Strasbourg Revisited

This time of year I like to revisit old images and sometimes edit them with newer tools. This image was originally in color. A friend of mine recently purchased a mirrorless camera and I love that you can actually “see” a color image in black and white before you shoot it. Unfortunately my camera does not have that ability. So I used the NIK Silver FX tool to create the monochrome versions.

It was a dark and blustery day when the original as taken so I thought it might actually look better in monochrome. What do you think?

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Strasbourg France

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Yet Another Beautiful Orchid

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden is one of the premier conservatories in The United Sates. We are members and visit a lot yet each time I visit the Orchid Room I see an orchid in bloom that I have never seen before like the one pictured below

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Yet Another Beautiful Orchid

Phipps Fall Flower Show

The Fall Flower Show at the Phipps had a little something for everyone. The model railroad and fairytale rooms for the children, halloween rom for the the ghouls and plenty of fall colors for plant enthusiasts. The show ended last week to make room for the annual holiday extravaganza. A few scenes below from our journey through the conservatory.

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Autumn at The Phipps

Autumn at The Phipps

Autumn at The Phipps

The Orchid Room at The Phipps Conservatory

We are members of the Phipps so we visit a few times a year. Every time I visit the Orchid Room I find something new. I have never seen this one before. It almost looks like the Fisherman”s Basket wildflower but is even more delicate.

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Spectacular Orchid

Halloween at The Phipps

Pittsburgh is a special Halloween town. Halloween was always special here but after the Night of The Living Dead it all changed. The Phipps conservatory has made Halloween a big part of their Fall Flower Show. We enjoyed it last week and wanted to share some images from the show.

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Halloween at the Phipps

Halloween at the Phipps

Halloween at the Phipps

Halloween at the Phipps

Romero at The Phipps Conservatory

We are members of the Phipps Conservatory and try to make sure we see each of the major flower shows. We didn’t make it to the Fall Flower Show until the day after Halloween. I was enjoying the Halloween Room and then I noticed this small tribute to our local film legend. I was presently surprised.

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Pittsburgh Day Lily 2018

Each year I try to publish images of the best blooms form our garden in Regent Square. Somehow, this one fell through the cracks. So even though the bloom is long gone, we can still enjoy its vibrant color.

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Pittsburgh Day Lily 2018