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Obregado Madeira

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 22 April 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The last shot of this series is another view of the Botanic Gardens in Funchal. I could go on but you have to call a halt somewhere. Here in the UK spring is whizzing by at a hundred miles an hour. Half way through the tulips and the apple trees are in blossom. At this time of year so much is going on I want to be in at least three places at once.
The clouds are burnt out in this one I'm afraid. I looked in my version of photoshop (an old one) and can't find a tool (shadows/highlights) to do something about it other than the burn in one, which is not satisfactory.

NIKON D70s 1/160 second F/10.0 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

wow great compo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

22 Apr 2009 9:58am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Very colourful on the ground with lots of things to look at with some nice detail, yes it is a pity about the sky, to much burning can make it unreal

22 Apr 2009 10:01am

@P J W Miller: Yes looking at it again perhaps I should have cropped some of the sky out.

k@ from Paris, France

What great patterns & colors and view ! Does it smell good too ?

22 Apr 2009 10:11am

@k@: In places, though not this particular one.

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

A fine photograph to end the excellent series, Grouser. Superb work

22 Apr 2009 10:13am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

The sky one can forgive when the rest of the image jumps out and bites!!! Fantastic shot and a great series!!!
Hay, notice I got to comment early...thats cos I am up far to late in the evening and you have just appeared on my blog watch!!! I don't think we will ever sort the time thing out but at least we know it happens!!!

22 Apr 2009 11:05am

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

a very beautiful view! Neat how they planted all these flowers. Looks like another beautiful spot to be. Nice capture even with the bright sky. :)

22 Apr 2009 11:41am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

That's a great shot! Nice colors!

22 Apr 2009 11:54am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Super shot. I love folk who have the vision to plant patterns and know what they are going to look like from a distance.

22 Apr 2009 12:54pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Nice colours and compo shame about the sky,maybe it´s time to bite the bullet and get hold of a newer Photoshop..I got Elements 6 for Crimbo and it´s very useful.Although it can´t replace the old Photographers eye for a shot !!

22 Apr 2009 1:27pm

peter from new york, United States

these gardens are so beautiful and you can tell so much effort goes into their maintenance. nice shot grouser

22 Apr 2009 3:10pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

Just thinking how many hours you could spend enjoying this garden, it is quite beautiful. A crop is the best solution, although the sky isn't a disaster.

22 Apr 2009 4:16pm

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

Actually, I have just copied some old slides from this town... going back to the 1970's... how odd is that...

22 Apr 2009 4:19pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Lovely shot, i love cactus. dont worry about the sky. once you have burnt out the highlights you cant get it back, only thing to do is change the hole sky, but i think its really nice as is

22 Apr 2009 6:24pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

wow! the sky looks painted in!! :) a gorgeous and engaging shot!!

22 Apr 2009 8:49pm

Gilles Martineau from Granby, Québec, Canada

I love the compo of this scenery !

22 Apr 2009 11:32pm

Bookfool from Mississippi, United States

That's a pretty impressive place. I like the sky. There's so much going on in the gardens that the sky is secondary and I think it actually serves to keep the focus where it belongs.

23 Apr 2009 12:25am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Very nice place!

23 Apr 2009 10:38am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

it looks beautiful. i love the cacti.

25 Apr 2009 1:23am

Daryl from Farnham, United Kingdom

What an amazing place!

17 May 2009 5:23pm

1/160 second
27 mm (35mm equiv.)