Shooting Journal: Gardens

May 5, 2012

Traveling to Charleston, South Carolina early in April seemed like a good idea. The azaleas and camellias would be in full color about then. Unfortunately, we had not counted on the effects of our strange spring this year, with March seeming like April and vice versa. By the time we arrived, the best of the flowering spring plants had faded.

June 15, 2011

On a recent trip to Richmond, Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we once again combined vacation with photography opportunities. Winter and early spring were cold, wet and dreary in Dayton and much of the Midwest, so the idea of getting out with a camera where sun was actually shining was not to be missed.

August 13, 2010

The new Tamron 18-270 lens I've been using has made it easier to obtain sharper macro images. Thus, I've discovered the world of insects up close and personal.

June 16, 2010

In preparation for a date to photograph a friend and her small child, I spent a morning exploring Wegerzyn Gardens, another of the Five Rivers MetroParks, since this seems like a great place to get both candid and posed shots.

June 6, 2010

The small city of Oakwood, on the south border of Dayton, Ohio, sponsors an annual garden tour. This year was the first time my Nikon and I attended, enjoying a warm, sunny morning wandering at leisure through beautifully landscaped estates, pretty neighborhoods with small shady yards and the sound of fountains and lawn sprinklers.

May 9, 2010

Asheville, North Carolina is a town that displays its artistic flair in the city buildings, murals, and sculptures that appear everywhere.

May 1, 2010

On a recent trip to Richmond, Virginia, we found this to be a very photogenic place, from the guard geese on Church Hill to Hollywood Cemetery and to Agecroft Hall, an Elizabethan manor house imported from England in the 1920's and reassembled above the James River.