Good Morning, Sunshine

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida

Good Morning, Sunshine

In 1936, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden was established by Robert Montgomery and named for his friend and well-regarded botanist David Fairchild, who introduced over 200 thousand exotic plants to the United States, including soybeans, pistachios, mangos, and dates, starting at the end of the nineteenth century. The 83-acre facility was opened to the public two years after being established. This photograph was taken less than three quarters of a century after that.

This near-monotonic image shows the sun shining through the silhouetted shrubs to light up the mist on the pond just minutes after sunrise.

The camera was on aperture priority and one-third of a stop of exposure compensation was added to bring out a little bit of detail in the foreground. We were a little slow adjusting other parameters like ISO to keep up with the rapidly increasing light of sunrise (which resulted in more noise in the raw file than absolutely necessary). This happened six years before I discussed taking fullest advantage of modern digital capabilities (see Stop Thinking Like A Film Photographer!), but even today we still fall back on familiar habits.

Photographic details: Canon EOS 7D camera w/ EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens set at 100mm. Flash was not used. At ISO 2500, camera was set for f/5 on aperture priority with +1/3 stop exposure compensation, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/8000 second.

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Print details: maximum size Medium Printed Estimated
  Fine Art Paper 15" x 10" 26" x 17"
  Canvas N/A 38" x 25"

Currently In Stock

Although we can print to your specifications any size up to the above limits to the nearest 1/16" with any mat and moulding combinations, the below prints are available immediately:

Print Number   Description Price (includes sales tax & shipping)  
#1 Matted Good Morning Sunshine 1 matted 15"x10" print, off-white mat with step corners (outside 181/2"x131/2" requires non-standard frame) $89