This banyan tree is located in the southeast section of Maui, within the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park. The two-mile trail had an elevation of about 600 feet; by the time I got to my shooting spot I had already gone through two bottles of water! The tree is enormous and in close proximity to the path, creating a photographic challenge. I first tried to capture an image using the widest focal length of my camera lens, which wasn’t wide enough. The work-around was to take three images, one pointing the camera down, another with the camera level to the ground and a third with the camera pointing towards the sky. I then connected the three images together using computer software. Gargantuan tree 0, landscape photographer 1!