Water world (not what I intended)
I certainly didn’t intend, or even expect to take any photos of flowers yesterday. Since we were in the area after dinner, my wife and I drove into Pittsburgh so I could grab a couple of photos. I thought about, and planned on, taking some type of urban black and white shots. But since the cloud cover was pretty nice, I wondered if I could get some type of landscape shots from Schenley Park (first diversion ;-)) near the University of Pittsburgh. I don’t go through that park very often so I really didn’t know whar ro expect as far as any good vantage points, or what was in the park at all, for that matter. After a quick drive through I decided that wasn’t going to work, so we headed out. But before exiting the park area, I parked near Phipps Conservatory to take a quick walk around the immediate area (second diversion :-)).
It was a nice cool, almost fall like, evening and the area was bustling with people. Joggers, students, sports teams practicing, and even a wedding at the conservatory. Anyhow, I started top walk past the building when I spotted some nice landscaped ponds with a wide assortment of water plants (and fishies!). Since the colors grabbed my eye, I started shooting some plants and never really moved on from there. The light was getting low anyhow and since I was on the verge of needing a tripod, I just explored the flowers as much as I could. Oh well, maybe some B&W grit next time.
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