Gardens tour (1)

This month I joined a group of photographers for a week in mid-coast Maine to photograph some private and public gardens. It was a great time with some amazing photo ops. I always enjoy being out in nature. There is something refreshing about immersing myself in forests, fields, and gardens of all types.

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In addition to plant life, many gardens have hardscape features, such as fountains, stone walls, statues, fences, etc. All these things play a role in the atmosphere the gardener is trying to achieve.

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In order to get the best light for our images, we would arrive at most of our sites shortly after dawn. It was not fun getting up early, but the reward came later, as we were able to photograph some amazing garden scenes in beautiful early morning light.

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In the quiet and peace of the early morning it almost felt like being on a retreat and doing a meditation on the beauty of God’s creation. Plants and gardens reflected the golden light of the early morning hours, creating a glow that was truly beautiful.

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I’ll continue with more images from this trip in next week’s post.

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“The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:12)

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