Over the past few weeks, I have been patiently waiting for my garden to "wake up" so I could have some floral fun with my camera but the weather has been a little less than cooperative. Finding myself getting impatient, I decided to take a road trip this week to Longwood Gardens, which turned out to be one of the hottest days so far! I decided before I left that it would be fun to photograph a little bit differently than just going to document flowers. My thought process was that I knew I wanted to take images of my favorite types of flowers but now create a photo so that a single bloom was isolated capturing its individual beauty. Luck for me, I have acquired quite a collection of various mat boards in colors and sizes and found the perfect size black mat board that was fantastic to place behind any bloom I might encounter - and also not damage the rest of the plant when I used it. I hope you enjoy the beautiful blooms from my trip!