No one ever thinks about going to botanical gardens in the winter here in the midwest, mainly because, well, it’s kind of hard to grow pretty flowers when you usually have inches of snow on the ground. We didn’t get snow this winter until fairly late, but once we got a good couple of inches, I decided to head over to the Toledo Botanical Garden. Even if there weren’t any flowers blooming, the garden still has a lot of interesting sculptures, and I was curious to see how the sculptures looked in the dead of winter.
Unfortunately I didn’t have much in the way of light to work with — these Toledo winters are awfully grey and bleary — but I still like how these turned out. I’m still not confident in my eye for composition, though, so any constructive criticism any of you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
I haven’t edited these photos down any, except to reduce them in size, rotate them (when necessary), and sharpen them after reduction. As always, if you want the originals (taken at 2048 × 1536 resolution), e-mail me at (my first name)@(myfirstname)(mylastname).org.
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