Thursday, February 13, 2014

Phipps Photo Contest...

Phipps Conservatory, located in Pittsburgh, is having a photo contest called, "Phipps Through Your Lens"!  I submitted a picture I snapped of a Himalayan blue poppy!  I went through a phase where I was obsessed with blue flowers.  I have seen them in books and magazines for years and dreamed of fields of these ethereal blue flowers.  I even tried (unsuccessfully) to grow them once.  The blooms are short-lived, extremely fragile and are highly sensitive to temperature changes.

In all of the hundreds of pictures that I've taken over the years at the conservatory, I selected this one to submit.  To me, it embodies my experience.  Phipps allowed me to experience something in person that I might not have otherwise been able to.  It brought beauty to life.  Their knowledge and understanding of plants enabled them to showcase this stunning blossom.

If you like my picture, would you please consider taking a moment to vote for it?  The winner's photo will be featured on their Facebook page AND the winner will also take home a membership.  (Mine is almost expired, so it's perfect timing!)  CLICK HERE to vote.

1 comment:

Sarajo Wentling said...

Cool photo, Andrew. I voted for you! Good luck!