I’ve been looking through my pictures from Floriade Expo 2022 and whittling them down to just the decent ones. It’s not something I enjoy, particularly at the start. The trouble is, I tend to be a bit excitable when faced with gardens and lots of flowers, and to take more pictures than is convenient afterwards.
In any big batch, the whole gamut of bad pics usually appears, so at first glance, I often think, ‘Well, that visit was wasted.’ There will be shots of the gravel at my feet plus half a shoe; wind whipped, wildly out of focus flowers; pics my sweetheart has accidentally photobombed, etc.
Some, like the one I’m sharing, you can’t help wondering why you took, there was so little chance of them working out well. But luck plays a part in some of my best and some of my worst, and so it is here.
I’m contending that rather than being a bad picture of an unusual tiled garden I had intended to photograph, it’s a rather good portrait of a strange creature – a garden troll, if you will – with ruffled hair. You may also see a tiny face in the passing cable car.
After weeding out the bad ones, the visit usually seems to be rather less ‘wasted’ in terms of photography than I first feared, and so it is this time. I’ll share some of the ones that have made the cut when I’ve finished whittling.