Earlier this spring, I took a four week photography course at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden called "The Magic Hour: Photography at Dusk." To tell the truth, I wasn't terribly impressed with the class and I didn't feel like I learned a whole lot, but I did get to photograph the garden after hours when there were very few people around, which was really cool.
Here are a few of my favorites from my first day of class:
Some magnolias (I think):
A couple of daffodils: I really like this photo because the bokeh kind of reminds me of a watercolor painting.
(Submitted to the Happiness Project at Leigh vs. Laundry and Sweet Shot Tuesdays at My 3 Boybarians.)
And another lone magnolia petal hanging on late in the season:
(Submitted to Black and White Wednesday at the Long Road to China.)
I also want to thank Bethany at the Five Subject Notebook for choosing me as the first place winner in her photo challenge for "happy" for this photo, which was also taken at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden: