MO BOTANICAL GARDEN 0034
Location: Japanese Garden in MO Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO
I visited the MO Botanical Garden this am with plans to shoot an entirely different image......one I'd shot previously, but one for which I had an idea that would (hopefully) make it a bit more interesting. For that shot to succeed, I really need some overcast skies, and when I awoke this am, guess what.....overcast skies it was. So, loaded the gear and headed into the city.
But wouldn't ya know......just as I arrive at the garden, the cloud cover begins to break. And by the time I hoofed back to the Japanese Garden, the cover had broken enough to put a kink in my plans, and though I shot a couple frames of that scene, it just didn't work.
After giving up on the original plan, I started wandering around the garden as much for the enjoyment of being in such a serene setting as for alternative photo ops. And as I approached this location, I recalled having previously shot it from the other side of the foreground shrubs & little pine using the rock 'beach' as the foreground. Though I was generally content with those previous attempts, I think this one better says 'Japanese Garden'.