This weekend, the tulips at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens were in full bloom and I wanted to get by there and do some shooting. I arrived Saturday morning at opening time to avoid the expected crowds. Good thing I did, because within 60 minutes, the place was crowded with families out to enjoy the weather and views.
I shot these with an infrared camera converted camera. Why? I didn’t want to shoot the flowers in a traditional manner. I was interested in exploring the textures, lines, and curves of the flowers in a slightly abstract way. Also, the light was harsh since the sky was cloudless. Shooting infrared would remove the traditional colors and provide much softer light.