It was a perfectly lovely overcast Thursday… great for photographing flowers. I headed for the Rose Garden which I expected to be fairly people-free for a few hours. I had not visited the Garden this year since the blooms were late and Rose Festival created a swarm of people. Today seemed like a good day to go see what was happening.
I went with intent to shoot pastel colors and abstracts. I always have my eyes open for water drops and, usually, the sprinkler system provides a nice rainfall simulator. Not today though. The blossoms were dry and, for the most part, mature or over-mature and fading. There were, of course, several new buds and blossoms but none that really coincided with my photo theme of the day. I shot a few closeups of some nice organge and yellow and pink (I think) blossoms and got tired of it rather quickly. I decided to just wander and look for patterns or other things that might catch my eye.
I watched a photographer working a bride and groom near the sculpture. Interesting but not my style for sure. I hope the couple are happy with the results. I headed down the path on the south end of the garden and the hostas started drawing me in. I found a spot out of the way and settled in to shoot the interiors of several hosta blossoms. Now that I’ve spent some time processing the images I’m confident that I get to try again sometime. They say you have to fail to progress….. I made a huge jump forward today I guess. Here’s the only one that has any merit IMHO.