A "Normal" Day at Longwood Gardens

Discussion in 'Nature' started by entropic remnants, May 6, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    By that I mean I only shot a "normal" view lens: the Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4. The goal was to shoot as wide open as possible and I had an overcast which helped that a lot. Sometimes I was able to shoot at f/1.4.

    Longwood Gardens is a world-renowned botanical garden in Kennett Square, PA where I live.

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    On the Grid by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

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    I had an idea for the next one: the flowers have organized and a daffodil has been selected to represent them to management...

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    I Speak for the Flowers by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    And this is why: they work long hours looking good for tourists. It's not easy...

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    They know if they stand together, they can stand tall...

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    They are working for the babies in the bed at home...

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  2. What an awful place to hang out:wink::tongue:
     
  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Absolutely gorgeous set. Nice lens, too :)
     
  4. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Now I appreciate your positve responses to my photography... but are you not completely ignoring the tragedy of what these flowers are facing with their labor action? :confused:

    Look at this! When the flowers tried to protest the management dug in (and dug out) and petals flowed like water in the grassy lanes... :eek:

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    A Sad Day for Flowers by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr

    The protesters were hauled off en-masse to detention in "Toro" police wagons! The "Bulls" have them now! :frown:

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    Behind bars and denied counsel, they reach out for help... :mad:

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    Celebrity flowers rallied in support like these orchids... :thumbup:

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    But those who did protest were met with water hoses and hosed down. :shakehead:

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    How long will you ignore this horrible tragedy?! :rolleyes:
     
  5. Stan

    Stan SC Regular

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    Apr 19, 2013
    California
    Stan
    Vibrant colors and effective use of thin DOF. The PL25 is a winner in your hands. The first one and the tulips are the strongest imo.
     
  6. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Chris
    Very enjoyable series and narrative, John. As usual, your photos are top-drawer.

    I think you may garner more sympathy from the cold, heartless crew here at SC if you put your photos into a video and have a soundtrack of heart-tugging music. :tongue:
     
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Flowers don't do a damn thing for me John, and I might have resisted commenting at all (although they're very well done - its just the subject matter), but seeing the old fellows hauled off the compost heap adds immeasurably to this for me. Quite entertaining captions all around. So you've even made a thread of flower shots worth my time - well done!

    -Ray
     
  8. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Off to greener pastures ...
     
  9. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    There's not a composter that can keep those protestors in.
     
  10. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Ha ha! I've been waiting for someone to make something of the narrative -- a joke, extending the metaphor, something! Thank you!

    Well then, Ray, I feel I have accomplished something then, lol!

    I enjoy photographing the flowers but I realize it does get repetitive after awhile. Still, it's not all I do and felt the need to do something with the material instead of just saying, "Well, I shot some more flowers..."
     
  11. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Thanks!

    I'll leave that to the public TV documentaries, lol. "Ken Burns Presents: The Botanical Riots"

    It does give new meaning to the phrase, "A riot of colorful blooms"...
     
  12. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    So pretty, you make me want to go out and shoot but I'm too sick right now :( anyway, I will enjoy the beauty through you
     
  13. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    John ... amazing photos! What a blessing to live near Longwood Gardens!
     
  14. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Hope you get well soon!
     
  15. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    lol ... de nada.

    (I always swing at softballs ...)
     
  16. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    I'll second the notion on feeling better. I'm tired as I had an all-nighter at the mill -- AND I'm on call because the only other engineer is away at some training. I'm hoping to just stay home.

    Sometimes, rest is the best thing even when that urge is upon us to go make pictures!
     
  17. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Thanks, everything has converged on me at once it would seem-- feel a lot like death without the dead part. :crying:
     
  18. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    That's good -- the "without the dead part"!
     
  19. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Ewwwwwww....
     
  20. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs