Thursday, March 27, 2014

Secret gardens

Wandering the garden of peace and tranquility,

we chanced upon a magic lake.

Beneath its stillness lurked a friendly monster,

who showed us the way to the floating garden.

Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong - Jan 2014


  1. Bonjour,
    Je suis admirative devant une telle beauté... Celle de vos photos et de ce que la nature nous offre en spectacle.
    La fleur sacrée du lotus symbolise la fertilité et la longévité. C'est une fleur qui j'aime beaucoup.
    Merci pour ce très joli billet.
    Gros bisous

  2. William - Yes, lots of big fish!

    Martinealison - Bonjour! So lovely to see you again. And merci. :)

  3. Martinealison - I didn't know that about the lotus flower.

  4. (^‿^)❀

    Wouahouu ! So lovely photos !
    I love this garden !
    Many thanks Debs for sharing !
    Have a nice day !!! :o)

  5. Very pretty water lilies, Debs! Also here's the info on the narrow focus: In the window photo there was lots of water blurring the glass, but the one branch was right up against the window so it remainder in focus. But in general, you want to work with your lowest aperture setting if your camera allows that. Most lenses have a low setting around f/5.6 or so, but you can get lenses with apertures as low as f/2.4 or f/1.8. When you photograph with this very low aperture setting, then only a narrow depth of field will be in focus and everything else will be blurry. If you don't have an aperture setting that small, then you can also achieve a similar result with a zoom lens. You can put your aperture at f/5.6 and stand back sort of far and zoom in on one particular flower. This will also blur the background quite a bit. Hope this will help; it's fun to play around with!

  6. Thank you Melissa I'm going to try that! ^-^


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