Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pretty Things

Last week we took our houseguests down to Brookgreen Gardens, which is along the coast, south of Myrtle Beach. 
It was founded in 1931, by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, as a kind of “garden museum’, to preserve the native flora and fauna of the Low country, and to display objects of art within that natural setting. Brookgreen Gardens is a National Historic Landmark with the most significant collection of figurative sculpture in an outdoor setting by American artists in the world and it also has the only zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums on the coast of the Carolinas.
It’s quite a peaceful place to spend a day ……. and I took all kinds of pictures that day, with the hope of turning some of them into photographs to hang along the walls of a hallway in our home. These are some of the pictures i took, along with some of the ways i manipulated the photos to frame.
Click to emBIGGERate.
The original photo...
... and after playing with it.

I loved the simplicity of the faces ....
This is a Native American statue that is quite morbid,
but ultimately fascinating to look at ....
.... a little contrast .....
.... and a little color.
Lily pads ......
.... turned brilliant
Up into the trees ......
.... and then highlight some color.
The stairs to "Beyond The Garden Wall" ....

I love playing with the photos, cropping, coloring, contrasting. Some of them turned out so much to my liking that it's just a mater of mattes and frames and :::bam::: art wall.

2 comments:

R.J. said...

I really like the black and white stairs photo as well as the one you highlighted the leaves on. Nice work!

Harper's Keeper said...

wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing them