Sep 20, 2016

Flower Photography at the Thuya Garden in Northeast Harbor, ME

During my last photo tour to Mount Desert Island and Maine Acadia National Park we finally got an opportunity to explore Thuya Garden in Northeast Harbor. With a strong flower photography portfolio this was a paradise to get lost at. Lots of flowers were surprisingly in full bloom making for great subjects. An overcast sky supported the quest for exceptional floral photography at this garden. There is a parking lot right in front of the main entrance, however parking at the bottom of the hill and climbing the staircase through Maine woodlands rewards with exceptional views of Northeast Harbor and its lobster and pleasure boats

When you go make sure to bring your tripod to steady camera gear. A polarizing filter boosts colors of the flowers and eliminates any unwanted glare on leaves and petals. I usually photograph at the lowest ISO setting to minimize camera noise. A large aperture (small f/stop setting like f/5.6 and smaller) provides a shallow depth of field that isolates the blossom from a distracting background thereby making for greater Flower Photography images.

Good light and happy photo making!


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