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Conservatory Flowers


Pink Bleeding Hearts


White Bleeding Hearts

It seems like this variety of Bleeding Heart is seen less often than the pinkish version.

Thursday’s Flora




*A non-botanical term to describe the little feeler-like  do-widgets in the center of the flower. ( Three hyphenations in one sentence- a new, personal best! 🙂 )

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Pair of flowers shot on film in the Volunteer Park Conservatory.

Conservatory Images

Three film images shot in 2006 at the Volunteer Park Conservatory (Seattle)  in May , 2006. While I am in the process of through the 500+ photos I took the past few days in New York I thought I would share some items from the archive.

Cactus and More

A few more film images from the Conservatory scanned into PC.


I think these two flowers are hydrangeas?? Again, scanned into the PC from a film print. I’ve tried to articulate a difference between shooting film vs digital. There are probably many differences, but one that strikes me is that film images sometimes have a softness about them. I guess with Photoshop anything can be altered to look like anything. Outside of the act of editing I think  this softness is something that strikes me. I guess the same point has been made between vinyl recordings and digital; the vinyl recordings have a ‘softness’ to them, if I were to choose one word to explain the difference.

Conservatory Flowers

A few more scanned images from the Volunteer Park Conservatory.

Conservatory Flowers


Thought I would post some non-winter images today and perhaps for the next
couple of days. These images were taken on my Minolta X-700 ( that is all I can
remember) and scanned into PC. Location: Volunteer Park Conservatory.

From Film Archive

BlossomblossomSome film images I scanned a couple of years ago. Shot on my Minolta X-700 I believe at the conservatory in Volunteer Park, Seattle.blossoms

Conservatory Flower

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Since we are still waiting for Spring in Seattle I thought I would post an image from my trip to the Conservatory a few weeks ago. The temp today is 46 and it is gray and raining-not the kind of conditions that make for good outdoor images. Besides, I don’t think my D80 is waterproof. There is a pattern in many of my images of flowers/blossoms. Sometimes I will use flash, but most of the time I try not to in order to get this dreamy, soft quality. Plant details are really cool, but I also like to soften the appearance.

Volunteer Park Conservatory, Pt.4

Yellowish & BlueOne DropTwo more examples of plants from the conservatory. Cactus pedal seems to be carefully cradling a large droplet of water ( not put there by me ). The blue background foliage on the other plant seems to somehow carry over to the yellow leaf of the above plant.

Heart-Shaped Buds-Revisited

Heart-shaped Buds

 Heart-shaped buds on a plant in the Conservatory. Dr. Strangelove might see them as bombs or bomblets? I’ve recently found out that this is a Bleeding Heart plant.

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