Photo Time: Chicago Botanic Garden or FLOWERS! FLOWERS! FLOWERS!


IMG_1295A visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden on a gorgeous Saturday yielded some nice shots, and I got a chance to play with the little point-and-shoot in a natural environment. Though in past visits to the Garden, the birds were generously cooperative, they were less so this time.

I heard them, oh, did I hear them, but I couldn’t spot them. I don’t think I’d make a good birder.

Though I enjoy trying to find them. Except when I don’t. Find them, that is.

Gardens are beautiful places, but they also have their mystery, with dark little corners, curious animals, spots for hiding. They can be a great source of writing inspiration, though for me, on this particular trip, no sparks were sparked. But there’s always the possibility of looking back at the photos and seeing something in them you didn’t see before.


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Oh formatting. Sorry, I can never get the photos to go where I want them.

And now for some of the pictures from the little camera. I played with the single color function again, and found the results really interesting.


I used the “vivid” function or something to that effect, and it did increase the color saturation, I think.


The miniaturization filter strikes again! I think it works, as long as there are some man-made elements.


In case you couldn’t guess, I used the filter to emphasize the purple. It was the truest color of the color filters I tried; these petunias are definitely purple.


These are the same begonias as the other ones, isolated for red.


The begonias isolated for orange.


I think the yellow is the most successful in this experiment.


































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11 thoughts on “Photo Time: Chicago Botanic Garden or FLOWERS! FLOWERS! FLOWERS!

  1. Sent my kids off to the Oregon Botanical Gardens last weekend and they came back with hundreds of photos too. It’s such a peaceful place to go. I stayed home and enjoyed the quiet. :)Your photos are very arty and interesting.

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