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Fern Room - Garfield Park Conservatory

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 6 June 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

View from the main entrance to the Fern Room at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois. Jens Jensen, who designed the Conservatory in 1906, wanted to give visitors a glimpse of what Illinois might have looked like millions of years ago. Lush ferns, rocky outcroppings and an indoor lagoon evoke the swampy landscape of prehistoric Chicago. The Fern Room is home to the palm-like cycad; one of the oldest species of plants on earth.

Photo captured April 27, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/100 second F/4.5 ISO 100 18 mm

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Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

So refreshing a green sight to view, excellent framing

6 Jun 2012 5:05am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The scene reminds me of a reconstruction of ancient flora on Earth. Wonderful image. The composition and color are fantastic.

6 Jun 2012 6:43am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A soft and lush shot, especially balanced with the texture of the ceiling. Hmm, to imagine the 'olden days,' as in a million or so years ago.....that's a neat concept. :-)

6 Jun 2012 6:45am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice place
Have a lovely day :)

6 Jun 2012 6:58am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nicely done

6 Jun 2012 7:17am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very good, this one has a nice warm feeling

6 Jun 2012 9:56am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

That's incredble what's been done here in the conservatory. If I'm ever in Chicago, I'm defeinitely going to be visiting this place. Great shot, Steven!

6 Jun 2012 11:03am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful !

6 Jun 2012 11:32am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a wonderful, warm, moist environment for this collection of ferns!

6 Jun 2012 12:07pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A lovely 'lost world' feel - excellent image!

6 Jun 2012 1:54pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

What an amazing site to see ~ beautiful and lush ~ fantastic photo!

6 Jun 2012 3:56pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

I like your HDR work Steven - really great image

6 Jun 2012 4:11pm

Florence from Paris, France

You DHR Steven, your HDR ! ;-))))

6 Jun 2012 5:56pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful collection of ferns. Some are huge!

6 Jun 2012 10:03pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Lush indoors and beautifully photographed and processed.

6 Jun 2012 10:15pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Lovely place.

7 Jun 2012 12:00am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! So many different types of fern! Beautiful image!

7 Jun 2012 12:15am

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

So beautiful tones and atmosphere !

7 Jun 2012 4:08am

Yonatan from New York, United States

Very nice HDR. You've got symmetry here with my eyes resting on the waterfall in the distance.

7 Jun 2012 11:41am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful. Very nicely done. :)

7 Jun 2012 5:27pm

franz from Baden, Austria

a very appealing combination of nature and technology in this green ambience !!

7 Jun 2012 7:38pm