It’s May! The month of glorious gardens…

And here’s the most beautiful private garden I’ve seen in years.

This photo is also, by the way, a tribute to the sharpness of the micro four thirds Olympus Zuiko 12-40mm PRO lens plus the Olympus EM1MkII Camera. I brought it along with my full frame Sony a7rIII with its 90mm Macro. I wanted a wide-angle lens on hand but figured  I wouldn’t use it much, except to shoot a couple of establishing shots.

Wrong! The moment I laid eyes on the garden, I laid the Sony aside, put the Olympus to work and click-click-click-click-click, golly that Zuiko 12-40mm PRO is sharp!

The panoramas above and below are stitched together from a bunch of the Olympus photos. I should tip my hat to Adobe Lightroom for making the stitching process pretty painless. I freehanded the photos with no tripod, and only later did it occur to me that I might construct a panorama from one or two. The fact I could use five of the photos kind of blew my mind.

Do zoom in to check out the details of individual flowers and those splendid azaleas. Amazing what can grow when you’ve got eight-foot deer fencing!

Yes, there’s even more! And there’s a wooded garden above the wall I didn’t shoot. Yet!



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