I captured this scene very quickly when for the moment no people were in view, as it was a very crowded afternoon at the renowned Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. This view is in the Chinese Garden. I was standing inside the Terrace of the Jade Mirror, shooting across the water and toward the Love for the Lotus Pavilion. As wonderful as the names are, I was told by a friend who speaks Chinese that the original names in Chinese are even more nuanced and beautiful. (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 9-18mm zoom at 10mm [20mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/6.3, 1/80 sec., ISO 200, cloudy)
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