Purple, Botanical Gardens, and Tannic Acid

posted by tucker

Botanical gardens are really awesome places. In Atlanta, it’s great to be surrounded by nature and wonderful flowers while seeing the entire cityline and skyscrapers in the background. In maine, it is purely nature surrounded by nature, with clean air, the ocean, and more nature. And you know I’m a sucker for flowers 🙂 I had the macro on most of the time, and I will get around to posting those up on MobileMe. For now I will post two hand-held HDRs that I took with the 16-35, as there was no time for a tripod between my parents wandering ahead and Eleni making fun of me for my weakness for flowers… but hey, they are pretty and I don’t care how cliché! I spent my entire school career doing art photography; a little cliché can’t hurt now and then. But it won’t hold a candle to what Giacomo and Andrew are sure to post in the aftermath of their Yosemite adventure, and I honestly hope I can find better subject matter (for HDRs anyway; the macros today came out great) in the coming days. For now, some purple and some tannic acid.

One of these things is not like the other....

The decaying plant matter releases tannic acid, and the tannins make the water brownish red. It's also what's in tea.. :O

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