Mark your calendars for the Taste of the Gardens
The Photographers Guild will have a booth showcasing our photography. See you there!!
Saturday, August 27, 2016
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Spend a summer day strolling through beautiful gardens, perusing fine art, listening to music and enjoying a sampling of tasty foods.
The tranquil gardens surrounding the ponds of Elkhart’s historic well field are filled with artists exhibiting wares from impressive sculptures to exquisite jewelry. A variety of area restaurants serve up their scrumptious fare, wine and beverages, while local musicians entertain throughout the day.
Purchase your advanced, Discounted Event Tickets now!
Ticket price increases from $6 per person in advance to $8 at the event gate on August 27 – – purchase your tickets in advance online or at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens Visitor Cottage. Save money and time – – you’ll avoid the ticket lines when entering and get to the food, art, music and fun faster! Food and drink tickets will be sold at the event. Produced by the Elkhart Rotary Club, benefiting Wellfield Botanic Gardens.
Congratulations to Jeff Longenbaugh – winner of the Photo of the Month contest for June
This photo was taken on the 4th day of a six day raft trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Every bend in the river exposed a new fantastic vista of towering walls made of rock a million years old. In addition to these scenes that were almost religious in nature, we also found numerous, smaller side canyons created by streams making their way to the Colorado. This intimate image is one of those streams that we waded against the current to find lush vegetation, falls and eddies.
Fuji XT-1 body. Fuji 10-24 lens. F 13, Iso 200, 1/9 of a sec. Polarizer filter. Manfrotto tripod. Kirk Enterprises ballhead.
Congratulations to Kay Rhodes for winning the Photo of the Month contest.
Photo of the Month May 2016 by Kay Rhodes
This photo was taken on a cold, windy evening in February 2016, just before sunset. The location was the Naples, Florida pier. The pier is a famous spot for photographs, so my goal was to take a photo that wasn’t like the many others. I love the beauty of water and structure, so this photograph combined them both. I was drawn to the sun shining though the legs of the pier, glistening off the water and the rolling waves, and the dark sky that warned of an upcoming storm. In my mind, it was a perfect combination for taking photographs.
Camera settings: Canon 5D Mark III, EF24-105mm lens, f/8.0, 1/1250 sec., ISO 200, Focal length 24mm
Congratulations to Larry Baumgardt for winning the Photo of the Month contest.
This hawk portrait was taken in March 2016 at Homosassa Springs in Florida. This particular hawk had been injured and was recovering at the Homosassa Wildlife Park, so he/she was rather used to being around people and was kind enough to pose for me.
Camera used was a Nikon D7200 with a 70-200mm f4 lens zoomed to 175mm. Exposure was for 1/125 sec. at f5.6 using an ISO of 400.