Photographing The Butchart Gardens in the Spring

Similar to what I wrote in my previous post, Photographing Vancouver in the Spring, I had photographed The Butchart Gardens in the summer previously but was my first time visiting during the spring. On my previous visit, we arrived when it opened and spent all day there shooting photos until the late evening hours since they …

Garden Calendar Cover Photo

My Butchart Gardens photo of the Sunken Garden is on the front of the Gardens 2012 Calendar. There are about a million of these out there so maybe you might have seen one or maybe not, but it’s always fun to see your own photography published in print. This is actually my 2nd photo from …

Ross Fountain Video – Butchart Gardens

Ross Fountain Video – Butchart Gardens from Richard Wong. After my recent experience with coyotes howling at Joshua Tree National Park late at night while photographing the Milky Way, I realized how limiting still photography is when it comes to capturing the true experience of the outdoors. Still photography in my opinion has much more …

Night Photography at The Butchart Gardens

A great thing about the Butchart Gardens is that they open late during the summer hours. They have the summer concerts, fireworks, and the light display during the evening. My mom went to the concert while I spent over an hour just sitting at the Ross Fountain seeing how the water fountain dances around with …

Butchart Gardens – Italian Garden

The Butchart Gardens was so alluring that we were there from 9 am til 2 p.m., left for a few hours to go shopping, then came back from 6:30 til nearly 11 p.m. at night. It was much easier to shoot in the evening hours because the tour bus crowd leaves after lunch. In hindsight, …

The Butchart Gardens

If there is one must-see in all of Vancouver and Victoria, it would be the Butchart Gardens. Nearly every square inch of this place from the parking lot to the rear of the garden is photogenic. I had tried to be fairly conservative with my shooting on this trip up until arriving at the Butchart …