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Garfield Park Conservatory

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 20 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The reflecting pool seen as you enter the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois.

The Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest and most stunning conservatories in the nation. Often referred to as "landscape art under glass," the Garfield Park Conservatory occupies approximately 4.5 acres inside and out, and includes cold frames and propagating where thousands of plants are grown each year for displays in City parks and spaces. Garfield Park Conservatory is located in Garfield Park — a 184-acre site located on Chicago's redeveloping Westside designed as a pleasure ground by William LeBaron Jenney — and is the oldest of the three great original Westside parks (Humboldt, Garfield, and Douglas).

Photo captured May 3, 2011.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/50 second F/6.3 ISO 100 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I've been shouting for years that we need one of these in South Shields.looks like I'll be sending a few folks here to take a look Steven.

20 May 2011 7:28pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

nice reflections and fantastic HDR processing

20 May 2011 7:29pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice scene, great details everywhere.

20 May 2011 7:31pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful image, Steven - love the textures and detail in the frame.

20 May 2011 7:33pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Nicely done and a peaceful scene.

20 May 2011 7:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful composition and HDR. The foliage in there is beautiful and perfect framing!

20 May 2011 7:36pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, what a beautiful conservatory - I so wish we had one nearby. You captured it wonderfully - well done!

21 May 2011 4:22am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

I like the contrast between structure and organic forms - great shot!

21 May 2011 4:52am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Fabulous shot. It almost has my allergies going.

21 May 2011 5:47am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow... This is so beautiful... The reflections ans the composition are fantastic. Enjoy your weekend :)

21 May 2011 6:47am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A great shot with wonderful depth and clarity. Reminds me of my beloved Allan Gardens Conservatory, just across the way from where I live downtown here... a place that I love to wander through a few times a year, especially when the snow is flying and I need to look at tropical foliage!

21 May 2011 11:27am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Superb shot! Nice composition and colours...

21 May 2011 11:39am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An elegant image and place. The reflections are wonderful.

21 May 2011 8:20pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh my - what a marvel this is! Just spectacularly detailed and yet it all blends and is such delight to look around - I could spend hours on this cene I think, just staring at it! Wonderful blend of stuctural and natural elements working in a very beautiful symphony. This is just awesome!

21 May 2011 8:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


21 May 2011 11:53pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very beautiful! An instant favourite!

22 May 2011 1:18am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

a very impressive scenery and perfekt framed! i love all these green tones and shades!

23 May 2011 9:45am