Late botanists photos on display in NC museum

Late botanists photos on display in NC museum

on Thursday,March 10,2011 20:03


B.W. Wells, an acclaimed botanist who tirelessly worked in the southeastern region of North Carolina to save all manner of plants, is now the focus of a new exhibit opening up at the Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington, North Carolina, according to

Most of the display boasts beautiful pictures, many of them taken by Wells himself. Some are hand-tinted, glass slides of different flowers and blossoms. They are often complemented by more contemporary images of the same species.

"We were blown away when we saw this," Camilla Herlevich, executive director of the N.C. Coastal Land Trust, told the news provider. "The man was such a visionary and so creative."

The pictures are sure to appeal to professional and amateur photographers who are thinking of getting design degrees. The unique shading and coloring of many of these images are bound to draw many admirers.

Those with a penchant for design and photography often take a position as a photographer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 152,000 people occupying this role in 2008. Anyone who enjoys the art of taking pictures and has a keen eye for colors could see success in the field.

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