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Westmount Gardens

Note - As I write this blog post, the Westmount Conservatory and Green House are closed for renovations. That said, the exterior architecture alone is worth a visit as the main entrance, or conservatory section, was constructed in 1927 in great British fashion.

The primary theme in my photographic body of work has been architecture and its details. I occasional answer questions to why I do not photograph nature. The truth is, I very much enjoy walking in gardens/forests and I do take photographs. I just am never satisfied with my results.

Each year, when the winter months settle in, I seek reprieve from the cold in this greenhouse with the hope that I might better understand how to photograph nature. After a few minutes, I find myself leaving the manicured warm interior for the cold weathered exterior. Exploring the glass cladded facades, I am quickly attracted to the details framed within the geometric structure. Documenting how nature left its mark via rain, temperature, wind, ice, snow and sun

isolated texture | iso100 | 50mm | f/8.0 | 1/500sec

mech | iso200 | 50mm | f/4.0 | 1/320sec

untitled | iso200 | 50mm | f/4.0 | 1/320sec

greenhouse | iso200 | 14mm | f/8.0 | 1/125sec

ribbing | iso200 | 60mm | f/8.0 | 1/320sec

primavera | iso200 | 50mm | f/29 | 0.5sec

untitled | iso100 | 24mm | f/8.0 | 1/80sec

conservatory | iso500 | 85mm | f/3.2 | 1/640sec

residue | iso100 | 24mm | f/8.0 | 1/125sec

greenhouse | iso200 | 50mm | f/8.0 | 1/125sec

untitled | iso200 | 24mm | f/8.0 | 1/80sec

untitled | iso200 | 24mm | f/8.0 | 1/80sec

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