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A Magical Bridal Shower Experience at Hillwood Museum & Gardens! by Jo-Ann Rolle

May 2023 - A Magical Bridal Shower Experience at Hillwood Museum & Gardens!

About the Image(s)

Last weekend, we threw a memorable bridal shower for my dear friend who adores tea, art, and gardens! We couldn't have found a more perfect venue than the enchanting Hillwood Museum and Gardens in Washington, DC, which beautifully combines all her passions in one magical location.

Though we opted not to take the full tour, I couldn't resist capturing the essence of this stunning place through my lens. The picturesque gardens and mesmerizing glasshouses left us speechless!

Surprisingly, it wasn't my trusty Canon that captured the most captivating shot of the day, but my iPhone 13 Pro! Sometimes, the best moments are captured with the most unexpected tools. The image , I believe, truly encapsulates the essence of Hillwood's charm.

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6 comments posted

Alan Kiecker   Alan Kiecker
I think you have done a very nice job of capturing the essence of the location. One thing I particularly like is how sharp the image is from foreground all the way to the background. The sidewalk makes for a very nice leading line taking the viewer right up to the entrance. The exposure is spot on. The fluffy white clouds with the blue sky ... awesome! It certainly was a nice day for the event. Well done!   Posted: 05/10/2023 17:00:24
Jo-Ann Rolle   Jo-Ann Rolle
Thank you Alan. I am working harder at composition and I was pleased with this one.   Posted: 05/10/2023 18:23:59

David Kepley   David Kepley
Love Hillwood!! My wife and I get there at least once a year!!

Leading lines take your ey up the path and towards the greenhouse! Good compositional element! You also lucked out with a nice blue sky with interesting clouds! Suggest you level the roof of the greenhouse.   Posted: 05/13/2023 10:43:57
Jo-Ann Rolle   Jo-Ann Rolle
Thanks David. I keep trying. Will work on the roof of the greenhouse.   Posted: 05/29/2023 21:33:06

Craig Callan   Craig Callan
I think that this composition is still somewhat static, with the centered greenhouse entrance lined up with the trees. I see tow solutions for this image: either go with full blown static by shootings straight down the walkway (perhaps from a low angle) or by pointing the camera so the entrance is located more to the left side of the photo, even cropping out the bushes to the left of the walkway.   Posted: 05/14/2023 21:08:43
Jo-Ann Rolle   Jo-Ann Rolle
Craig, I like both of your suggestions; shooting down the walkway with a low angle would be more direct. Croping out the left would give more prominence to the doorway opened on the right.   Posted: 05/29/2023 21:35:57


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