photography

Photos of 2016

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Miscellaneous

Can it actually be 2017? Did any of you make New Year’s resolutions? Well, if you are a garden photographer, now is the time to put your files in order. You’re not shooting much this time of year, and spending way too much time indoors wishing you could be outdoors. Spend a couple hours organizing [...]

American Trees

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Trees and Shrubs

This must be the season for trees here at Gardening Gone Wild. Some of you may still be raking up leaves (and composting on site, right?), like I do with my Tupelo leaves – my most dependable tree for fall colors.  Nyssa sylvatica is native to the East Coast but is a great garden tree almost [...]

Why I Love Light (and a Selfie Suggestion)

– Posted in: Garden Musings, Garden Photography, Succulents

Garden writer and photographer Bren Haas, when interviewing me about my career and books, asked if I’d had a mentor for my photography or painting. I told her, “Light is a great teacher. I become transfixed when I see sunlight glittering on leaves, shadow patterns, or some lovely translucence. I’m uncomfortable in the presence of ‘wrong’ light—i.e. a windowless [...]

How to Photograph Trees

– Posted in: Garden Photography, Trees and Shrubs

A recent visit to the Arnold Arboretum in Boston provided a glorious opportunity to photograph trees.  After all, the word “arbor” is Latin for tree and arboreta are collections of trees.  What better a place to go to work with my camera. I confess I was once uninterested in traditional arboretums because there tends to be little structure to [...]