Garden Patterns

Sometimes when we are visiting gardens we focus on the flowers and buds. This can cause us to miss other kinds of beauty that may be resident in the garden. During some recent garden photography I had the opportunity to focus on garden patterns.

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Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 54mm, efov 145mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-450
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 54mm, efov 145mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-450

Individual stems of plants with their array of leaves can provide a unique kind of symmetry.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 44mm, efov 119mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-640
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 44mm, efov 119mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-640

At other times leaves can form into a cascade of right to left motion.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 26m, efov 59mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-400
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 26m, efov 59mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-400

Or display themselves in a gently radiating manner.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 54mm, efov 145mm, f/5.6, 1/40, ISO-800
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 54mm, efov 145mm, f/5.6, 1/40, ISO-800

Nature puts things into orderly steps, connecting one level to the next.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 100mm, efov 270mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO-360
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 100mm, efov 270mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO-360

It can form gentle, vertical barriers.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 100mm, efov 270mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO-280
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 100mm, efov 270mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO-280

Or sharp radiating patterns.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 32mm, efov 86mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-400
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 32mm, efov 86mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-400

The shades and hues in only a part of nature’s colour pallet can be striking and bold.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 @ 116mm, efov 313mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-1800
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon CX 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 @ 116mm, efov 313mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-1800

Or, can present a simple, monochromatic presence.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 30mm, efov 81mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-400
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 30mm, efov 81mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO-400

There can be a feeling of intense competition.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 69mm, efov 186mm, f/5.6, 1/800, ISO-160
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 69mm, efov 186mm, f/5.6, 1/800, ISO-160

Or, a cascade of cooperation.

Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 30mm, efov 81mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-320
Nikon 1 J5 + 1 Nikon 10-100mm f/4.-5.6 @ 30mm, efov 81mm, f/5.6, 1/250, ISO-320

Garden patterns can obscure and hide their true depth.

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