Magnolia Gardens

For years, I’ve seen amazing images from the Charleston area posted by my  buddy Tony Sweet.  One of his most recognized images from this area is from Magnolia Gardens.  I have dreamed of getting to Charleston to photograph in this special place for awhile. In the last few days, that dream has come true and all I can say is, WOW!  It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever photographed. Today’s image is from an oft photographed bridge with the beautiful Azaleas surrounding it.  For my processing, I’ve added a low opacity layer of Alien Skin Snap Art.

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  1. Stan Silverman April 4, 2013 at 2:52 am #

    Wow! Beautiful image John. Very painterly. I guess that’s the Alien Skin. Looks like you hit the Azaleas at the perfect time. Can’t wait to see more.

  2. Frank April 4, 2013 at 3:21 am #

    Very well done!

  3. Anne April 4, 2013 at 3:49 am #

    Lovely John I was there last week. It was FREEZING. I hope you are enjoying more seasonable weather

  4. Rad April 4, 2013 at 6:22 am #

    Tremendous, John!

  5. Luna Lovegood April 4, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    Told ya…beautiful image.

  6. Denise Bush April 4, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    Beautiful John! Are the blossoms right on time this year? Looks like you hit it just right.

  7. Linda Russo April 4, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Captured beautifully, John. I was there last Spring: an awesome place to photograph:)

    • Karl Graf April 4, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

      Beautiful image John. I was there at almost the same spot several years ago. The azaleas were not yet at their peak. Alas, my image was just ho hum. Time to go back and try B&W.

  8. al campoli April 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    Hi John,

    Took the same shot a couple of years ago. Beautiful place to be in the spring. Love your shot!!

  9. janice April 4, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Absolutely lovely, John. Looks like a page from a fairytale.

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