Marie Selby Botanical Gardens – Sarasota, Florida

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens – Sarasota, Florida

After my recent trips to Maine (see Part 1-12) & Rhode Island, it was time to get back to traveling a bit closer to home, here in Florida!   With the 4 day weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday I decided I had time to drive south about an hour to Sarasota and visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

This is one of my favorite places to photograph flowers and I was pleasantly surprised

Asticou Azalea Garden –  Northeast Harbor, Maine – Part 11

Asticou Azalea Garden – Northeast Harbor, Maine – Part 11

On the last day of our week in Maine, after spending the morning in Wonderland (part 10), we had some time, so we decided to stop by an interesting garden we had passed several times in our travels around the area.  Asticou Azalea Garden is in Northeast Harbor.

It is a public garden, owned and conserved by the Land & Garden Preserve.  We pulled in to the tree lined parking lot, pulled out our cameras and

Bar Harbor – Maine – Lobster, Whales & Pretty Flowers- Part 3

Bar Harbor – Maine – Lobster, Whales & Pretty Flowers- Part 3

After getting stranded (temporarily) on Bar Island (see Part 2), you would think we would stay away from Bar Harbor, but no, we spent some more time there.   There are a lot of restaurants around the harbor and we tried several of them.   After we made it across the water that was quickly covering the sand bar between Bar Island and Bar Harbor we headed directly to the Fish House Grill for some lunch.  I had a Lobster tail (small) and it was yummy!   We came back a couple of days later

Bar Harbor – Bar Island – Maine – Part 2

Bar Harbor – Bar Island – Maine – Part 2

A visit to Bar Harbor is required if you are in that part of Maine!  We actually drove in several times.  We had our most exciting adventure right here in he most civilize part of our week long trip!   After spending some time at the wharf and seeing that the town was full of many visitors from a large cruise ship that was sitting in the harbor, we decided to go out across the famous bar of Bar Harbor and explore Bar Island

The “bar” between Bar Harbor & Bar Island.

Flower Photography Post Processing – Part 2

Flower Photography Post Processing – Part 2

Flower photography post processing is almost as important as what you shoot!

Sometimes we can get the image we want straight out of the camera but many times the limitations that even our modern day digital cameras have can be frustrating when what you get is not what you saw!