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 [...]

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. [...]

Panning for Gold

I watched as one of our Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ ornamental grasses turned from summer green to a beautiful autumn gold. Every time I passed by, I would look for the best angles and anticipate my shot. Plan A was to wait until it was at peak gold and capture an image of the afternoon [...]

October Workshops

October 1-3 was the sixth annual master workshop that Roger Foley and I conducted at Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pa. Admission was by portfolio review and class size was limited. The workshop started Friday evening and ended Sunday afternoon. In between, there were three shooting sessions, two class review sessions, lectures, demonstrations and lots of [...]

Late Winter Early Spring

When the plants are great, the lighting conditions perfect and everything falls in place, all else gets pushed back – including blog posts! In spite of the recent unpredictible weather changes, I was able to get outside and do some shooting. This is the time of year where there are opportunities for late winter images [...]

Naples Sunset

Every town on the water with a long pier or good viewing area facing West seems to have a ‘happening’ – crowds that gather every night to see beautiful sunsets. Naples, Florida is no exception. In fact, at the Saturday art show in town, every photographer had at least one print of the Naples Pier [...]

Right Time, Right Place + Luck

In early February, Linda and I escaped to Naples, Florida to visit my sister and brother-in-law. Our plan was to spend a week visitng family in the area and do some exploring. A few days before departing, my sister called and asked if we would like to visit Corkscrew Swamp. Yes, yes, yes, yes ,yes! [...]

Color to Match

Linda placed some poinsettias around the house for the holidays. One sunny but cold day, I decided to shoot some of the plants in order to keep cabin fever at bay. Three of the best plants were in the sunroom backlit with the early morning light. I set up the 70-200 zoom and clicked off [...]

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