A Collection of my Favorite Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Photography

I made it over to the Como Zoo/Marjorie McNeely Conservatory recently, and it was just my 2nd time going there to photograph the OUTSIDE of the Conservatory. In all of my previous visits, I had only photographed the inside of it. 

When I arrived at the Conservatory, I went right to the pond that is out in front of it. That infamous pond with the frog statue and hosts the Japanese Lantern Festival every year. I had shot from this spot before, but just like every other outdoor photography subject every single day there is different light that can create different photographs. On my previous visit, there was some good color as the sun set. On this night, the clouds were too thick so it was a colorless sunset. That didn't stop me from taking a very striking photo.  

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Fall Photography - Como Zoo Photos | William Drew Photography

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After taking that photo, I walked around the pond for a bit, taking in the different views and seeing what I could find as far as good photography spots. My favorite spot by the pond was on the exact opposite side of the pond from where I was in the photo above. The cloudy background adds a perfect touch of drama to this photo of the Como Zoo Conservatory. 

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Cloudy Sky Photography - St Paul Pictures | William Drew Photography

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Two years ago, I took my first photo of the outside of the Conservatory, and it was in the same exact spot as the photo I posted above. As you can see, different days can provide different light and different photos. 

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Sunset Photograph - Urban Cityscapes | William Drew Photography

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I went back to the same spot as the photo above, but later in the evening when there was no color in the sky, just the darkness of the night in the background.

Conservatory Evening | Como Zoo Conservatory Photos | William Drew Photography

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I love this view of the Conservatory that looks at the Sunken Garden part of this beautiful building.

Conservatory Garden - Como Zoo Conservatory Photographs | William Drew Photography

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Thank you for reading! Let me know in the comments below which ones were your favorites.


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