Rose garden perspective by Celeste Mookherjee

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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.)

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Top 10 in “Rainbow Roses” challenge in Roses Grow on You group (October 2013)

Featured in A Garden Somewhere (2 February 2014)

Featured in Elegant Rose Cards (23 July 2012)

Featured in All Glorious Gardens (10 June 2012)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollover 2 years ago

    this is so beautiful Celeste

  • Thanks very much for the lovely comment and fave, Annette!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 2 years ago

    gorgeous pink!!

  • Thank you, Linda!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Great pov. Very inviting.

  • Thanks very much, Joy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    what a beautiful perspective !

  • Thank you for such a wonderful comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    Clever you, getting the front roses in focus AND a detailed background. Must have been a still day? Lovely.

  • Thank you, Bette! It was actually breezy that morning, so I had to wait between little gusts. Getting the depth was definitely a job for a wide-angle lens, stopped down at hyper-focal distance. It was a fun challenge I set for myself. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    What a lovely garden beautifully captured! Wow!

  • Thanks very much, Angie, for the great comment and fave!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot!!! Love it :))))))))))))))))

  • Thank you very much, Vicki!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Elizabeth Tunstall
    Elizabeth Tuns...over 2 years ago

    Brilliant image Celeste! I love the roses at the front that grab your attention :)

  • Thanks very much, Elizabeth, delighted that you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • EbyArts
    EbyArtsover 2 years ago

    Love the perspective!!!!! Beautifully solved!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks, Eby, I’m glad you like my solution. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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