Flower & Landscape Photography Workshop Planned

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FAR HILLS – The Somerset County Park Commission Leonard J. Buck Garden has scheduled a “Flower & Landscape Photography: II Alternative Approaches” for Tuesday, May 8, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The session will take place at Leonard J. Buck Garden, 11 Layton Road in Far Hills.

Professional photographer Brien Szabo of Nature Images 321, Inc. (www.natureimages321.com) will present the workshop.

The class, designed for all levels of digital and film photographers, will provide technical instruction focusing on alternative approaches to flower and landscape photography. Participants will explore the abstract side of photography including multiple exposure images, using filters, and blur techniques. The workshop will include a lecture and shooting session in the garden.

Fee is session is $35 per person. Pre-registration is required by calling Leonard J. Buck Garden at 1-908-234-2677, ext. 21 or NJ Relay 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment.

Leonard J. Buck Garden is one of the premier rock gardens in the eastern United States consisting of a series of alpine and woodland garden areas situated in a 29-acre wooded stream valley.

Buck Garden is a naturalistic setting incorporating large rock outcroppings creating varying exposures and microclimates that enable different plant associations to thrive. Tucked among the rocks are rare and exotic rock garden plants. The wooded trails connecting the outcroppings are lined with beautiful wild flowers that have flourished and multiplied through the years. Throughout the garden grow various ferns. At the base of the valley walls, azaleas and rhododendrons produce a colorful display in May and early June. The Buck Garden’s peak bloom is in spring, when favorite wildflowers, diminutive alpines, and delicate azaleas all compete for attention, but there is something interesting in bloom almost every week of the year.

Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found at www.somersetcountyparks.org

 


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