This is a picture of the Lily Pond in front of the Botanical Building at Balboa Park. The gorgeous structure at the end of the pond is actually two buildings, Casa de Balboa on the left and the House of Hospitality on the right connected by a columned walkway.
I've always thought that Balboa Park is magical place, somewhere I could go to retreat from my problems and have my mind wander with daydreams. But I struggled with how to show that in my photography. Although the buildings here are beautiful and appear almost as if they are a part of a castle, when I came here to photograph I felt my work was missing the spirit of the place. On this day I was struggling, I walked around the pond several times and being frustrated I decided to go home without shooting. But as I was walking away, I had a brief flash of insignt, and I came back to take this picture through the balusters on the bridge.
This photograph is available in a limited edition of 100 fine art prints. Each print is made to order with the highest quality pigment inks and fine art papers. They are signed and come with a certificate of authenticity. Small prints under 15" on the long dimension are excluded from the edition. If you have any questions about this specific image or my prints in general, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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