Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bellevue Botanic Gardens Flowers

While staying in Bellevue earlier this year, I took the opportunity to visit the Bellevue Botanical Garden, which was close to our hotel. I was impressed, and I've decided to start posting some of the photos from my visit. Here are some of the flowers which I enjoyed. It was a cloudy day, raining by the time that I left, but I was still happy with some of the photographic results.
Every photo I took in this garden was taken with my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens - there wasn't much light, and I really wanted to experiment with using a single non-zoom lens in the field as well as trying a narrow depth of field, forcing me to actively compose the photos. There are several more posts to come from this area. But until then, visit Scenic Sunday for more scenic shots around the world.

17 comments:

  1. Das zweite Foto gefällt mir besonders gut...super...
    LG: Karin

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  2. Beautiful Weekendflowers :) Have a nice weekend! LG Tina

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  3. Your pictures are so lovely. We live 15 minutes from Descanso Gardens, and I'm taking a watercolor class there on Sat. morning. So beautiful, hope to paint some flowers this week.

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  4. Such beautiful images. I find the first two especially captivating. So lovely.

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  5. Ah, there are beautiful flowers in Bellevue, aren't there? Gorgeous captures, Al! Love the colors! Hope you and Socks have a great weekend!!

    Sylvia and Sam

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  6. Weekendflowers is still open. So you are always welcome! :) LG Tina

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  7. I like the blue flowers, I posted a similar blue flower in my book blog. Are we getting ESP?

    Did Alistair Senior's accident make it to the newspaper in USA? Or was it another Alistair. You better lay low for a while and not chase any thunder for a while.

    My husband felt a bit worried. Two men in the engineering industry died this week, One to meningitis and one to this accident.

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  8. I always love seeing photos of flowers! The bright colors are beautiful. Especially love how you captured the white flowers in your second photo. I wonder if they're a type of hydrangea :-)

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  9. Beautiful flowers in that garden Al. Looking forward to more. Have a nice weekend

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  10. Stunning flowers! I enjoyed all them, but principally the delicate blue flowers.

    Have a nice weekend.

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  11. Just discovered your blog... wonderful photography! Great job with the 50mm and narrow DOF.

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  12. They are lovely! I find colours so vibrant.

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  13. Lovely flowers, I like the white ones the most. :)

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  14. I wish i had 1/4 fix lens for my eos 500d. For now, I still rely on my 50mm f1/8...

    Well done Al! Love those bokeh. :)

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  15. A coworker of mine is taking a photography class...and she has got me thinking that I will do the same. I know very little about light/lenses/etc. Following some photography blogs has really got me interested! Great shots!

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  16. lovely shots, the colors are so vibrant and so pleasing in the eyes

    Have a great week, hope you check out my SS entry too.

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