Category Archives: National Botanical Garden

Schloss Neuschwanstein (National Botanical Garden)

Schloss Neuschwanstein in Model Train Display

Schloss Neuschwanstein is visible from multiple locations when walking through the Model Train Display at the National Botanical Garden in Washington, DC, December 2010. It is a Castle from Germany and in the model is constructed of plant materials.

The image was captured using a Nikon D300 and a Sigma 10-20 mm f/4.0-5.6 lens. ISO 1600 Exposure 1/10 sec at f/6.3. Camera hand held and no flash used.

Tikal in National Botanical Garden

Tikal, Guatemala (Model Train Display)

Tikal is a Maya pyramid that is found in Guatemala and was included in the collection of structures from around the world in the Model Train Display at the National Botanical Garden in Washington, DC in 2010. The structure is built using plant material and highlighted using spot lights.

Image captured without flash and hand held Nikon D300 camera using a Sigma 10-20 mm, f4.0-5.6 lens. ISO 1600, exposure 1/13 second at f6.3.

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey (National Botanical Garden)

Hagia Sophia miniture constructed of plant material

In 2010 the model railroad display at the National Botanic Garden in Washington, DC features famous structures from around the world. The structures in the display are built using plant materials and display amazing detail.

In this image you can see a modern train streaking across the top of the back drop from left to right. Towards the center right you can see a switch locomotive leaving the tunnel.

This image was captured without the use of a flash or a tripod. It was taken with a Nikon D300 using a Sigma 10-20 mm f/4.0-5.6 lens. ISO 1600, Exposure 1/15 sec at f/6.3.

Tea Mural in United States Botanic Garden Conservatory

Tea Mural US Botanic Garden Conservatory

This image was captured while visiting the United States Botanic Garden Conservatory in Washington, DC. I found it a very interesting contrast to the large collection of plants that surrounded it and other displays created using plant material.

The image was captured at 4:15 PM on November 28 using natural light and hand held camera. The camera is a Nikon D300 using a Sigma 10/20 mm f/4.0-5.6 lens set at 10 mm. ISO 800, exposure 1/15 second at f/6.3.