Every year the Botanical Gardens in Atlanta features an extensive show of holiday lights throughout the gardens. It is really something to see, but even more so to photograph at night. We braved the cold and wind with tripods, cable releases, and cameras in tow to capture the spectacular lights. I love reflections, so of course, this is one of my favorite scenes.
This is no yellow brick road, but what a treat it was to walk down a brick path under an awning of lighted trees. It was truly magical with the blue and green lights twinkling above. I wanted to skip merrily down the path, but didn’t want to embarrass anyone, especially myself. I’m not sure when skipping became uncool, but alas, that’s a topic for another post.
Opened in March 1989, the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory houses tropical and desert plants, many of which are endangered. Normally I’m focused on the orchids inside, but I was more focused on the glowing, color-changing lights on the outside. I loved the Atlanta skyline in the distance and the purple tones throughout the night.
What’s a holiday light show without Christmas trees? Or should I say holiday trees?
The fountains at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens are always beautiful, but at twilight they are especially colorful.
Since I’m originally from Pennsylvania (Harrisburg – woot woot), I always hope for a little snow. This is probably as close as I’ll get, but one can hope.
Although I don’t know the name of this fountain or who the statue of the boy represents, I’ve always loved the reflections here in the summer and spring. Have I mentioned that reflections are my favorite? Then, you can guess why I liked this scene.
I could see the Atlanta skyline juxtaposed with holiday cheer. The city lights make the sky look so fiery. I guess that’s why they call it Hotlanta.
And finally, a little bit of holiday whimsy.
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