The moment I turn around the corner, all I can see is this beautiful light.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

It hits the tiny little rooftops straight on, as the afternoon slowly fades. Time is waning and I have to move quickly.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

I park my bike and run up the stairs of my apartment building.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

I need to unburden myself from these groceries.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

Trade them in for my camera. As I’m in the process of unpacking, I make a decision on the lens I want to use.

The Tokina 135mm f2.8 that I use through an adapter. “The extra reach will be necessary as I can’t get past the fence”, is what I say to myself out loud.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

As I return to the scene, the light is still there, though weakening by the minute. It doesn’t matter, the setting remains.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project
Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

I snap a photo.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

And another one.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

I walk a few steps. Another photo.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

I hold still at the corner, take a moment to take it in.

Two more snaps.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project
Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project
Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project
Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

I continue making my way around the perimeter.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

I’m now looking for details.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project
Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

There’s one.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

Click.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project
Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

This continues for a solid half an hour until I make my way all around the fencing.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project
Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project
Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

I feel a sense of completion.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

Excitement, even.

Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project
Mitchel Lensink De Lens Winter Garden Photography Project

It was a sunny winter afternoon in the garden.

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