Friday, February 18, 2011

Longwood Orchid Extravaganza

Well I finally got up to Longwood Gardens today to see their annual Orchid display.  It was really good to get out and do some shooting with the big camera, that is not the iPhone...(but I did some of that too, after lunch when tripods are not allowed.)  It was a beautiful day, it started off cloudy and then the sun came out and it warmed to 72 degrees. The warm temps brought out every stroller in the Longwood area as the place quickly became very crowded after opening. I arrived early and was the first one in so I was able to get some wide shots of the display in the main room before the crowd arrived. I went for the orchids, but ended up loving the Cala lilies which are scattered around the Orangery, at ground level so they were easy to work with after blowing off some dirt.  Tomorrow I will be in the Baltimore Conservatory with a group of students from Penn Camera....should be fun. I have a few more spots left for the Cylburn Flower Photography Workshop...see the side bar of my blog here for the link to sign up! All, but the opening shots here, were made with my 200mm macro with a 52mm extension tube, tripod of course and cable release. The frames were all added in onOne PhotoFrame Pro.

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