That's what happened to me at the Asticou Azalea Garden in Acadia National Park in Maine.
Annette was taking a photography workshop up there and the instructors invited me along on the garden photo shoot.
When we were pulling in to the parking lot there was only a little, 2' by 2' sign that indicated that anything was there. If it weren't for the instructors, Annette and I would have never stopped in here.
The parking lot could hold less than a dozen cars.
Even the sign at the foot entrance to the garden was understated.
So I listen to the instructor.
- "Look for the fiddle head ferns."
- "Try to shoot from the shadow side of the flowers. It will make them glow like they were lit with a light from within."
- "If a large overall scene doe not work for you, look for the details."
- "Simplify and isolate."
OK. I'll give it try.
I was very pleasantly surprised! So surprised that after the workshop, Annette and I came back to the garden to get more images!
|Fiddle Head Ferns|
|Simplified and Isolated|
|Look at the sun shining through the petals!|
|The instructor allowed me to borrow a close up filter to get really close!|
|Isolated Stepping Stones|
|Sand Garden Detail|
|Birch Bark Details|