The Start of Spring at Macy’s

As the weather gets warmer, the plants begin to bloom. And as is pretty typical for NYC, we get Macy’s 39th Annual Flower Show. I stopped by during the closing weekend of it. It was free to the public and, if you go in the middle of the week, the crowd was manageable. The show is held in a makeshift tent/greenhouse in Herald Square with some extra showing out in the Macy’s windows for passerby to enjoy. The theme this year was Indian art. There was a wide variety of roses, orchids, and many others inside the tent which stretched the length of the Macy’s facade facing Herald Square.

The lighting in the show was not very pleasant for photography. It was a lot of florescent lighting which makes for some horrible color developing. I got to work with new tricks on post processing white balance to clean it to a level that I was happy with.

The relaxing Elephant.

The relaxing Elephant.

The centerpiece of the first section.

The centerpiece of the first section.

A better look at the centerpiece.

A better look at the centerpiece.

These are called Knockout Roses, though they weren't punching anyone.

These are called Knockout Roses, though they weren’t punching anyone.

Some of the surrounding artwork.

Some of the surrounding artwork.

More of the surrounding artwork.

More of the surrounding artwork.

The archway to the second section.

The archway to the second section.

A mishmash of color.

A mishmash of color.

I like how the blues and purples came out in this one.

I like how the blues and purples came out in this one.

Pinks and reds are always problematical when developing photos. I think this one came out fine.

Pinks and reds are always problematical when developing photos. I think this one came out fine.

Interesting mix of textures.

Interesting mix of textures.

The centerpiece to the second section.

The centerpiece to the second section.

A nicely designed gate to serve as a backdrop.

A nicely designed gate to serve as a backdrop.

What may or may not be baptisia.

What may or may not be baptisia.

A very colorful orchid.

A very colorful orchid.

A hidden wall fountain at the end of the second section.

A hidden wall fountain at the end of the second section.

I love the coloring of this orchid.

I love the coloring of this orchid.

I have no idea what plant this is, but it looks like a painting.

I have no idea what plant this is, but it looks like a painting.

Pulling out the color of the orchid by de-saturating everything around it.

Pulling out the color of the orchid by de-saturating everything around it.

These almost look plastic-y.

These almost look plastic-y.

Using the shadows of a tent in the third section to create a nice image.

Using the shadows of a tent in the third section to create a nice image.

A mix of colors.

A mix of colors.

More light play to make this look almost like a painting.

More light play to make this look almost like a painting.

The lonely rose in shadow.

The lonely rose in shadow.

Next week: Some early spring and a storm in Central Park.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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