so....my trip to fmg the other day. not to be confused with the bfg.
no, its the fmg i speak of and i was quite excited to get my photog on and gather some inspirational shots. if you haven't visited the gardens before, especially during the current chihuly exhibit, i am here to tell you it is basically art porn. between the incredible flowers, towering tropical plants, and sculptures of all sorts....well its a feast for the eyes + mind.
i happened to choose a balmy 92 degree day to go traipsing through the gardens with a friend + her lovely daughter, and of course my main man H. it was a perfect day, heat exhaustion aside, and i was snapping away to my heart's content.
well, all did not end well. once home i discovered two things. in the busyness of baby-handling i'd not noticed that our camera [a panasonic fz35] was still set on manual focus, when i'd been assuming i was still working on auto focus. dohhh. result: many MANY blurry photos. secondly, there were water spots in a couple places where the lens needed cleaning. more awesomeness.
here's some of what i salvaged. a recap in photos: the good, the bad + the blurred.
still a beautiful trip in all respects, just with a bit of bitter aftertaste....like not capturing even one clear image of these fabulous violet fronds [despite taking no less than 20 photos of them]. they'll just have to serve as a dreamy reminder of a summer day well spent.
oh + in case you wondered....i'm sure some of these will be rotating into the mantle frame for future enjoyment!