Sometimes, you just get lucky.
I love taking photos of gardens. I love the way sunlight and rain can affect the landscape, how the breeze makes flowers dance, and how, in a second, I can capture and hold onto life in all its glory.
This summer, I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time.
In June, I visited the magnificent Portland Rose Garden with my dear friend and talented photographer and designer Ariane Colenbrander. A light but continuous drizzle was falling (it was Portland, after all), and the roses were all drenched. I used my Nikon D5100 with an 85mm macro lens to capture an unforgettable array of blooms and colours. Take a look at the slide show below and enjoy.