To bring some color to the dreary days of winter Longwood Gardens offers an Orchid Extravaganza. Each year the gardens bring out thousands of orchids and place them in impressive displays throughout the conservatory, visitor center and Pierce du Pont house.
Every week, waning orchids are removed and replaced with freshly opened orchids keeping the extravaganza bright.
The displays allowed me to play with all of the macro tricks in my bag. From using an UV filter pair with Vaseline on the edges for softening, to using tulle to creating an ethereal look.
Then came out the Lensbaby Deluxe Creative Mobile lens kitfor my iPhone 6 which includes three different lenses.
But the fun was still to continue. Add a few smart phone apps like Bluristic and Brushstroke and the art continued.
Sometimes being creative doesn’t take much but just a little imagination. Something simple can go a long way in expressing the beauty in nature. Each blossom a miraculous gift and magical with its shapes and colors.
Categories: Flowers, Nature, Photo Tips
All so beautiful ❤
Being in the conservatory really puts you in a different mind set. You quickly forget that it is winter outside.
I so miss summer oof
Wow, you really did have some fun with these! Gorgeous. 🌹
I could have stayed there all day Miriam. Thank you so much!
Thank you so very much Maverick.
Thank you so very much Candelo.
Beautiful orchid images, Emily. I would love to visit Longwood Gardens. As I have probably mentioned, when I was young, and still living at home with my parents, we made regular trips from our little town in southeastern PA to Philadelphia. Each time we would drive right past the entrance to Longwood Gardens. A beautiful place!
I can only imagine how must miss Longwood then Carolyn. It’s my pleasure to share my visit with you. They’re opening up the restored waterfountains this year. It should be glorious.
BTW your Photologo looks great on these images. I recently ordered mine, thanks to your recommendation, and it arrived in less than two days.
Great news ! Look forward to seeing it.
Magnificent photos! Longwood Gardens is such a beautiful place. Thanks for bringing it to my laptop!
Truly my pleasure and I’m so happy you enjoyed these. Thank you for your visit and comment.
Your photos are incredible! I’m following you right now! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much for your visit, follow and wonderful comment. It’s a pleasure meeting you and looking forward to sharing more with you. Emily
your pictures are absolutely stunning
Thank you so much Stella. It’s been quite the journey.