I took these butterfly pics at Deep Cut Gardens, a park in NJ, with my telephoto lens on my Canon T1i. Aren’t they beautiful and photogenic?
I live near two lakes by my house, and I always see dragonflies flying all over the place. When I first bought myself a Canon, I decided to take a ride over to the lake. I told my husband that I would not leave until I took two photos of the dragonflies. This was quite difficult since dragonflies fly around so rapidly. I managed to take two good photos and I wanted to share! Enjoy!
My Chocolate Lab, Brandy, is by far the best pet that I have ever owned my entire life. My husband and I bought her 9 years ago, and she is the best purchase we have ever made. Brandy has a very kind, loyal and innocent disposition. Even at 9 years old, she is still as playful and energetic as she was when she was a puppy. When I walk through the door after a long day at work, Brandy makes all of my problems from the day go away. I look forward to my husband saying “Brandy, give mommy kisses.” Brandy then proceeds to jump up to give me kisses. I think it is so cute how she associates me with “mommy.” I wanted to share some photos of Brandy that I took of her at home while playing catch. She absolutely loves catch and, of course, getting her picture taken.
Last summer, my friend (who is also into photography) asked me to accompany her to a park in New Jersey called “Deep Cut Gardens” to take some photos. At first, I was a little hesitant to go because I didn’t think that I could get any great photos.
When I think of parks, I think of little kids running around screaming, a germ infested playground, a sandbox filled with children, gossiping mothers,miserable babysitters, proud parents, soccer moms, soccer games, ice-cream trucks and ice cream wrappers etc. etc. Oh, and lets not forget that this was in the middle of August and it was nearly 93 degrees outside. So, this was not very tempting at the time!
Then I thought, heck, why not, I could add some photos of families to the good ole portfolio. When we arrived there, I was in awe. It was not like any other typical park, nor was it like any other park that I had ever been to previously.
This park was amazingly beautiful. I mean STUNNING! If you ever have a chance to visit NJ, you must visit Deep Cut Gardens. It is 54 acres of beautiful trees, flowers and green houses. A photographer’s dream! I could not stop snapping photos!
I have attached the link, so check out the photos on the website. I am also attaching two photos of mine that I had taken when I was there.
Enjoy! I hope you embark on the journey to Deep Cut Gardens! It is absolutely gorgeous!