Back in October I had the opportunity to visit the Washington, DC area.  I had first heard about Longwood Gardens from photographer, Tony Sweet.  So I decided to drive up to PA and…

take it in.  I took my Nikon D200 and Nikkor 105mm macro lens and a Nikon D700 and Nikkor 14-24 lens that I rented from Lens Pro To Go  so I could quickly go from a close up of a flower to a wide angle shot of the glorious fall colors.
I was there during their annual Chrysanthemum Festival.  They had so many varieties it was overwhelming.  Some of the flowers were outside in huge gardens and others were in the hot houses & conservatory.
They had great fall displays of pumpkins and gourds.
They have meadows and formal gardens.  The Conservatory is so large it is incredible.  The different rooms feature different types of plants including the Orangerie with a lawn that was so big!
This is a great place for HDR, too.  There are many subjects that work well with technique due to the details and light extremes.
 I have many more images from Longwood Gardens  on my website so please check it out.   I highly recommend taking the time to make images at this beautiful place.
That’s all for now.
Turn that camera on!

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