Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Dee's Garden

At the house in Montauk, Amy's neighbor is Dee and she is a professional gardener.  To brighten up the house and grounds she has made a garden in a number of planter boxes.  I love the way she has planted them - in a conversation she said that she does "crowd" the plants, and I prefer that, instead of having each plant surrounded dirt.  I don't know the first thing about garden design, but I love what she has done here.  I photographed the boxes at several times over three days, and I can't decide which image is my favorite.  I should tell you about the last photo - the house was owned by a long-time fishing boat captain in Montauk where he raised his family, and to this day some of the old nets and floats hang on the fence.  I think this photograph has a problem - even with a long telephoto lens, both the flowers in the foreground, and the fence in the background are still both pretty sharp.  I wish there was a way to make the fence more blurry.  So which is your favorite photograph?


Anonymous said...

Very cheery and bright!

Anonymous said...

I actually like the last one with the nets and floats the best. Would not want a blurry fence...bsk