Alan & Linda Detrick Photography LLC

Images, web galleries, gardens and the photo world of Alan and Linda.

Vertical and Horizontal

One Saturday night as Linda & I were driving to dinner, I spotted a large group of Prickly Pear blossoms in full bloom. My verbal outburst on seeing them startled Linda! She thought something was wrong. I turned the car around to get a better view. “OK’ I said “tomorrow morning”. As some of you [...]

Macro Photography Workshop

Are you serious about macro photography? A great way to improve while spending time with others who love macro is to attend a workshop.  If you can manage a week-long workshop, so much the better! We have had many requests to describe what’s involved in a workshop like this.  I thought it might be a [...]

Gesture Plus Light

Quite a few years ago, I took a photography workshop in Santa Fe ( with Arthur Meyerson. Arthur ( is one of the top corporate shooters as well as being a great teacher. He stressed looking for that element in an image that elevated it out of the ordinary. It could be ‘in your face’ [...]

True Blue at Longwood

In early March, Linda & I visited Longwood Gardens ( to shoot the Meconopsis in the conservatory. Meconopsis is one of the few true blue flowers. It also happens to be very photographic. As we turned the corner to the display, we were greeted by a dozen or so other photographers with the same idea. [...]

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Linda & I had a chance to visit family in Naples, Florida this past February. Close by is one of my favorite places – the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. It has a 2.25 mile raised boardwalk through different eco systems, including a virgin Bald Cypress stand. Even if I don’t get any special images, a [...]

New Year

Garden clubs, camera clubs and botanical gardens ….what a great way to get rid of the winter blahs! Alan and I had the distinct privilege of giving a talk and workshop for the North Country Garden Club (, a Garden Club of America earlier this month. Held at Coe Hall in the Planting Fields [...]

Sarracenia in the Garden

During one of our spring trips, Linda and I had an opportunity to visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond Va. The rose garden was in full glory but too crowded for photography. On our way to the perennial garden, we walked through the Martha and Reed West Island Garden – an area dedicated to [...]

Garden Photography – Spring

As promised, here a  few of the images from this spring’s outings. A Big Thank You to Sandys Plants and Stonecrop Gardens for allowing us the photograph in their gardens. I hope you enjoy them.

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