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Take care when looking into the bronzed horse's mouth

On my way home from a conference in Grand Rapids, I stopped by the Fred Meijer Gardens just before closing. On a whirlwhind stroll (can you use those two words together?) I captured a few photos. For the record, this is a place well worth visiting. There's a lot to explore. Take note: Go when it's a little cloudy. Harsh sunlight makes it hard to take a lot of shots that I would've wanted to shoot.

 

There's a giant bronze horse in the garden I wanted to shoot. Never got around to it (I was chased out at closing time), but there's a medium sized version (probably only weighing a couple thousand pounds!) in the sculpture display inside the building.

 

It's hard to take good shots of things this size. Everything looks like a macro. And there's always the background to deal with. But this perspective I really liked.

 

I put my camera down by the horse's knee to get this extreme shot. So, nice thing is, I only had to deal with the ceiling as background, which is easy to digitally remove.

 

As I took this one of the volunteer docents came in: "Oh, that'll be a fun shot!"

 

Guess she doesn't see people like me often, twisting and contorting to get just the right frame!

 

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Taken at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. www.fmgf.org/

 

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Taken on September 22, 2007