Thanksgiving Point Ashton Gardens (Part 2)


Caladium Leaves – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X100F

This is a follow-up to yesterday’s photoessay of the Thanksgiving Point tulip festival, in which I used a Fujifilm X-Pro2 and 16mm lens to capture blossomed flowers in the beautiful Ashton Gardens. This post has a Part A and a Part B. The first part features just a few photographs that I captured last fall at Ashton Gardens inside Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. The second part features photographs that I captured of the tulip festival last year using a Fujifilm X-E1 with a Rokinon 12mm lens and an X-Fujinon 135mm lens.

Early last fall I visited Thanksgiving Point with my family. We went to a couple different museums and then, since my wife and kids had yet to see Ashton Gardens, we made a quick stroll through it. We didn’t stay long and I didn’t take a whole lot of photographs. The camera I used was a Fujifilm X100F, which I had only owned for a couple of months at that time. These photographs are straight-out-of-camera JPEGs.

I went to the 2017 tulip festival alone because my family was out-of-town. I was using a Fujifilm X-E1 at the time (this was several months before I purchased the X100F), and I had one wide-angle lens and one telephoto lens, although I used the 12mm lens twice as much as the 135mm lens on that trip. Carrying around two lenses was much less convenient than having just one lens attached to the camera (such as the X100F or X-Pro2 with the 16mm lens), but it allowed me to capture some images that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to. These photographs were post-processed using Alien Skin Exposure and Nik Collection software.

I shared this year’s Ashton Gardens tulip festival photographs yesterday, so I thought it was fitting to also show these other photographs captured at the same location. Enjoy!


Delicate Pink – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X100F


Koi Pond – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X100F

Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival 2017:


Tulip Blossom Monochrome – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 12mm


Little Blooms, Big Blooms – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 12mm


White Bloom – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 12mm


Tulip Bloom – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 12mm


One Tulip – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 12mm


Tulips By The Creek – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 135mm


Garden Statue – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 135mm


Tulips – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 135mm


Pink Tulip – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 12mm


The Secret Garden – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 12mm


Tulip & Wall – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 12mm


Thousand Origami Cranes – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 12mm


Forest & Falls – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 12mm


Colorful Floating Umbrellas – Lehi, UT – Fujifilm X-E1 & 12mm

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