I love photographing palm trees and I'm very fortunate that there are several beautiful palms in my neighborhood that overlook the Burnside River, part of the Intercoastal Waterway (ICW). I used my iPhone and the Pro HDR app which enables one to shoot two photos, one exposing the highlights and one exposing the shadows. It's imperative, however, that you keep the camera still. To achieve this handheld with the iPhone or any smart phone, use two hands to hold the device and bring your arms in as close to your body as possible. After shooting the image, I uploaded it to my computer and in photoshop added three different layers of texture from Kim Klassen's watercolor set with some of the textures brushed away from the grass and palm tree.