January 2, 2008

Agave and Cacti at the Huntington

Click for larger view of Photo of aloe flower stalk and cacti at the Huntington Library gardensThis photo of a long agave flower stalk (actually known as an "inflorescence") was taken at the desert garden at the Huntington Library gardens in San Marino, CA. The image is an HDR photo composed of three exposures at 2 EV shifts. 100ISO.

I like how this turned out quite moody. The overcast in the sky created a nice gray background that the greens stand out well on. And of course the aloe and cacti make for great interest.

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