When faced with overwhelming choices in beautiful gardens, it is almost essential for garden photographers to give themselves a target, an assignment. These days, I am stalking geraniums.
True, it is great to wander around a wonderful garden, drinking in beauty, grabbing shots, but too often such photos end up as snapshots without a story to tell. They may remind you, the photographer, what you saw, but don’t communicate to others.
So, when my friend, Robin Parer, unarguably one of the of the world’s authorities in geraniums and owner of Geraniacea Nursery, told me she was finally doing a book, I had the excuse for an assignment.