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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Just turning from ...

Just turning from Chanticleer's Tea Cup Garden, a small gem-like courtyard behind the smaller of two residences at this amazing garden outside Philadelphia ...


... I took this shot of an oak and the space above the Tennis Court Garden, which is at a lower level and not visible. The low fall sunlight is the main subject here, but notice the contrast of the large, bold foliage in the foreground with the finer foliage in the distance, the spires of Arundo donax just visible in the mid-distance and the depth they both give to the image, the colors in the multitude of ground cover plants beneath the oak.

But details aside, is this magic?

14 comments:

  1. Yes, magical. And interesting Philly apparently still hasn't had a hard freeze, unlike most of NM! Those elements together are amazing.

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    1. That was taken in late October. I guarantee Philly has had several hard freezes now.

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  2. Autumnal perfection...brought to you by great lighting ;-)

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    1. Hard not to take a good photo in that kind of light.

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  3. Yes! I love the dark foliage textures in the foreground and the light beyond. Nice shot.

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    1. I've turned that corner many times but never seen this before. Of course, it's my first autumn visit to Chanticleer.

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  4. I think it is a painting. an oil painting. Of someone's dream garden. An "ideal"

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  5. Nance, yes, it's strange how it does look like a painting. It's almost over full of detail. If I ever get the rest of my Chanticleer photos edited, I hope to do a blog post tour of Chanticleer in autumn.

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