I’ve seen this shot every time I’ve driven through the Arboretum. I finally had the opportunity to shoot it as we were setting up for a birthday picnic. I’d still love to go back and get it right at dusk when the light is better – but I’m happy with how this turned out. This shot was about 3:30 in the afternoon – at 7 it would have been magical. To frame it up right, I had to use a LOT of lens – I had to stack my 70-200 with a 1.4x extender and zoom it ALL the way in.
Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 70-200 f/4L + Canon 1.4x II extender @ 280mm ISO 100, f/11, 1/40 sec.