Monday, May 3, 2010

Rawlings Conservatory

28mm f7.1 1/400s ISO100
The Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore, a lovely architectural relic from the Victorian era, still blooms in Baltimore today.  Its original structures, The Palm House (the distinctive arched structure) and Orchid Room (hidden behind the palm house), were built in 1888.  Later additions include the three greenhouses that each mimic desert, tropic and Mediterranean habitats.  Conservatory grounds (1½ acres) feature 35 well developed and groomed flowerbeds (currently tulips).
I took this photograph yesterday afternoon and had this processing in mind when I did so.  I wanted to see and feel the history of this wonderful structure and find a way to convey that out to a viewer.  Creating what seems like a vintage postcard may have been just the way to achieve my goal.


  1. Great picture and edits!!
    This would be a great vintage postcard.

    Awesome work Jason!
    ['ô ] Avery

  2. Wonderful photograph .... caught the essence of the "vintage" ... terrific