Night in the Sunken Garden (5) by George Cousins

Night in the Sunken Garden (5) by 

This is the fifth in a series of five images taken in the Sunken Garden at the Butchart Gardens in Victoria,British Columbia,Canada. The sunken garden was once a huge limestone pit, and when the limestone was exhausted, work began in 1904 to convert it into a beautiful garden. The small lake shown here was filled from natural springs at the bottom of the pit, and stocked with fish which would come to the surface to be fed when Mr. Butchart clapped his hands. The 55 acres of gardens are a National Historic Site of Canada, famous the world over.

Taken December 28,2009, with a Fuji S100FS camera, 4 seconds,F 2.8.ISO200, tripod.

Featured in Photographers of Canada


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    Wonderful night capture George, the lighting is amazing, well documented as well

  • Many thanks Larry, I came home with over 300 shots (keepers) that to figure out what to post and when!

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 5 years ago

    What an absolutely marvellous series, George! All are truly wonderful. They’re like fantasy come to life. They must be amazing to see in person.

  • Hi Mike..Happy New Year!! Glad you liked this little series. It’s an amazing sight, Disney couldn’t do better. I’ll try to post more of the other areas. I think they went to all LEDs this year. Interesting to be in crowds of people who are wandering around in the dark with little maps to figure out where to go next. I became an impromptu tourist guide quite a few times:)

    – George Cousins

  • panda65
    panda65over 5 years ago

    A beautiful series, which I’ve enjoyed viewing. Thanks for posting the camera settings too!

  • Thanks very much panda65, I used quite a few camera setting at first but then settled down to the approximate ones that I’ve listed. Glad you enjoyed the images.

    – George Cousins

  • AngelaC
    AngelaCover 5 years ago

    Congrats!!! You’ve been featured in the “Photographers of Canada” group!!! :)

  • Hi Angela, thanks very much, it’s an honour, and good luck with the new Group setup.

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature, George! Well done!
    A very Happy New Year to you and Jann and all the best in 2010!

  • Thanks’s raining and windy here so it’ll be a very quiet New Year’s Eve, and that’s a good! Take care my friend and we’ll see you next year!!

    – George Cousins

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyover 5 years ago

    so very beautiful !

  • Thanks Elaine, much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

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