Hello and welome to My View for Sunday August 22, 2010.
I hope you all are having a wonderful summer.
Over on The Mindful Eye, we’ve posted our 2011 Workshop Schedule. I invite you all to view the workshops and join us in 2011.
A couple of weeks ago, I visited Perry’s Water Garden in Franklin, NC with the Focal Point Meetup Group that meets in my area. Several of us drove up from Atlanta early on Saturday morning, August 7. As we drove up into the higher elevations, the oppressing heat of summer in the city began to dissipate. We even found ourselves turning off the air conditioners in our cars and opening the windows to the 65-degree temperatures that greeted us when we arrived. As we got out of our cars, all we wanted to do for a few minutes was to stand and enjoy the cooler temperatures.
Soon, the beauty of the water gardens called to us and we grabbed our gear and spread out over the acres of water lillies, lotus blossoms, water irises, cattails and many other water or near water plants. We shot for several hours before the heat of the day began to creep in on us. Then, many of us retreated to picnic tables under tall shade trees and brought out the lunches and cool drinks we had packed before leaving home. After lunch, we shot for a little while longer before packing up and heading back to the city. It was a great way to spend a summer Saturday.
As always, your comments and critiques are most welcome. They make me a better photographer, aid my growth as a person and offer me new experiences.
Perry’s Water Garden
Canon 5D Mark II, Lensbaby Composer with Fisheye Optic, ISO 200, 1/500 second shutter speed, hand held.
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