I took these photos mostly in mid-day harsh sun which was a nice experiment in itself. Portra 400 passed the test. I think I'm finally getting over the fact that how a photo looks in the viewfinder will be quite different than how film renders. I'm starting to learn how to read a scene based on my film stock and therefore will have more creative understanding when I approach a shot. Success.
I'm a big fan of botanical gardens if you haven't figured out by now. Morikami currently is one of my favorites! It's simple, tranquil, and beautiful. Technically, it's just a 'garden' and not a 'botanical garden' because they don't have signs to tell you the species of plants. It's tucked away in Delray Beach and is just different enough from the local landscape to provide a worthy retreat.
All images were taken with the Hasselblad 503CW and the Carl Zeiss Planar T* 2.8/80 on Kodak Portra 400. They were scanned and processed by Richard Photo Lab in California.