November 9, 2009 – Lilypads

Lilypads - Washington Park Arboretum

Lilypads - Washington Park Arboretum

Monday, November 9, 2009

Welcome back everyone! I’ll be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about this picture. It was taken in the Washington Park Arboretum, just south of the University of Washington in Seattle. I went there one day this summer to take some flower pictures, and I snapped this one too while I was there. At first, I shrugged and decided it wasn’t really worth posting. But then this weekend I was going through some older pictures, and this one caught my eye. It kind of grew on me a bit. I think there are definitely some cool things about it. But, as a whole… I just don’t know. I keep going back and forth.

Thoughts? I also have one without the ripples, with just nice smooth glassy water. Maybe I’ll post that one too in a couple weeks, just so you can see the difference. That one’s the same way: it’s kind of interesting, but it’s still just dot dot dot I don’t know, ya know?

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300 mm VC lens. 2/250s, f/10.0, ISO 400. Focal length: 65 mm.

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  1. avatar
    Will November 9, 2009

    I like it. The ripples make it a lot more interesting. The water has just enough texture to keep it from being boring.

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    priyanka November 15, 2009

    Beautiful pic – really like the angle at which you have captured the lilies..

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    birdy November 17, 2009

    A very unique and amazing picture.

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    Marie June 4, 2010

    i love this shot beautiful

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