I went to the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park yesterday and was shooting photos of a group of sculptures on loan from the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Those photos did not turn out well, but as I was leaving the rooftop garden where they are on display, I saw this flowering plant by the exit. I really like how the image came out.
The Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is just five or so miles from my house and a great place to go to shoot photographs. I got there at opening time this morning, 9:00 a.m., and spent an hour shooting.
Henry Moore’s “Bronze Form,” cast in 1985.
Henry Moore’s “Bronze Form,” cast in 1985
“Cabin Creek,” by Deborah Butterfield
I stopped by the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park this afteroon to get some practice with my camera. Here are some of the shots from the session. (Click on a photo to see a larger image.)
“B-Tree II,” by sculptor, photographer, and mathematician Kenneth Snelson.
“Galileo’s Wedge,” by Beverly Pepper
“Disk in the Form of a Desert Rose,” by Arnaldo Pomodor
These next three photos are of “Aria,” by Alexander Liberman.
I have tried to get a decent photo of “Eve,” by Auguste Rodin but have never quite been satisfied. This one comes close but the focus is kind of mushy.
One of the things I am trying to do is to envision things in black and white. Some of the photos I took today converted nicely, I think.