Photo: The Garden in Blue

The Garden in Blue
I went for a walk and saw these beautiful flowers. I tried putting the sky behind them, but they were too dark then; it looks much better with a green background, which is the plant and shrubs around them. Often we photographers are overly creative, when really the best shot is right in front of us.

This is the sequel to The Garden in Yellow from last year. I added contrast and vignetting for editing. The background was nice and blurry to start because this is at F2.2 on a 50mm lens.

Canon Rebel XTi, EF 50mm 1:1.4, 1/100, F2.2, 50mm, ISO200, 2008-09-13T07:16:33-04, 20080913-111633rxt

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Credit me as Richard X. Thripp and link here.

20 thoughts on “Photo: The Garden in Blue

  1. This pictures is really great. Black and white pictures are now days almost forgotten. The picture is very romantic it is like in a fairytale. It reminds me on my first long distance travel to Sri lanka, there is a lot of trees like that one, specially in (spice) Gardens.

    1. Thank you for the comment. Many wedding photographers use black and white for that very reason… it feels like a fairytale, or at minimum, more artistic than color.

  2. WOW! I love this image. I love that its in BW it really moves me. I love when images have a type of story or make you feel like you are right there.
    Very good work. Keep it up. I would like to see more.

  3. Me I find the picture so lonely but its really impressive. The B&W effect makes a stunning and cool photo. Its really a great work man!

  4. This is a really cool picture. I really like the way the tree catches the light. Have you thought about starting a photography business? If you would like I have a blog that talks about how to effectively market your photography business online. I’m trying to start a utah wedding photography business and I’m keeping a journal of my progress. I would love some comments and some followers 🙂

  5. what a fantastic tree! it looks easy to climb on. i would just love to climb to the top and than stay there for an hour or two and enjoy the view

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