Monday, March 15, 2010


Palm pattern 2

Palm pattern

Plump and prickly

The landscape around northern Illinois is beginning to display patches of green. I decided to take a short cut and hang out where green is a constant.

Playing with the composition of shapes, lines and patterns as presented by the flora of the Mitchell Park Conservatory in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The conservatory features three glass domes, which pretty much guarantees interesting light in which to shoot photographs.

I kept a 70-200mm zoom lens on the camera and a watchful eye for converging/diverging lines in the vegetation. Used aperture priority wide open for minimal depth of field with a slight underexposure to saturate the colors.

More flora to come.

Photographs © 2010 James Jordan.


Amber said...

These are really lovely - especially the second one. Great work!

Stacey Dawn at "Addicted to The Click" said...

That second one especially got my attention!