Westmount Gardens

May 7, 2017

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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