This is a partial view of the formal rose garden at South Coast Botanic Garden (Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, USA). I created this image as one of a series of garden scenes for promotional use. I was after a wide-angle view to show a lot of the garden, which could have ended up with little more than dots of color instead of recognizable roses. I solved that by getting very close to a tall cluster of roses and crouching for a low angle, letting the roses frame the garden and fountain beyond. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 9-18mm zoom at 18mm [36mm in full-frame 35mm equivalent], f/22, 1/80 sec., ISO 200, morning sun, handheld.)
Top 10 in “Rainbow Roses” challenge in Roses Grow on You group (October 2013)
Featured in Elegant Rose Cards (23 July 2012)
Featured in All Glorious Gardens (10 June 2012)
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