Today I decided to post another image from the Chihuly exhibit at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. I really love the glass of Dale Chihuly. I love the amazing color & detail he brings to his art.
This is a section of the ceiling from a hallway that joins two rooms in the Museum. As I very often do, I combined several exposures to create a High Dynamic Range or HDR image that simply cannot be captured in any other way. You can see other images from the museum here.
On a recent trip to Oklahoma City I visited the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. I am a big fan of glass art & the museum houses a spectacular exhibit by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Perhaps I am being unfair, but I never would have expected such a fabulous display in the middle of Oklahoma. I would have been wrong. It’s well worth the trip. It’s a very large exhibit that takes you through many rooms of amazing Chihuly glass creations. Capturing the images was a bit challenging. The Museum allows mono pods, but no tripods. Why?… Anyhow, this is a 5 exposure HDR with the longest exposure 18 seconds. Not easy with a mono pod.
In downtown Oklahoma City there is another wonderful botanical garden, the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory & Myriad Botanical Gardens. The first image was taken inside the 220 foot long Crystal Bridge Conservatory that sits in the middle of the 17 acre botanical gardens. The Crystal Bridge is home to more than 1000 species of plants including everything from giant palms to hundreds of various orchids. On one end there is a Tropical Rain Forest Zone with various waterfalls & on the other is the Dry Tropical zone. The Conservatory includes plants from every continent except Antarctica. You can see the end of the Crystal Bridge in the second image taken from the gardens. (If you like beautiful gardens, also check out my Butchart Garden blog.)
Myriad Botanical Gardens