On the morning of Veteran’s Day we decided we could not stay indoors all day, effectively “wasting” a day off. The day promised to be steamy-hot and we were unprepared for that. So we took a little drive to Summit Metroparks’ Nature Realm preserve in Akron. One of our favorite places, the park features natural areas with marked earthen trails and formal gardens with paved walkways. Plants and animals are all around and offer many photo opportunities! This day I made 100 exposures and, though threw away some promising but ultimately disappointing shots, got some really good pictures. An iris blooming in a boggy wetland spot is my favorite of the bunch. After some time, and as the muggy air began to take its toll, we headed out to lunch and ultimately home. A pleasant time in nature’s realm.
A wonderful photograph that looks like a Monet painting !!!
Thank you! I had the same feeling upon seeing the scene and the photograph and am very pleased with it. It’s a tribute to Monet’s skill that his impressions of the natural world accurately reflect reality.
I also think it looks like a painting! Wow! Just gorgeous!
We revisited the Nature Realm location over this past weekend: the irises had dropped their petals, the pool seemed to be drying up; the scene had changed and no longer looked like a Monet painting. I’m so happy I was able to capture the earlier scene! Thanks for your kind comment.
I’d love a large print of that! *hint, hint*