Last Sunday, the day after our garden party, photographer Mitchell Maher visited to shoot the Rancho. I was a bit concerned as the day’s light was fading … would Mitch’s lens be able to capture our garden? After all, I’d never been able to get a usable shot in this light. I shouldn’t have worried. Being a professional, he had with him a camera much more advanced that my Fisher-Price point-n-shoot and he took some remarkable pictures. Twilight is one of my favorites times-of-day in the garden; all soft edges and creamy shadows, with lights in the trees and the cemetery beyond our fence … an effect he caught perfectly.
As with other photographers who’ve shot our garden in the last week or two, Mitch caught some angles and sightlines I hadn’t thought to shoot. The overall effect is quite tranquil; dreamy even. I can almost picture people taller and more svelte than myself cruising through it, holding champagne flutes and looking for that perfect perch for them to light on. Mitch has created a flash slideshow of the pictures; the link is after the jump.
Looking at other gardens and projects on Mitch’s site, I’m proud to be included there. His work is gorgeous. Bext of all he made the Rancho look just as beautiful. Click here to see the slideshow.
Note: A later post will feature the photographs of Irfan Khan of the Los Angeles Times and they, too, show the Rancho in a different light: the high-contrast light of midday.