Shooting Bok Tower

This weekend I visited Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida. If you don’t know what the Bok Tower Gardens are, or who Edward Bok was, then visit these links: .  I used a Panasonic G2 DSLR, 14-50mm, 45-200mm, and I shot in Program and manual mode, natural light / full sun.

It is well worth the trip to experience this lovely piece of architecture, and soak in the peaceful energy that permeates the grounds.  Here are a few of the pictures I snapped. . . Enjoy and Soar!

Bok Tower
Top of the Tower


This is just such a peaceful place. The picture above shows a wonderful picnic spot with a view from this highpoint to the valley below . . . rare in Florida!  There are benches scattered throughout the grounds and plenty of shade. It’s fabulous to just sit in the shade and take in the beauty of this place…imagine that once all of Florida was this serene, natural and wild…ahhhaa…

To quote my friend and photographic mentor, Thomas A. Feazel,    The next two pictures were “shamelessly stolen” from the Bok Tower Gardens facebook page and are included here for pure effect. . . and the message they deliver!

Have a happy day…and don’t forget to stop and enjoy the flowers along the way.

Photo of me taken by Thomas A. Feazel, photographed, 5/15/11 @ Bok Tower Gardens