The Lotus Flowers [荷花] in the ponds near Jhongsing Gate began blooming a couple weeks ago. Given my current work schedule, the only time I have daylight to photograph anything is before work, so 4 of the last 5 days I have dropped by the ponds to get in a few minutes of shooting before clocking in.
The ponds are on the way to work, so stopping by is really no fuss at all. Unfortunately for me, I never wake up early enough to get in more than 10 minutes of shooting per session.
On a weekday morning there are usually three to six people shooting. Today when I went I saw a dozen people there for the sole purpose of photographing, as well as a couple of families.
Other photos from the lotus ponds can be conveniently found in the following Flickr set. Next week I’ll have a post devoted to the various creatures found in and near the ponds and a review of my new gear bag. Stay tuned!