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April Dawn Dahlia © 2017 Patty Hankins

Dazzling Dahlia 2017 Part 3

In early September I had a chance to visit Longwood Gardens for the annual Dahlia Show presented by the Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society. I love photographing flowers at this show – there are always hundreds of spectacular dahlias at peak bloom to photograph. I thought I’d share a few of my photos from the show with you today.    …

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Center of a Red and Yellow Tulip © 2017 Patty Hankins

Center of a Red and Yellow Tulip – New Photo

  I’ve recently added a new photo – Center of a Red and Yellow Tulip – to my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website Another close up photo of a beautiful tulip – this time the center of a red and yellow tulip. I’ve been absolutely amazed at all the types of tulips I’ve been able to find to photograph in my studio. For this one,…

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Fall Color Reflections © 2017 Patty Hankins

Introducing Seven New Photographs!

I’ve recently added seven new photographs to my website. And as I look at the new photos, and some of my other recent photos, I’m starting to see some real changes in the photos I’m taking, editing and sharing. The new photos include three flowers, three abstract reflections and a landscape. I’m really excited to share my new photos with…

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Left at a Grave in Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans © 2017 Patty Hankins

Left on a Grave at Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans 2

One of the things I noticed on my first visit to Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans was all the little mementos left on the tombs I saw everything from Mardi Gras Beads to little stuffed animals on the curbs of the graves. I recently shared some of my photos in this series, I thought I’d share the rest of them…

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Art Deco Rose © 2017 Patty Hankins

Art Deco Roses – In the Studio

I recently edited up  a series of photos I took of some lovely soft pink art deco roses in my studio. I really loved all the swirls and patterns I saw in the centers of the flowers so that’s what most of the photos are focused on.              

New Found Gap, Great Smoky Mountains National Park ©2017 Patty Hankins

New Found Gap, Great Smoky Mountains National Park – New Photo

I’ve recently added a new photo – New Found Gap, Great Smoky Mountains National Park  – to my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website This is one of those scenes I’ve been wanting to capture for years. A beautiful day, blue skies, mountains, clouds – what more could a photographer ask for. Finally on my recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park I…

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Detail of Lino Taliapeitra’s Mandara at the Renwick Gallery in Washington DC

A Visit to the Renwick Gallery

Last week I spent a wonderful morning exploring the Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC. Dedicated to the celebration of contemporary craft, the Renwick Gallery is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is located just across the street from the Old Executive Office Building and up the street from the White House. One of the things I love about the Renwick…

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Bloomquist Pumpkin Dahlia © 2017 Patty Hankins

Dazzling Dahlias 2017 part 2

In early September I had a chance to visit Longwood Gardens for the annual Dahlia Show presented by the Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society. I love photographing flowers at this show – there are always hundreds of spectacular dahlias at peak bloom to photograph. I thought I’d share a few of my photos from the show with you today.    …

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Left at a Grave in Lafayette Cemetery, New Orleans © 2017 Patty Hankins

Left at a Grave at Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans

One of the things I noticed on my first visit to Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans was all the little mementos left on the tombs I saw everything from Mardi Gras Beads to little stuffed animals on the curbs of the graves. I’d thought I’d share some of them with you today.                …

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Yellow & Pink © 2017 Patty Hankins

Yellow & Pink – New Photo

  I’ve recently added a new photo –Yellow & Pink – to my BeautifulFlowerPictures.com website i’m becoming more and more fascinated with abstract close up photographs of flowers. When I saw these petals of a pink & yellow tulip in my viewfinder, I knew I wanted to present them as panoramic just showing the colors in petals. Yellow & Pink is available…

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