Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose

(with apologies to John Singer Sargent)

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One evening in the hot summer of 2006, my partner decided to light up the garden with lanterns and tea lights. The sight reminded me of one of my favourite paintings, so I grabbed the camera and tripod and shot this panorama. Apparently, Sargent took weeks waiting for the brief period of each evening when the light was just as he wanted it - thankfully, the panorama took rather less time.

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