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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Ever See a ‘Beltie’ from Galloway?

One day while Linda and I were exploring the Rockport, Maine area, we noticed some unusual looking cows grazing in a field. They looked as if someone painted a stripe of black, then a stripe of white and then another stripe of black. A four-legged Oreo cookie if you will. We subsequently found out these [...]

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 [...]

Garden Writers Association symposium in Dallas, Texas

Linda and I took a few days in late September to attend the Garden Writers Association convention in Dallas. The symposium started on Friday afternoon and ended with a banquet on Monday evening. Each day began at 7am and finished sometime after dinner. They were filled with education sessions as well as visits to public [...]

Gardens Revisited

The need to complete the image list on a new book offered Linda and I the opportunity to shoot in two gardens that for one reason or another we had not visited in recent years. Owned and cared for by Cyrus and Louise Hyde, the Wellsweep Herb Farm is located near Hackettstown in Northwestern NJ. [...]

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