Spent Sunday with the niece and nephew at Longwood Gardens Breakfast with Santa program. Ava was so star struck when meeting Santa she forgot her carefully curated list of Christmas gifts, making my little diva quite contrary until I promised to help her write a letter to Santa.
Longwood Gardens in springtime is a sight to behold. Spent a few hours walking around the garden and taking photos of the colorful springtime plants. The tulips grabbed my attention for a good hour, then wandering towards the Italian Garden, I came across a stunning purple flower covered glade.
I can’t get enough of this season and Longwood Gardens never fails to provide me with an overabundance of fall beauty. If you ever are in the southeaster Pennsylvania make a point to tour this garden, you will be amazed at diversity and beauty of this garden.
Thursday night I had the opportunity to spend time photographing a spectacular fountain show held during spring and summer months at Longwood Garden. The show is part of the price of admission and if you are visiting the area, I highly recommend a visit to this garden.
For the shutter bugs – I shot the fountains with a Canon 40d and 12-24mm Tokina lens. Feel free to review the EXIF data provided with the photos. A tripod is essential, a monopod can also be used, but not where I shot these photos. If you are really nice, and did not vote for Obama, I’ll share the location with you.
Click HERE to find out the necessary information for you to plan your visit to Longwood Garden. This is a must see attraction in the greater Philadelphia area. I love my new Flip Mino HD camcorder and put it to good use filming clips of my afternoon in the Garden – Enjoy the pretty:
Longwood Gardens offers a free (included with admission) water fountain show every Friday and Saturday nights from late spring to early fall. A good opportunity to learn how to effectively use a monopod in order to capture some dramatic images that would be impossible without a tripod or other stable base.