I rarely take people pictures. It makes me feel sneaky (when I try to take pictures unobserved) or shy (when I’m spotted). I’d be hard pressed to estimate how long I’ve spent in gardens waiting for people to clear away from my shot and how often I’ve captured a random back or stray bottom by mistake when looking too excitedly at a flower to thoroughly check the periphery.
I remember pausing here to wait for a man with a child in a pushchair to clear from my shot of a pedestrian walkway. If I’d have clicked a little earlier, this would have been a better submission for this week’s challenge. Alas, we only have the patterns of light and shade to admire here, unless you can people the picture with one or more figures in your imagination. I’m sure some of my regular commenters could not just do that, but have 60 word stories invented about them within a minute or two!
The walkway is a thoughtful mix of form, function and reverie, just as a garden path should be. One detail which is easy to miss if you’re viewing this on a phone is that the slatted wall of the walkway has oval viewing points positioned along it. These frame different areas of the garden, creating vistas and vignettes as you stroll along.