This gallery is a compilation of mostly close range captures. It features the sort of beautiful things in nature that often go unnoticed and are inconspicuously preserved for discovery. Sharpening my visual perception is one of the most important things photography has taught me. It’s all about paying attention to detail. I try to recognize how individual elements relate to the visual aggregate. That ends up deciding for me what the image-taking process will turn out to be. That’s how I developed my photographic skills like composure, exposure and post-editing. With lots of practice it eventually all comes together. And once it does the outcome is the result of a deliberate process as opposed to being a once-in-a-while lucky shot.
If you ever have a chance to travel to Morocco, I recommend that you pay a visit to the Jardin Majorelle botanical garden in Marrakesh. It’s an artist type nature garden with exotic plants like cacti, palm trees and bamboo shoots. It also features some beautifully tiled fountains to hang out at. It’s all very photogenic. Some of the images below will give you a taste.
Another place I highly recommend is Longwood Gardens near Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. The term “Gardens” is an understatement. The property consists of more than 1000 acres of land. It will take you the better part of a day to explore at least the feature areas. This is the place to visit for those of you who are into botanics and horticulture. There is also a Rococo style fountain show worth seeing that runs several times a day. I especially like the climatized conservatories with the large windows that allow for plenty of diffused light to pass through. The lighting conditions are very favorable for taking close-up shots.
Enjoy browsing. And as always, get inspired!