Wordy Wednesday #435: “Audubon House Garden, Key West”

The house now known as the Audubon House was built by Captain John Huling Geiger in the 1840s as a residence for his family, who lived there for more than a century. Originally slated for destruction in 1958, the Geiger mansion was saved by the Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization. The home’s large scale restoration was the first of its kind in Key West and sparked Key West’s restoration movement. Today, the home and its furnishings reflect the elegance and comfortable living enjoyed by a wealthy family in Key West in an era when frequent shipwrecks on the offshore reef created a flourishing ship wrecking industry.

The above image was photographed in the gardens of The Geiger House—James Audubon House—in Key West Florida. It was made using a Panasonic Lumix G2 and Sigma 19mm f/2.8 DN lens (for Micro Four-thirds cameras) with an exposure of 1/1250 sec at f/3/2 and ISO 400. Image file was then processed in Topaz Labs’ Adjust. And there’s a funny story (at least to me about that.) I don’t remember owning a Lumix G2 but I guess EXIF never lies?

You can see some of my images of the home’s interior on our sister blog at Mirrorless Photo Tips.

Author: Joe Farace

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