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Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Late Afternoon Walk Around Balboa Park

Balboa Park has to be one of the best places in San Diego for a late afternoon walk. There is almost always something going on, and this time of year the flowers are especially nice. 




That blurry effect was not done with software by the way, that's just a shallow depth of field from using a large aperture.


The Alcazar Garden has a new batch of flowers, they replant it several times a year to match the seasons.




I found some interesting compositions and some old statues in the courtyard of one of the buildings.






More flowers, this time from the Zoro Garden.




One of the things I noticed when we were at the Botanical Garden yesterday (see the previous blog post) was that most everyone, myself included, seemed to always be trying to find flowers that had perfect form. No dust spots, not petals out of place, no splotchy color. Today I spotted several of these little purple flowers that are well along in making their way into the food chain, and thought that what was left of this one was just as good looking, in its own way, as a perfectly formed one.




I'll close with the last shot that I took today, just before I left the Park to head home to make dinner. It's the leaf of a flax plant, backlit by the late afternoon sun.




For those that wonder about such things, these were all shot with the Pentax K20D and the DA35 Macro lens, handheld.


Click here for more images from my walk around Balboa Park this afternoon.
  

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