My Day in Pictures: Orchids at Kew

 

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At the tail end of 2015 I had my first visit to Kew Gardens for their Christmas at Kew night time light show. I had such a great time that when my inbox pinged with news of their Orchid Festival I booked my ticket right away.

I used the trip as a chance to photograph the flora at close range. My long suffering friend Sophie came with me and waited patiently while I hovered over the most sought after species to get the best shot.  She also very patiently took many a photo of me in an attempt to get just one without a sea of people in the background.  I think she did a great job!

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Alec Soth: Gathered Leaves

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‘Misty’ from Soth’s Niagara collection.  Photo credit: Alec Soth

So impressed was I by my Friday night visit to the Science Museum that I headed back over to South Kensington the following day to catch another exhibition that is finishing soon, Gathered Leaves by American photographer, Alec Soth.

Again, this is another beautifully curated exhibition – poles apart from the Cosmonauts I had seen the day before – but no less impressive.  The photographs are grouped by room chronicling the everyday in different locations across the United States.

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