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Garfield Park Conservatory - Palm House #1

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 8 June 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

After an extensive renovation in 2003, the Palm House was re-envisioned as an idealized tropical landscape. Taking advantage of the size and 60 foot high roof of this spectacular house, the planting design intersperses a large variety of tropical plants with graceful towering palms.

Photo captured April 27, 2012.

My apologies on lack of comments earlier this week. I was battling allergies and sinus headaches.

NIKON D7000 1/160 second F/4.5 ISO 100 18 mm

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Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great "jungle"
nice perspective by the path leading through the picture

8 Jun 2012 5:46am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super frame

8 Jun 2012 7:43am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Great capture. I love the way you used the path to lead us off into the distance. Great angle

8 Jun 2012 7:45am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wonderful light. You make the colors sing.

8 Jun 2012 7:53am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Tremendous light and colour, super shot.

8 Jun 2012 9:37am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Man, this is perfect. Your HDR skills are very finely honed to produce stunning results like this. Love the composition with the path - well done, Steven!

8 Jun 2012 11:26am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An excellent image, perfectly processed. What a nice place to be able to visit in the dead of winter!

8 Jun 2012 11:34am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely clarity and perspective you bring to this place, Steven. Fascinating to see this tropical oasis under its vast shielding roof.

8 Jun 2012 12:43pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful colors and light in this beautiful composition . I hope you are very well now .

8 Jun 2012 12:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Quite a lovely space. Excellent light.

8 Jun 2012 5:31pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful; I like the feeling that this is a hidden tropical treasure b/c it is enclosed from the outside! Great capture!

8 Jun 2012 6:11pm

franz from Baden, Austria

great perspective ... love the greenery under that azure sky !!!

8 Jun 2012 7:28pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Another very beautiful view of this extraordinary place ! Very nice. Have a lovely day :)

8 Jun 2012 8:37pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine capture. excellent leading lines

8 Jun 2012 8:59pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

This really does look a great place

8 Jun 2012 9:35pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Hi Steven hope you have been having a great day, woke up late and then had other
things more pressing, so sorry on the late posting here. I love your location and you
have photographed it so beautifully ! I feel I am there right now, in the far end, where
I have my statuary display in full imposing force with the prerequisite coats of arms on
display, and beyond that is the farm I grew up on, fully restored and I can go out and
be full of happiness in my life !!~ , and inside this oasis, hold court with my friends ~

8 Jun 2012 10:06pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous shades of green and textures. I feel like I could sit there all day. Beautiful composition!

8 Jun 2012 11:47pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

That should be a great place to visit during winter in the Windy City! :) Nice job in capturing the size without making it loosing details.

8 Jun 2012 11:48pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

What a wonderful place.

9 Jun 2012 4:04am

tataray from france, France

Excellent te lumière et jeu d'ombres.))

9 Jun 2012 7:27am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Belle composition riche en détails avec de belles nuances !

9 Jun 2012 7:38am

Florence from Paris, France

Great colors and composition Steven, it must a very warm place (ideal in winter).

9 Jun 2012 12:16pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great perspective into this wonderful jungle !!! Color and light are amazing ...

10 Jun 2012 12:01am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

fantastic to see this lovely exotic place, it's a delightful shot.

10 Jun 2012 2:02am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Great perspective into this wonderful jungle!

I hope you get well soon Steven

10 Jun 2012 12:37pm