At Its Peak for Numbers of Different Blooms
This is the view of the Gateway Garden (for New World Plants) that greets the visitor who approaches from the front terrace of the Conservatory Building. The opposite pavilion is a the site for the ceremonies of weddings and such that can be held here. For my DP post on May 1, I showed a panorama taken from along the side of the garden, when far fewer things were in bloom http://smu.gs/1o4W920)
DP216-2014 Posted August 4; stitched from 5 handheld single frames in portrait format.
A few technical details: Each panel was shot in manual exposure, but autofocus mode at ISO 400, f/10.0, 1/400 sec, 28 mm focal length (42 mm equivalent full 35 mm sensor size) using a Sony nex-7. From the five 4000 x 6000 pixel frames, a stitched, cropped panorama that is approx. 13,300 x 5100 pixels resulted. I reduced the image size before uploading to smugmug. Frankly I'm surprised and pleased at the detail this crude technique achieved, and how well hidden the overlaps seem to be.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Taken August 2, 2014