Thursday, August 9, 2012

An Afternoon at the Gardens

Lily PadsLily PadsPurple LiliesPurple LilyGlass GazeboDragonflyPink and Yellow FlowerOrange FlowersFlower Bud
Cactus PlantsBambooBW
Plant BW
Closed FlowerTree Branches
Daisies

______My mom and I visited the Birmingham Botanical Gardens yesterday for some picture-taking and exploration.  I hadn't been to the gardens for a few years (or with my DSLR before!) so it was definitely something I was glad to be able to cross off my to-do list before my ghastly and inevitable return to college.  Even though it was so humid we felt like we were swimming through someone's armpit, it was still a super fun trip.  I had lots of fun seeing things through the new perspective of a macro lens, too!

47 comments:

Jodie said...

wow your photos look amazing! I wish i lived colse to some beautiful gardens like this, although i hope it wont be too humid- i really do not fancy walking through someones armpit ha ha ha
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Jen said...

Oh hey there Ms. Photographer! ;) I'm loving these macro shots. The colors are stunning but the B&W ones are my favorite. :) Glad you checked it off your to-do list! Whooooo!

Splendidjanie! said...

These are all so gorgeous! What camera do you use? :)

Kelinha said...

Thank you for your lovely words. Maybe we could follow each other? Please, let me know*

Isquisofrenia said...

such a beautiful photos, youhave a nice camera ,thats what i need

LyddieGal said...

wow, these are some fantastically sharp and vivid photos, you new lens is killing it!
glad you crossed something off your list!

Rory said...

You are a REALLY good photographer Ali! i mean REALLY! I couldnt find one bad one in the bunch. Heck, none are even mediocre! Do you take photography or something? :) Love it! Also, swimming in an armpit sounds quite pleasurable ;)
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Borjana said...

Ohhhh how I love this post,honey!;)
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Make it simple. said...

Damn, thesee photos are amazing..
Colors are incredible.
Girl, you are a pro! :D
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Alexa said...

these shots are stunning <3 love love love them!

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stylemailbox said...

how nice! i love going to the botanical gardens and taking photos. so much beauty in nature!

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DAILY DISGUISE said...

thank you so much for your kind words on my blog! i really like all of your pictures too, you have an amazing photographer :) feel free to stop by my blog anytime! plz follow me on gfc if you like my outfits :)

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Francesca said...

Great pictures, they are so clear and beautiful! Lovely pics!

Ally O said...

Lovely pics, the flowers are just amazing!
Great blog by the way...
Would you like to follow each other?
Hope to hear from you soon
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Well... said...

I can definitely see where the quote "Images speak a thousand words" came from...haha, love the gorgeous pictures you captured Ali! You truly are an artist through and through :)

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Milex said...

wow thank you so much! I love your blog and I am your new follower :)

Northern Style Exposure said...

Inspiring

Joyce said...

These photos are so gorgeous! I especially love the one of the dragonfly :) So sharp :O And the flowers ones are beautiful too. Ahhhh I love all of these photos! And ick, swimming in armpit does not sounds like fun.

Keit said...

Oh cool macro shots!

Jodie said...

thank you so much for the kind words on my blog- im sure everything will turn out ok in the end thank you.
you should defo get your abs out!
x
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Fashion Meets Food said...

Wow these pictures are stunning! I just discovered your blog and I am your newest follower. xo

Soph said...

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Diana said...

this is such a pretty place! i wish we can cactuses up north -- amazing pictures and I love the new blog layout :)xo

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Amy said...

those are some awesome shots!

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Jonna said...

super lovely and gorgeous pictures!!!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Wao, I am totally impressed at the quality of these photos! You did a superb job! The colors are so vibrant and everything is so clear. You even got a photo of a dragonfly! So so pretty.

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LPFashionPhilosophy said...

So pretty!

ox from NYC!
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MuffinCannibal said...

Oh my God, these photos are totally amazing <3
I wish I could visit this garden :(

xoxo

Alice Barton said...

Hi! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. these photos are amazing! well done! xx
Alice Barton TheMowWay

Helena Resende said...

That is a gorgeous garden! Loved the pictures :)

Sasha said...

amazing photos! so juicy and remarkable!

Mica said...

Lovely photos :)

Bravoe Runway said...

These are amazing photos! You did a great job capturing the images, did you use the Macro setting on your dslr or AV mode? I got a t2i rebel earlier this year with a 50 mm lens and still am trying to get the lighting perfected!

Aimee Sowa said...

That Pictures are so beautiful. You got a Real Talent.

I try every Day to make better Pictures and bought Last Year a Sony Alpha 500 ;) i Hope i will get better

Erin said...

This is simply gorgeous! I would love to take photos in this garden!

xx

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Bravoe Runway said...

I'm still not well versed in all the settings on Manual so I'll have to do some practice. Your outfit photos are amazing as well! Thank you for visiting!

Xixia said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm such a fan of yours. Those close up shots are truly beautiful. :)
Hope we can keep in touch~

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monica said...

gorgeous pictures of flowers

Katie Aman said...

These are STUNNING photos! I love taking pictures of flowers because they are so perfect and beautiful. I want to turn some into art on my walls! You are quite the photographer to take photos as beautiful as these-bravo!

Nikki said...

WOW these pictures are so beautiful!!:) I love your blog! Xx

♥ Cassandra (Backtofive) said...

The garden at your area is so beautiful. Amazing pictures too!

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Mary ♡ Fashionbirds said...

These are really amazing photos, absolutely stunning and beautiful!

Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

Fashion R&D said...

What beautiful pictures! WOW!!

Bonnie said...

These pictures are GORGEOUS. The colors pop so beautifully! I'm not an outdoorsy person, but I can appreciate the beauty of the outdoors -- as long as I can be inside.

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Fashion Lookbook said...

Amazing photos.

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