Garden Gate


I’ve not spent a lot of time in the gardens at Williamsburg, and for the life of me I don’t know why. They’re kept beautifully, filled with colonial-era plants, and are off the beaten track of most visitors. I really need to rectify this omission 1.

One thing I have captured over the years, however, are the garden gates. I love them. The combination of weathered wood, brick paths, and the ball and chain closing mechanism strikes my eye as beautiful. The gate pictured below is behind the African-American religion exhibit, near the original location of the Baptist meeting house.

This was developed in On1 Photo Raw, and I’m pleased with the results. The masking tools were especially effective for bringing out details in the sky.

Pansonic G7 with 14-42 mm lens • 19 mm • ISO 400 • ƒ/6.3 • 1/800 sec

  1. The notable exception being the Palace Gardens, which are a ton of fun to photograph.