Water Lilies

Lillies

Cartoons often show frogs sitting on a lily pad. I don’t know if they do this in real life, but water lilies do have a certain intrigue and beauty about them. While touring Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square outside of Philadelphia, I learned many interesting facts about the different kinds of water lilies. The water lily garden is amazing, and a beloved spot for photographers.If you are ever in the area, please do go, it is worth it!

When I toured Longwood Gardens in June of 2013, I only had my 600D for a few months. Looking back, I would have done things a lot differently. Nonetheless, this picture came out quite nice. I took this picture as the sun was setting and blocked by buildings, so lighting was challenging and should have had a tripod with me. I also did not frame the picture perfectly and would do things differently in Lightroom. I thought about taking the original file and reediting it. I decided against this, because as much as taking the picture in the camera captures a certain event and mood, the editing process does as well. This picture was good enough to share, plus I like reflecting on what I learned. What do you think?

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 18-55 at 34 mm
Aperture: f/18
Shutter Speed: 1/25
ISO: 400
Postprocessing: flickr online editor

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