Hi everyone. Paul Erickson, here.
In New England, we’ve had a long spell of rainy weather—what the weather casters call “raw and dreary.” What photographers know so well, however, is that a gray-drearly landscape can offer spectacular and exciting opportunities to capture images of the jewel-like formations on leaves and flowers, with or without a flash. This presumes that it’s not raining so hard that you are going to damage your camera. Although recent developments in camera housings allow a photographer to work amidst torrential downpours, providing unusual photo opportunities.
This week, I’ve been capturing photos for a musical video/piece I’m editing as part of a show that I present at a variety of speaking venues, including retirement communities (some of my all-time favorite audiences).
One of my destinations is Long Hill Gardens, a Massachusetts Trustees (of Reservations) properties in Beverly, MA. The assortment of plants from around the world in this garden provide unending opportunities to immerse yourself in a lush sanctuary of colors and forms—even after the rain. #thetrustees
Take your camera to a rain-sprinkled garden and prepare for enchantment.