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(June 20-25, 2006)

Wim Koornneef

A Japanese garden in the heart of Holland

Hoyle Koontz

Dad's Flower Garden

New London, North Carolina, USA

9:56am on June 25, 2006

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© 2006 Hoyle Koontz, All Rights Reserved.

The panorama was done from my parent's old house in New London, NC. It's from the home my parents built in 1961. It's from the home I grew up in. After 45 years in this house, my parents moved to a new home three days after I shot this pano. I shot a series of panos around the 1 acre yard and inside the house as a documentary to show to my son when he grows up. I'm sure he'll have questions about it. Thanks to this technology, I'll be able to give him a full tour!

My father went to NC State University and received a degree in horticulture. He can name plants, shrubs and trees by their common names and sometimes by their botanical names. I thought it would be nice to shoot something that had a bit of sentimental feeling, due to the fact that my folks were moving away. My dad landscaped the entire lot. At one time during my childhood, we had apple trees, a pear tree, blueberry bushes, a strawberry patch, and a vegetable garden. This particular area that this small garden is in was, in fact, once a dog lot for my two dogs, Sugar (a mutt), and Heidi (a German Shepherd). Once they passed away, my dad took down the fencing and planted quite a few varieties of plants within the garden. The weeds weren't one of those varieties! ;^)

I hope this garden remains when the new owners move in. Perhaps they'll leave it as a tribute to my parents - particularly my father.
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USA-Canada / USA-North Carolina

Lat: 35° 26' 43" N
Long: 81° 13' 0" W

Elevation: 697 feet

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

D70, Sigma 8mm, Manfrotto 303SPH, 4 around, 1 up.

Bracketed RAW at 1/180 at f/8 (0EV), 1/750 at f/8 (-2EV), 1/45 at f/8 (+2EV).

Photoshop CS2 Merge to HDR, PTGui, Pano2QTVR.

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