Don’t always go for the obvious subject

We try to walk 10,000 steps a day, and sometimes we’re surprised where that takes us.  As we started our walk after dinner, we realized we weren’t going to make those 10,000 steps without pushing beyond the boundaries within which we usually walk.

We found ourselves in a neighborhood of older houses with imaginative landscapes. It’s bit like window shopping, just checking out landscapes and home designs.  Before we knew it, we were at the San Jose (CA) Municipal Rose Garden.  What a treat! Thousands of rose blossoms came within sight (and I’m not exaggerating!).  We had our cameras ready.  Yet, we hesitated to use them, because we already have so many rose photos.  They’re lovely, but do we need more?

An idea came to make the purpose of this photo session not the roses but, rather, COLOR.  We had to work fast as the light was fading.  In a fun 15 minutes, we came up with this color progression:










May 2013

About simpletravelourway

Beth and Joe enjoy simple travel.
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7 Responses to Don’t always go for the obvious subject

  1. Love that gradation of colour – gorgeous!

  2. Kathy O'Shaughnessy says:

    What a creative way to capture the natural beauty you see in a whole new way. Lovely pics! It sounds like you are having a grand time with your CA and DC family. Enjoy and best to all.

  3. You are so very clever. I love your blogs. I always enjoy reading them and seeing your perspective.

  4. satsumaart says:

    Oh I love that color progression, and I’m also beyond tickled that you enjoyed the rose garden — that’s where my high school has its graduations every year. In fact, since I never visited the garden aside from my graduation and my sisters’ and friends’, I associate it with balloons, kids in gowns, and lots of parents with cameras. 🙂

  5. Office Diva says:

    It’s all about changing your perspective and trying to see things from a fresh perspective, isn’t it? Nice work!

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