I recently attended a photography workshop at Old Westbury Gardens, a 200-acre estate on Long Island that features a mansion, landscaped grounds, a lake and a pond, and gardens with various flowers. I’ve only dabbled with taking photos of flowers, but on this day I took more shots than usual of the garden’s colorful flora. For the first time, I used a prime lens, which has a fixed focal length (that is, it doesn’t zoom in or out) and allows more light to enter a shot than my kit lenses. Unfortunately, the workshop was held at midday, when the sun blares high in the sky and washes out your subjects. No matter, I still tried my hand at capturing flowery images and the accompanying shots were the best of the bunch.