Elizabeth Park, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is the largest municipal rose garden in the United States. Located about 50 minutes from our home in Massachusetts, a photography group I belong to opted to meet here on Thursday to take advantage of the numerous roses that are now in bloom.
This lovely young lady, Megan, is the daughter of one of the members. She graciously agreed to be our model for the evening and I don’t think we could have had a better subject. Apparently, she’s modeled before for the group, but since I recently joined it’s the first time I had the pleasure of meeting her. I’m usually taking pictures of food or a tablescape or some other inanimate object, so this was a nice change of pace and a great learning experience.
What did I learn you might ask?
For one, that no matter how good the photographer might be, there’s no substitute for the ‘glow of youth’. 😉
This is the only picture I did some editing on. It was taken under a gazebo with very little light so I brightened up her face and arms a bit.
After a quick change of clothes, Megan was ready for round two. To highlight her dress, we asked her to pose in front of white and red roses.
Do you have a favorite?
Now for just a few pictures of the garden…
Lots of photo shoots take place in this park on a daily basis, and this time of year the park becomes dotted with brides eager to capture its beauty. The family in the bottom left were getting their picture taken by a photographer. (I kept it blurry to protect their privacy, but I wanted to show you that gorgeous tree. Kinda reminds me of a huge mop).
I think that’s enough beauty for now.
Back to reality.
In other news…
We had 50 yards of backfill delivered and Friday it was spread. It’s not enough but it’s a start. We had a few hiccups with the process which I’ll tell you about another time, but I’m just happy things are getting done. Maybe not as quickly as I’d like, but it never is ;).