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 [...]

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. [...]

Opportunity in Unexpected Places

In February, Linda and I had the opportunity to visit family in Naples,Florida. It was a welcome respite from the record snow in the northeast. After a trip to the newly established Naples Botanical Garden, I noticed a nice selection of  plants in bloom around the entrance to our condo.  It turns out that Christine, [...]

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 [...]

Looking For Images

This post was delayed due to a fierce nor’easter that left us without any power for five nights and six days! On a sunny afternoon a few days after the last snowstorm (I hope), I packed a few lenses in my backpack, picked up the tripod and went for a walk through our local nature [...]

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 [...]

The Hand Dealt

We are just getting caught up from a twelve hour drive to Indianapolis to do a Garden Writers Photography workshop at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and then, after two days at home, a trip to Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. I did some shooting on both trips – early in the morning at the [...]

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