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Longwood Gardens, third take

Posted in 5D Mark II, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, Photography by firthefirst on April 20, 2010

if you thought this was going to be a flower post, you’re wrong.  well, almost wrong.  anyway, today is an exploration of some of the other bits of nature on display at Longwood Gardens, stuff that usually takes second billing but in many ways is more unique and interesting. (more…)

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Longwood Gardens, second take

Posted in 5D Mark II, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, Photography by firthefirst on April 15, 2010

I know there are people out there that hate flower photography.  some say it’s cliché, sappy, cheesy, and they’re right.  some say it’s easy.  and they’re wrong.  as with any other type of photography, or anything at all really, getting good is damn hard.  which is why I’m not terribly good at it. (more…)

Longwood Gardens, first take

Posted in 5D Mark II, Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, Photography, Technique and Development by firthefirst on April 13, 2010

as I am writing this post I am realizing I forgot to note what each of these kinds of flowers is.  big mistake.  for those of you who are horticulturally minded (or those of you who spent way, way, way too much time studying for Envirothon back in high school) please let me know what the heck these pretty dirty things are. (more…)