworks Flowers

by Marino Dominick

fireworks flowers maui hawaii kula protea seeking critique marino dominick

Gallery: Flowers

Tags: maui hawaii kula protea flowers seeking critique

Category: Flower

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Time Original : 2012-01-07 17:36:48
Focal Length : 100/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/159
Exposure Time : 1/160
Aperture Value : 9.9
F Number : 9.9
Iso Speed Ratings : 400
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 360.000000
Y Resolution : 360.000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows

Published: Tuesday 31st of January 2012 12:25:46 AM


Charles Miller

Aptly titled. Very nice shot. Great color and sharpness.

roger sonneland

dominick,  not sure how i missed this one,  all i have to say is you sure do have some wonderful flowers to work with on that island of yours.  also agree about bottom flower,  gregs image has much better balance.  lovely work!

Dominick Marino

Ben, the darkened background certainly increases the illusion that these flowers are fireworks.  Thanks for the input.  I'm enjoying the flower arrangements you are posting.  You and your wife are both very talented.  Aloha.

Alf Bailey
Hi Dominick

The title is perfect, as "fireworks" were my first impression when viewing the thumbnail. Great combination of colour and definition!

Best Regards


Tony Hadley

From the thumbnail, it was fireworks indeed (feu d'artifice). And when I got to the bigger version it was still fireworks but of the floral kind.  This is a very fine image and it can be improved with with Gegory's version IMHO.

Patsy Dunn


  Amazing is the first work that come to my mind.  Thanks for sharing.  Take care, Patsy

Ben Huybrechts

Hello Dominick,

Very creative and original.  The only adjustment I would make is to darker the background and increase the colors a bit.  I gave it a try in lightroom, what do you think.

Great image,


Gregory and Verena Sava


These are wonderful. The partial in lower right seems to detract, to me. I'm sure this can be done better, but here's an idea. But colors, clarity- all gorgeous.


Ben Huybrechts

I forgot the attachments, here it is.


Dominick Marino

Greg, Tony, thanks for the constructive criticism.  I pondered removing it but in the end decided to leave it there.  Next time I'll trust that initial instinct.  I appreciate the honest feedback.  Aloha.

Ruud Albers

Really beautiful work with very nice lighting and colours, Dominick!

With best regards,



Dominick Marino
Fireworks Flowers These Protea Flowers grow very well at higher elevations on Maui. This photo was taken at the Kula Botanical Gardens. Aloha. All feedback, ratings appreciated.

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