LongWood Gardens

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Thanks Michael, appreciate it. [Cheers!] These Photos were taken with a Canon SD200 3.2mpxl. My wife and I, brother and his girl friend took my mom their this past Saturday for mother's day. Very nice place. [ May 10, 2005, 04:55 PM: Message edited by: buster ]
 
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buster, Very nice...where are these gardens?...I lived in New Jersey twice (was at McGuire AFB) and don't remember hearing about them.
 
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They are in Chadd's Ford, Pennsylvania. I live about 30 minutes from their on the NJ side. It's really a nice place. One of Dupont's estates is part of the gardens. If your in the area, I highly recommend it. [Cheers!]
 
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I've been there many times in my younger years. The place is intoxicating!! The conservatory is just awesome. Those Dupont royalty really knew how to build an estate.
 
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I'm seriously blown away by the bottom photo of the white tulips. I'm not a camera expert, but to those that take pictures, is that a good photo? The clarity of this camera is excllent. [ May 10, 2005, 09:04 PM: Message edited by: buster ]
 
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Originally posted by buster: I'm seriously blow away by the bottom photo of the white tulips. I'm no camera expert, but to those that take pictures, is that a good photo? The clarity of this camera is excllent.
yes, it is a good pic. it is one of those shots that breaks the primary rule of traditional photography: the sun isn't behind the shooter. See how the light seems to come thru the flowers? That and the superb effect it gives comes from shooting slightly into the sun. A polarizer may have been used as well, the sky is fabulously well saturated, but that's also a common digital artifact (slight polarization). Here's a hint, tho...it's not the camera, it's the photographer. Buster done good. real good.
 
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Originally posted by kenw: Here's a hint, tho...it's not the camera, it's the photographer. Buster done good. real good.
You beat me to it and said it more eloquently. That picture was worth of a good long look.
 
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Thanks for the compliment. I got lucky with that one. I actually blew it up to a 5 X 7 and framed it. I don't think I can go much larger without decreasing the image quality. Camera is only 3.2 mpxls.
 
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Buster, I took my 2.1 images up to 8x10 quite often with no problems. I have excellent results at good ol' Walmart.com. If it is still full size (ie, not cropped a lot), I believe it should do 8x10 easily. Give it a try, it will look great matted and framed.
 
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HAAAAA [LOL!] Nice...the RL is great stuff no doubt, and I have to hand it to RL for never waivering to outside pressures, but for my car it's over kill not to mention I can find M1 much easier, which is the main reason.
 
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Originally posted by buster: I'm seriously blown away by the bottom photo of the white tulips. I'm not a camera expert, but to those that take pictures, is that a good photo? The clarity of this camera is excllent.
Could use a little larger aperture for a little less depth of field. The trees are too clear. [Smile] A little distracting. While your at it a different background altogether would probably work better [LOL!] I just have pick on you for not using that RL 5w20 ! Seems like a good camera.
 
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I love Longwood Gardens. I used to live in Maryland and the drive there in PA was only an hour up route 1. I had to relocate due to work and now live in Texas. Been here almost 2 years and just seeing your pics made me think of how I need to go back there again. The indoor displays are awesome too and don't even get me started on the Christmas displays!
 
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