This is one of the many gardens at the Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC. I doubt that the original landscaping has been restored but what has been done is incredibly beautiful. It’s worth a visit if you’re ever in eastern North Carolina. I don’t often include people in my HDR images but I can make an exception here for my grandson. He seems to pop up everywhere.
Here’s another view of the same garden from a slightly different perspective. Even though the day of my visit was incredibly hot, the gardens were in beautiful condition. That’s the nice thing about tourist attractions. They’re always nicely groomed.And another walled garden just next to the one above. Beautiful, as usual!
I’ve used a nine exposure HDR technique to get a good high end tonality for these images. I wanted to portray the day as it was; hot with very bright sun.
Processing: These shots were processed with Nik HDR Efex Pro and Adobe Photoshop CS6. I worked to get the most realistic results possible while taking advantage of Control Points in the Nik software to get the detail and lighting that I wanted.
Equipment used: Nikon D700 with 28-70mm f/2.8 lens set at 28mm, f/13, ISO 400.