Uncategorized

Garvan Gardens 3/8/2013

  • March 9, 2013

20130308-TDS_1060-Edit

Today I purchased a years membership to Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  Since I’m more serious about my photography now, I thought this would be an ideal situation.  They have year-round photo opportunities!

I was greeted at the entrance by 4 peacocks.  They’re usually a bit shy but they surrounded me this time!  I think they were feeling kinda brave!  Oh, and did you know that when they fan out like in the photo above they also make a strange sound?  It caught me off guard.  The shot below was quite accidental yet it might be my most favorite artistic shot of the day!  I love the colors, the shine, and the black background.  Thanks for cooperating Mr Peacock!  [KEEP IN MIND THAT PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE]

20130308-TDS_1079

Below is a beautiful Japanese Quince bloom.  This tree wasn’t covered in flowers, but the ones it had were awesome!

20130308-TDS_1089-Edit

Next I came across this Star Magnolia.  FYI, it’s hard to capture a detailed photo of a delicate, white flower. I didn’t notice until I was processing photos that a bug snuck into my picture.  Tricky!

20130308-TDS_1095

I think this is a Japanese Camellia flower.  This particular flower was nearly flawless while most of the others were wilting.

20130308-TDS_1172-Edit

I love waterfalls surrounded by ferns and moss.  My only gripe was that visitors had apparently walked all over these and smushed them before I got there.  Don’t smush the plants!

20130308-TDS_1179-Edit

I think these are called Snow Drops.  This was a HARD shot to get.  I had to break down my tripod as low as it could take me and lay on the ground for the shot.

20130308-TDS_1184-Edit

The poor, lonely, early bloomer….

20130308-TDS_1194-Edit

I admit, this next shot isn’t my favorite, but it was the biggest patch of flowers I could find.

20130308-TDS_1218-Edit

I was trying to get creative with this next one.  I hope nobody saw me laying flat on the ground in a patch of flowers aiming towards the sky!  I don’t know… I think it turned out kinda cool.

20130308-TDS_1236-Edit

Check out the Peppermint Camellia!  I missed this one on my first run through but spotted it on my way out.  What an awesome combination of colors!

20130308-TDS_1243-Edit

No, the tulips aren’t ready yet.  But they’ll soon be incredible!  I loved how this one lone tulip shot up around all the others.  Leader of the pack!

20130308-TDS_1262-Edit



%d bloggers like this: