I had read and thought about going to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park a few years back when I had a season pass to the Academy of Science nearby, but I was much more interested back then with photographing the sea life in the Academy’s Steinhart Aquarium than flowers.
Cut a few years later. She is a big fan of flowers and the science behind it. If there was a time to go visit the Conservatory, it was now. Besides the flowers, which were challenging to photograph in the light obscuring greenhouses, there were also a vast selection of plants in the main section, including these giant 6-8 foot wide fan palms.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO400, 52mm, f/5.6, 1/25 sec
San Francisco, Conservatory of Flowers, Fan Palm, Monochrome. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA. August 08, 2014. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.