Ringling Museum Grounds and Gardens

Posted by on Jan 30, 2012 in Blog | 4 comments

Banyan tree, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida

Banyan tree, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida

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Ringling Museum Grounds and Gardens

The grounds and gardens also provide a wealth of photographic opportunities to anyone visiting the Ringling Museum.  As you walk past the two circus museum buildings you pass a number of fantastic Banyan Trees which I would estimate are each in excess of 150 feet in diameter.  These magnificent monsters of the natural world have always been difficult to capture but now with hdr processing we are able to master some of the extreme contrasts that exist within the banyan and create an image which is much closer to the experience actually seeing them.

Rose Blossom, Mable Ringling Rose Garden, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida

Rose Blossom, Mable Ringling Rose Garden, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida

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There are also a number of formal gardens within the grounds which even at the end of November, when I was there, provide the photographer with many targets at which to aim the lens.  Here I have captured two of the new blooms in Mable Ringling’s Rose Garden.

Rose Blossom, Mable Ringling Rose Garden, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida

Rose Blossom, Mable Ringling Rose Garden, Ringling Museum, Sarasota, Florida

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4 Comments

  1. Sounds like an awesome place to be out walking around and enjoying nature. These images are really nice, Mark. The roses are jumping off the screen practically. 😉

    Nice work, bud.
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  2. Wow I’d love to visit. Terrific shots.
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  3. This place seems to have it all Mark. Thanks for documenting it so well.
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  4. Beautiful macros buddy. Well shot!!
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