We had our one day Creative Flower Photography Workshop at Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. When I awoke and looked outside, it was very overcast and wet down here in Annapolis. As I drove north towards Baltimore the skies began to clear a little bit and I noticed that it had not rained the night before. I was really looking forward to overcast skies and wet conditions for the class. Oh well, we still made some great images and worked the light as best we could.
I started shooting as soon as I arrived making some multiples and overlays of the gardens. If you have never been to Sherwood Gardens before, I definitely recommend it. In the last 2 weeks of April the gardens come to life with a very impressive display of Tulips, Azalea and many flowering tree's.
After the group arrived we started shooting macro and close-ups before the wind began to toss the tulips about. We then went into making multiples and swipes of the many tulip displays. I ran into Barbara Williams, a Baltimore based photographer who is very active in the Baltimore Camera Club. I was scheduled to speak at the Baltimore Camera Club on Thursday, but was had to cancel due to a death in the family. I will be moving the speaking engagement to later in May.
I will also be speaking and judging at the NIH Camera Club on May the 10th.
Here is a small selection of images I made as examples for the group. Click on any image for a larger view.