Wednesday, December 19, 2012

San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas

It's difficult for me to remember that this is no longer Quail Botanic Garden, that it's now San Diego Botanic Garden. No matter the name, the place is still as wonderful as I remember it. I used to lead photo walks here back in the olden days . . .

The key is to be there on a foggy day with very soft light. Alas, we were there in bright sunlight last week (I and a bunch of other photo friends). Given the light I was faced with, I concentrated on backlit banana plants, light and shadow on a century plant, and the golden glow of sunlight in the bamboo garden. If I lived closer, I think I'd be there all the time.

It was a good morning. Good photography. Good friends. ©Carol Leigh