Twilight in the Gardens

Here’s a question for you:  Is it really sunset if you can’t see the sun?  I guess it’s like that question about the tree falling in the forest, not sure if you don’t experience it.

I went out to Gibbs Gardens last weekend to do Twilight in the Gardens.  The gardens usually close at 5PM but occasionally, they stay open later and have live music and food for the guests.  On this particular evening, there was a bluegrass band playing and lots of folks were there enjoying an early Summer night.  I had it in my head that I was going to get a glorious sunset in this beautiful mountain setting with all the amazing landscaping….

The only problem is, Gibbs Gardens is not the wide-open spaces!  It is a lush garden in a densely wooded area.  Extremely beautiful but not a place to view the mountain landscape.  I had to satisfy myself with wonderful golden-hour light in hidden pockets here and there.

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I would definitely encourage anyone to take the hour drive from Atlanta up to Ball Ground and experience a twilight evening at Gibbs.  It’s a great way to spend a lazy summer’s night.  Just don’t expect to see the sunset from here.

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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