I was chasing a bumblebee when I saw this view of the Tuleyries Farm, in the Blue Ridge mountains. The farm is next door to the Virginia State Arboretum, near Winchester, Virginia. Many moons ago, the Blandy family gifted the state of Virginia some land to be a boys school in agriculture. Today it’s the Blandy Experimental Farm and state Arboretum. Many moons ago, perhaps as many as the Blandy Farm land exchange, the Tuleyries Farm had the foresight to keep the house and land intact so that I could take this photo. 🙂
It’s a 1/125 a second at f/9, ISO 100. I converted it to a black & white in Lightroom v.4 and did a little tweaking with exposure also.
Spring has come and the delicate flowers of the field are out! The Blue Ridge mountains were gorgeous this last week. Dogwoods, tulip trees, violets and tulips were everywhere. It was hard to make a bad photo at the Arboretum, but I tried. Of the hundreds I took, I did throw away three. 🙂
Busy week ahead. Photographing the high school musical for my son’s school. Beauty and the Beast. Lots of fun. Took cast photos two weeks ago and now the performances are up. Went to the dress rehearsal today and had a good time snapping shots of the behind the scenes work that makes a musical actually work.
More to come!