Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Longwood Gardens

Yesterday our photography club took a roadtrip to Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania. These gardens were once a working farm owned by Pierre duPont. He transformed the farm into these gardens with fountains and year round displays of flowers, plants and trees.

The Christmas display is wonderful. There were pointsettias everywhere and many decorated trees, some with decorations and ornaments done by children at various schools in the area.

While the flowers were beautiful and like nothing I've seen before, I was disappointed in my work. My subjects were spectacular, but none of my pictures rate a "wow" from me.

This is my favorite picture. All of the plants in the area were filled with these little white flowers. Then I saw a little red. I zoomed in on the plant and saw there was just one little red flower.

We stayed around until it started to get dark. At dusk they light all the trees and it is beautiful. They even arranged several lights in the shape of snowflakes and hung them high in the larger trees. It was quite impressive.
Some of my night photography needs work, but then some of it comes out OK.

They also set up a cranberry "bog" in one of the buildings.

I'm sure it's even better in the Spring and Summer. I can't wait until we do another trip.

1 comment:

ms/sss said...

But your pictures do rate a "wow" from me, and a "Thank you" for sharing this with us.