New York Botanical in Monochrome

Took a trip up to the New York Botanical Gardens to see the Orchid exhibit. Before we dive into those shots, here are some images of the show and gardens when I went with the monochromatic approach.

Taking away color makes you look more at texture and petal shape.

Taking away color makes you look more at texture and petal shape.

A fountain surrounded by vines.

A fountain surrounded by vines.

Focus on the details.

Focus on the details.

Using the light to single out the flower.

Using the light to single out the flower.

Does your foot fit in here?

Does your foot fit in here?

A string of tiny orchids.

A string of tiny orchids.

Looks like faeries riding an insect.

Looks like faeries riding an insect.

Closeup of an orchid.

Closeup of an orchid.

Macro image of the orchid.

Macro image of the orchid.

Looks like birds on the petals.

Looks like birds on the petals.

Bringing out the speckles.

Bringing out the speckles.

More shoes.

More shoes.

Playing with shadow.

Playing with shadow.

Speckles and textures.

Speckles and textures.

Smoothness amidst the flowers.

Smoothness amidst the flowers.

Enjoying the cherry blossoms.

Enjoying the cherry blossoms.

The house on the river.

The house on the river.

Solo-ing out the blossoms.

Solo-ing out the blossoms.

Next week: The Orchid Show.

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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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