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The azaleas were in full bloom when I stopped by the Brighton Azalea Garden in Montgomery County, Maryland last spring, May 13, 2009. Walking these paths has become something I look forward to every year. I’d like to thank Dennis … Canonman99 … for his guidance on the treatment of this image. I’m still working out the kinks, but what a fun learning experience!!

Nikon D40x
18-200mm vr Nikon lens
UV & CP filters

The Brighton Azalea Gardens Brookeville, Maryland, is a member of the Maryland National Capitol Park and Planning Commission properties and was established in 1950. It is recognized as one of suburban Maryland’s springtime showcases, the gardens display more than 22,000 azaleas and other plants. Overlooks the Tridelphia Reservoir.

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  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMalmost 5 years ago

    Oh WOWEEE!!!!! This is so beautiful…A visual delight

  • Angel, bless your heart!!!! Thank you … the whole place is a visual delight. and the fun part is, the different varieties of azalea and rhododendron are in full bloom at different times, which gives me a wonderful excuse to go back over and over!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Yool
    Yoolalmost 5 years ago

    O….wow…..what a beautiful path !!!!!!

  • Thank you so much, Mariola!!!!! So happy you enjoyed this one!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayalmost 5 years ago

    WWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW!!! I want to go there right now!!!! It’s glorious, Lois!!!!!
    Sun-dappled and dreamy, and an amazing view!!!!!

  • LOL!!!! Thank you, sweetie!!!! Make plans to take a day trip out my way this May and the two of us will have a blast!!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • DaveHrusecky
    DaveHruseckyalmost 5 years ago

    OK, you’ve outdone yourself with this one, not an easy task. I love it. Perfect amount of sky showing.

  • Dave, thank you very much!!!! Through the trees there, you can also see just the barest hint of the Patuxent River. It’s a glorious spot in the springtime!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 5 years ago

    Very pretty, nice work Lois …

  • Hi Tom!!! Thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Fruitexplosion
    Fruitexplosionalmost 5 years ago

    Can’t wait for this to happen for real!! Like….. SUMMERRRRRRRR

    This is gorgeous Lois! The colours, the Orton effect (yes??) , absolutely stunning. Puts a smile on my face :)

  • laughing I know, I know … I’ve got some so-so winter images in the camera … one or two of which might be worth PSing … but I’m just not inspired!!!! Summer and spring are calling me instead!!!!! Yes, there’s some Orton in this one … hdr too … and lots of other stuff. I actually worked this one up back in the fall, but I wasn’t in the mood to post a spring/summer image. Timing is everything!!!! I’m so happy you enjoyed this one!!!!!! Honestly, I was worried about the composition, the path scooting almost off the map to the left really bothered me … but I figured the eye is going to focus on the flowers first, then it’s always fun to give it someplace else to go afterwards!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • ClaraM
    ClaraMalmost 5 years ago

    Just beautiful Lois

  • Hi Clara!!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Sviatlana
    Sviatlanaalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture Lois!!!

  • Thank you so much, Sviatlana!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 5 years ago

    Lois , came out perfect, well rendered,glad it worked out for you, and thank you for the mention.

  • Thank you again, dear boy!!!!!! I’m so glad you approve!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • thank you, sweetie … it’s one of my favorite groups … I love the concept!!

    – Lois Bryan

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