A few days ago I made a second trip to the Elizabeth Park rose garden in Hartford. This time I brought along a tripod, my full kit of lens, lights, and everything else that would fit in my pack. At the time it seemed like a good idea.
The tripod helped while shooting multiple images to merge into a single photo, however flowers don’t appear to be enhanced much more than they already are. Colors are vivid to begin with. So a traditional hand held camera shot works just as well. And is a great deal less awkward.
We also brought along a small spray bottle of water. Just a little mist in the sun creates a beautiful sparkle. Of course it is critical not to leave it in the back seat of the car!