Photography: When Roses Weep (Part #2)

If I had not mentioned it before, we went to the gardens close to closing time.  The nice thing about that is that you don’t have to worry as much about capturing people in your photos.  Now I know that some people love to take photographs with people in the background, but I (for some odd reason) want to make it seem as if I am the only person there and that you are there along with me.  It is to take up the whole scene, without the distraction of people or things that take away from what I am focusing on.  So yes, you will rarely see things like cars in the background, or people, or power lines.  They dot the landscape, for sure, but I choose to stray away from them.

 

For that reason, today, I get to share with you a bit of the view from the gardens that is rare to capture.  Often there are so many people milling about that it is difficult to take such images.  It was just a gentle stroll through the gardens in the early evening, but it was an opportunity to see her in silence, to enjoy her beauty through a different lens.

 

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. beautiful pictures Sum ❤ love and hugs and apologies for the long absence …

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      No excuses… No apologies. I just love that I got a moment to spend with you. We are all busy and I do understand. I am here, whenever you need me. Promise 🙂

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much!

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  2. leigha66 says:

    These moments of rare beauty are stunning!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      I am always awestruck. Hope you are doing well. Things are improving over here. I have missed you terribly!

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      1. leigha66 says:

        I’m trying to get ready for the coming change in weather… they are talking about snow already YUCK. Glad things are improving for you. Missed you bunches too.

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        1. Sumyanna says:

          We beat you to it 🙂 We had snow this week, right after enjoying a day that was in the lower 80s. It melted quickly though but the colder weather is already upon us. I am going to have to learn to suck it up and go outdoors anyway. I miss it incredibly. So glad to hear you missed me – it’s been hard being away. Things are looking up though, and that’s the important thing!

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          1. leigha66 says:

            There are plenty of beautiful things you will no doubt find outdoors this winter, So glad thing are looking up!

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  3. 7128788elf says:

    I tend to agree with you, for some reason I always try and keep people out of my foto’s, perhaps to help people concentrate on the actual picture, and the story it conveys. I have been chided many times however that the photo’s are impersonal, and never show me or anyone that I was sharing the sight with. I can always see me in my photo’s even though I am not actually in them, because they show my creative soul and my individuality, which I think are ideas which many people today struggle with. Loved the photo’s, and can see that these gardens are really dear to you, thanks for sharing, best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      I know what you mean about people complaining it is impersonal (in their viewpoint), but I believe it is more personal with your surroundings, where you come from, who you are. I know – I’m strange, but I’m delighted by that fact, so it’s no problem. I feel a good connection with the earth and what is happening around me, besides all that is obvious to everyone else. The earth matters. Nature matters. And perhaps if more people knew that, we wouldn’t be having the problems we are having now with neglect and other issues like global warming. Nothing is without consequence (at least not so far as I have noticed). So glad you liked the photos and yes, the gardens are what I strive to see. Were it possible, I would grow them and tend them myself, but since that cannot be… then I will admire the heck out of them 🙂

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      1. 7128788elf says:

        The strange thing is that more and more people seem to be listening to the world and nature, and to be against global warming, but somehow are not connecting together, so the movement is very diffuse, and though more and more recycling is taking place for instance, we are still not able to stop companies from destroying our world, and are still powerless to stop wars, hatred, and fear, which multinationals and moneyed people thrive on, perhaps they are the new dracula’s sucking the blood from the world and its people. I too enjoy being different, though when younger it brought on much heartbreak.

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        1. Sumyanna says:

          Every day that passes we are seeing change. It is happening at an alarming rate (at least, for me). I hope that things change soon… and more people organize and worry about the consequences of inaction. Seeing as how many laws are currently being passed lately in our country, in favor of the corporations… it is worrying.

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          1. 7128788elf says:

            Sorry I have taken so long to reply, but have not been on the computer that much lately, am just to tired. It certainly seems that things are heavily balanced towards corporations and multinationals at the moment. The only comforting thing, is that there seems to be a swing back against this legislation, and when a new government comes to power in a few years, these laws will be changed back to something more helpful to the environment. Lets just hope that not too much damage is done in the interim. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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          2. Sumyanna says:

            I hope you are feeling better. I know you are rather busy and I seriously never worry about when you will respond. No worries! I am hoping the same things will happen here… there is a smell of change, but I always worry it will sputter out and not be as strong as the louder voices. Must hold on to hope though!

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          3. 7128788elf says:

            Yes it is always something to worry about, and also the loudest voices some time takes things in a direction that is not helpful or required, but I also like to look at things in a hopeful way.

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  4. That garden really is heaven on earth 🌏

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  5. Pete Hillman says:

    Beautiful photos, especially the rabbit!

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you Pete, he was rather large and he “assumed” I could not see him 🙂

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  6. WOW these are indeed exquisite! I love them all! And I agree, it’s far more interesting and draws the viewer in, when there aren’t other people in the pic (usually because they aren’t known and you are interested in the scenery) and you can imagine yourself there.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      I know many that do the opposite, but I just like to imagine the only things that exist are the subject and the person holding the camera. Seems more personal that way 🙂

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