This shot was taken near one of the lakes, I did not take my tripod as I was unsure of how many photographs that I would actually take at the Gardens. I placed the camera on my camera bag, adjusted the bag until I got the angle and shot that I wanted, and took the bracketed photos. When I started to process the shot, I cropped out quite a bit from each side to make the trellis appear to be evenly balanced on each side, with the centerpiece of the photo being the fountain. Interestingly enough, the trellis beams themselves are crooked, so rather than adjusting and trying to fix that, I just tried to balance the positioning of the beams on the side of the walkway as evenly as possible. I added some additional blur and desaturation to the entire shot with the exception of the fountain, in an effort to make the shot appear "dream like". Thanks to the power of Photoshop and Nik Color Efex Pro 4 I managed to create the shot how I envisioned it in my mind, and am quite pleased with the resulting photo.
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Airlie Gardens Walkway
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