Nearly 100 shutterbugs from throughout the suburbs trekked to Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton to learn tips from Daily Herald photographers and test out their new skills throughout the grounds as part of our newspaper's monthly Subscriber Total Access event. We asked you to share our photos and photo chief Jeff Knox picked his favorite, which was shot by George Renkel.
George Renkel of Bartlett won a $25 gift certificate to Knupper Nursery in Palatine for this shot of poppy pods at Cantigny Gardens in Wheaton. "I liked the limited depth of field that highlighted the poppy pod details.It's such a small subject to photograph and I liked how George focused in on tiny details and used his camera settings to bring them out," Jeff said.
A pic of a bee and beetle taken at the photo workshop at Cantigny Park. It was a great time. Thanks! Eric Paulson
Thanks so much for the photo workshop at Cantigny! I learned a lot and had a blast! Patty Colabuono
Thanks for the great photo workshop last Thursday! Sue Omanson
This was taken at the Daily Herald event at Cantigny on Thursday evening with thanks for the advice and help from the DH photographers who were there for the photo workshop. Charles Bennett
Great trip out to Cantigny yesterday to shoot under the tutelage of the very helpful DH staff. Amazing what the correct white balance can do! Joe Brennan
Wrought iron at Cantigny.
What a wonderful photo workshop event on 6/21 at Cantigny. Here's a favorite photo. Ruth Afton Dancey
Ruth Afton Dancey
The view from under a Tri Color Beech at the Cantigny workshop! Thanks Daily Herald -- we had a blast!Beth 'Roby' Davis
Beth 'Roby' Davis
Shadow and light interplay.
Up close and personal with a bee.
Gilda snapped a photo of this red tail hawk in a Burr Oak at Cantigny during the Photography Workshop last week. It was having a little takeout for dinner. Gilda Karu
This majestic tree is back in the prairie area of Cantigny -- it was a beautiful day -- cloudless! Kevin Phalen
Thanks for the opportunity! Georgia Schwender
Reader Sandy Sulita attended the Daily Herald Photography Workshop at Cantigny and asked we post her favorite photos on her behalf. This one embodied the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere in the gardens. Sandy Sulita
Reader Sandy Sulita attended the Daily Herald Photography Workshop at Cantigny and asked we post her favorite photos on her behalf. "As I first started to take pictures my shadow kept getting in the way so I decided to take a picture of it." Sandy Sulita
This was taken at the park Thursday. I love the reflection in the water, the blue sky. There's is a secret in that pond but I won't tell. Winsome Thomas
Seen at the Daily Herald Photography Workshop on the grounds of Cantigny. Doug Tulloch
Strolling through Cantigny.