Friday, January 30, 2009

Longwood Gardens

I took a trip to Longwood with Barb and Tony. I didn't go with a specific objective in mind, but I did have several lenses with me including the Lens Baby. After walking around outside a little while observing the snow and ice covered landscape, I made my way to the conservatory. There I met several of Tonys' friends from Pennsylvania. I walked around the conservatory for a while observing all the rooms filled with orchids and decided to get my macro lens working. Barb was doing some HDR work with the architecture of the building, Tony was doing HDR pans in the Orchid room and I was working with some flowers, until it was lunch time when I mounted my 17-55mm lens and made a couple bracketed exposures in the large room with the water pool.
When I started processing these images my eye led me to the duo tone process in photoshop.
Seemed I shot mostly white flowers for their shape and delicacy in which the soft overcast light was creating shadows in the petal folds. I also was stopped by an agave in the desert room and made an HDR exposure there.

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