Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Botanicals In Bloom in Milwaukee
Last weekend, I took my camera on a photo shoot to Milwaukee's Boerner Botanical Gardens which are settled on the south side of the city. I was there to take some more macro shots of flowers for my collection of cards in my Etsy shop, but I also wanted to take advantage of an article I read on www.photo.net on how to take great garden shots.
You must go through the Education Center (pictured above) to pay the $5.00 admission to the garden, and when you walk back outside, you are immediately greeted by six stone statues that represent the life span of a flower. I posted the first three below:
Here are three more pictures of the statues close up:
I then headed down to the rose garden, which, unfortunately due to the summer drought, was not in full bloom. I was able to get pictures of some other nice flowers, plus one of the wood and stone trellis:
And a nice pool:
I really enjoyed taking this picture of the hedge garden. Made me feel like I was in a scene from "Alice In Wonderland".
By the time I was done taking my flower shots, they had turned on the sprinklers and I took some shots of the pond below:
And then got pictures of two more of the gardens' many sculptures:
This one looked prettier from far away:
I had a fun morning taking these pictures, but I always have a good time whenever I visit. Despite the unusually dry summer, there were a lot of lovely flowers to see. To see the cards I made with the pictures from this shoot, please visit my shop at www.jayjstudio.etsy.com.
For information on Milwaukee's Boerner Botanical Gardens, go to www.boernerbotanicalgardens.org.