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Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

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We made the trip into Atlanta To visit the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to see the Garden Lights, Garden Nights display.

The light display, atmosphere, and music is incredible, well worth the trip.

Taking pictures of the lights is difficult because of the great contrast between the lights and everything else so shooting in manual mode and trying to get the exposure right so that the lights are not blown out, bright white, loss of color, and the shadows aren’t solid black. Once you find the settings it can make for some beautiful pictures although the beauty of the experience can not be fully captured with pictures.

If you are going to take pictures of the people that are with you. You will want to bring a flash and small diffuser to light them up.

The Phoenix  Representing Atlanta after it was burned during the Civil War.

The Phoenix

Representing Atlanta after it was burned during the Civil War.

Levy Parterre

Levy Parterre

Dale Chihuly’s Parterre Fountain Installation

Dale Chihuly’s Parterre Fountain Installation

Light magic

Light magic

Light Spheres on the Great Lawn

Light Spheres on the Great Lawn

Light Spheres on the Great Lawn with the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory and some Atlanta city lights in the background.

Light Spheres on the Great Lawn with the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory and some Atlanta city lights in the background.

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Light Spheres on the Great Lawn.

Light Spheres on the Great Lawn.

A reflection inside the Christmas Light tree.

A reflection inside the Christmas Light tree.

The Pegasus

The Pegasus

Santa Dog in the Garden House

Santa Dog in the Garden House

Another shot of the Phoenix

Another shot of the Phoenix

The falling lights in the Channel Garden, Boardwalk and Beachwood Overlook overlooking the Storza woods is magnificent and must be experienced to see just how beautiful it is.

The falling lights in the Channel Garden, Boardwalk and Beachwood Overlook overlooking the Storza woods is magnificent and must be experienced to see just how beautiful it is.

The Earth Goddess in the Cascades Garden.

The Earth Goddess in the Cascades Garden.

The Earth Goddess in the Cascades Garden.

The Earth Goddess in the Cascades Garden.

Tunnel of Light. A great place for selfies but better if you can get somebody else to take the picture for you.

Tunnel of Light. A great place for selfies but better if you can get somebody else to take the picture for you.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta

1345 Piedmont Avenue,
Atlanta, GA 30309

404-876-5859

The Atlanta Botanical Garden

We went on a trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Piedmont Park. This is a beautiful, very photogenic garden. I could spend an entire day here with just a macro lens photographing all the flowers, plants, and critters.

This trip they were having their Imaginary Worlds Once Upon a Time exhibit and Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit at the same time.

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The Once Upon a Time exhibit was made up of huge charachters made with plants.

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The dragon watching over the princess.

The dragon watching over the princess.

The Princess. She is somewhat hidden and I think a lot of people miss her because the dragon is so impressive.

The Princess. She is somewhat hidden and I think a lot of people miss her because the dragon is so impressive.

The camel caravan

The camel caravan

A proud peacock.

A proud peacock.

Pegasus.

Pegasus.

Shaggy the dog.

Shaggy the dog.

Bees on a Cone Flower

Bees on a Cone Flower

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Catching frogs

Catching frogs

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Bog Plants.

Bog Plants.

Story time.

Story time.

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Chihuly sculpture

Chihuly sculpture

A bird watcher scare crow.

A bird watcher scare crow.

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Another great time to visit the garden is during their Garden Lights, Holiday Nights Exhibit. They put on a spectacular light and music show.

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta

1345 Piedmont Avenue,
Atlanta, GA 30309

404-876-5859

April - October

Tuesday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

November - March

Tuesday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


*Hours may vary 
due to special events