Lotus Field # 1 Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles
Lotus Field 1: Lotus Field displaying lotus flowers, leaves and pods, taken at Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles, August 2017
Echo Park Lake, Los Angeles, Ca Echo Park Lake has a Lotus Festival every year and the annual Lotus bloom in the park is very important to the community. I've been very busy lately but had hoped to get to photograph the lotuses, and finally, at the end of the bloom, found time to get to the park. The Lotuses are over photographed. The trick with an over photographed subject is to say something new, to capture the subject differently than others have. I'm very pleased with the results. These images were taken in the early evening, just at the beginning of golden light. By adjusting for contrast and exposure, I was able to infuse my images with whimsy and magic. The leaves, pods and flowers seem to be having a conversation with each other and with us.
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