Temple of Mercury

Schwetzingen Garden

The gardens of Schwetzingen are always a pleasure to visit. The Temple of Mercury, which was built in a ruined state to look like real Roman ruins, is a picturesque spot. Many weddings take place here. Schwetzingen is a those places I always take visitors, but rarely ever go by myself. But because of this I have a lot of good memories of friends and family strolling through the beautiful gardens.

I particularly like this photo because of different pieces of the composition. The Temple of Mercury, the people strolling along the path, the reflection in the water,  and the ducks in the foreground.  I feel it genuinely reflects the beauty and peace of the park. Photographically, this was one of the first pictures I took with the 600D and I had only done very limited post processing. I could have done better. The colors aren’t perfect, and the sky is washed out. While I strive to take “the perfect photo”, I do believe sometimes imperfections make a photo more realistic. What do you think?

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 55-250 at 55mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/200
ISO: 200
Postprocessing: Flickr online editor

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