Photographing the Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, CA

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In our immediate area, we are spoiled with two great gardens – The Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino and the Descanso Gardens in La Canada.  Though we have been to the Huntington Gardens more than 50 times, we have only been to Descanso once.  And what a great experience it was.

Descanso is built on the side of a hill, so there is a lot of up and down walking, but can easily been seen in a two hour visit. Here is a link to their website.

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

Look for reflections in the many small pounds.

Reflection in the Japanese  Garden

Reflection in the Japanese Garden

We always bring our macro lenses to gardens to shoot flower close-ups.

We always bring our macro lenses to gardens

Look for interesting light.

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In the shade we found some large ferns and Mary got in close.

Look for natural abstracts

Look for natural abstracts

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6 thoughts on “Photographing the Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, CA

  1. Reflection is stunning. Good seeing! Whenever you come east, make sure you get to Longwood Gardens and Chanticleer Gardens outside of Philadelphia and, of course, NYBG in “da” Bronx, NY!

  2. Longwood has been on my list for a long time! I used to travel out there for business, before I got into photography…….I’m regretting never visiting….

    Thanks for the other recommendations.

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