We had a field trip on Thursday to Bok Tower and Gardens a National Historic Landmark near Lake Wales, FL. On the grounds you will find Pinewood Estate built in the 1930’s by Charles Austin Buck a vice president of Bethlehem Steel Company. The magnificent home includes 12,900 square feet of living area. The home has been well preserved and still has some of the original furnishings. 3 different families owned the estate before Bok Tower Gardens acquired the property in 1970. To find out more about the estate and gardens go to http://www.boktowergardens.org
When we arrived at the home I took several shots of the exterior while waiting to be admitted. Upon entering we heard a short history of the home and were directed to head toward the Butler’s Pantry to begin our tour. My first shot was this out of focus shot. Photographers know to change the camera settings often depending on the conditions. All it took was one shot and seeing the results that I realized I forgot to change mine from outside to inside settings. I almost deleted it then remembered this theme. A horrible shot for sure but, I was able to check one more theme off my list.