My twin and I had a wonderful first day of celebration of our birthday. Today we walked the Huntington Gardens and had lunch on a patio; the weather was that fantastic. It was also an opportunity for me to help my sister learn to use her camera. She’s learning quickly.
I tried using the shrub to frame the Asian art.
This was shot with my 35mm, 50mm equivalent on my crop camera, so it’s not macro quality. However, I liked the bokeh behind the flower. Although I had brought my macro lens with me, I used only my normal lens on this walk.
Another favorite was this small nook in the Japanese garden.
White is really hard to capture, but it helped that I shot in raw. Moving the highlights to the left in Lightroom made a big difference.
I was surprised to see geese in the Chinese garden. It’s hard to see but there is one sitting on the bridge.
I liked the light coming through the openings of the bridge from the other side.
Of course it’s always a good idea to try a vertical perspective.
The glare from the ceiling lights made it difficult to capture Pinkie and Blue Boy, but working with ISO and aperture was a good experience for my sister. I shot these in raw with my Fuji X-T2 for a friend. No flash is allowed in the galleries at the Huntington Library.