White waterlily

I missed the white waterlilies last year and I didn’t want to repeat the mistake this year. So I took off after work, ignoring the rain, and drove to my favourite white waterlily tarn. I was disappointed to find that the lilies were over bloom or not open or just plain too far away from the shore, but then I came across this one individual which was still pretty, and better yet, it was surrounded by pads which had not been half eaten up by insects. I had to do a lot of cloning and healing to get rid of some debris though and the pads are still not as clean as I’d like, but it will have to do.

White waterlily
White waterlily and pads in the rain

The shutter speeds were very slow (this one at 1/25) because I insisted on using a polariser filter. Without it, everything becomes just a grey mass and the worst part is that the pads lose the colour. So if you’re going waterlily shooting, make sure to take a polariser with you!

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