An amazing Botanical Garden with beautiful glass sculptures.
One of the Jewel locations of St louis is the St. Louis Botanical Garden. I love the placement of glass artist Dale Chihuly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Chihuly and mosaic artist Nicki Saint Phalle http://www.nikidesaintphalle.org/press/20080107_missouri_botanical_garden . Both of the artists works are a lomographers dream. I have on many occasions wondered around finding great views and angles with the great light plays of the glass. The St. Louis Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark. It also has the distinction of being the oldest botanical garden in the United States at one hundred and fifty years old.
The grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden feature gardens, modern and traditional, and living collections of major groups of ornamental and practical plants. The greenhouses hold a world of conservatories display plants native to lands from the edge of the earth away from St. Louis Missouri. The St. Louis Botanical Garden is also known as “Shaw’s Garden” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Shaw_(botanist) ) Henry Shaw a botanist bought what is now the gardens after he retired at forty years old from family hardware business. He built his home here and began his intense interests in botany one of the largest landowners in St. Louis in 1840. “Shaw’s Garden." Henry Shaw’s was given to the city of St. Louis in 1859. Lomographers when you are in St. Louis make it to Shaw’s garden you will not be disappointed.
Though I am not a professional, photography is in my genes. My father was a photographer and technician in the Air Force and accumulated a number of cameras during his life. This is a story about one of those cameras, a Yashica 635 TLR. I brought the camera—after being in storage for about 55 years—back to life with a roll of Portra 160 during the golden hour at Bellevue Botanical Gardens in Washington.
Battersea Park is on the south bank of the River Thames. With 200 acres of green space, you’ll get plenty of space for some amazing shots. The park has everything - wildlife, sports, gardens, a children’s zoo, and even a pagoda! What more could you wish for?
Sonia pushed the Petzval lens test one step further by shooting with expired black and white film. The results are amazing, and the grain gave life to these beautiful Petzval portraits! Learn more about this photographer and her love for films, and catch a glimpse of her photos, taken in romantic Paris.
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Have a gander at these lovely community-taken lomographs captured with the Diana+ 75mm Premium Glass Lens and find out how you can earn piggies and have your very own photographs be featured on the Online Shop!
Using my Canon EOS 20D, I already discovered the amazing bokeh effect of the Petzval Lens. So I was really excited to try it with my favorite digital hybrid camera, Olympus OM-D E-M5. Just attach an adaptor and off you go!