This past Labor Day, my family and I went to the Harry P. Leu Gardens in downtown Orlando for the first time. Since Labor Day was the first Monday of the month, admission to the garden was free.
Since I wanted to capture the gardens’ beauty with my camera, I snapped pictures here, there and everywhere, from the Tropical Stream Garden and the Rose Garden to Lake Rowena. One hobby of mine is visiting museums, so visiting the Leu house museum situated in the gardens was my visit’s highlight. That house had, in total, four owners: the Mizells, Duncan Pell and his wife Helen Gardner, the Woodwards, and finally the Leus.
I have been going in-depth in studying photography by taking online video courses, reading newsletters filled with tips and tricks of the trade, and observing other photographers’ work and how they compose them. I had some photography interest over the years, but that interest ramped up in recent years. I’m a journalist for a community newspaper; since we have a small staff, photography is a very helpful venture on my job.
Here are some Harry P. Leu Gardens photos I took not only to exercise my photographer’s eyes, but also to capture the aesthetic appeal of the Leu Gardens, which was well worth it.
Teresa Edmond-Sargeant is a journalist, author, poet and editor originally from North Jersey but now lives in Orlando, Fla. She likes chocolate but hates pistachios. Visit her Amazon author page here.