I had planned a visit to the Gothenburg Botanical Garden to find a suitable environment for one of the pictures.
Two of my friends in Photo Meetup in Gothenburg, Kristina Johansson and Sina Farhat arranged a Short Depth-Of-Field themed meetup in the Botanical Garden. That was perfect for me. It was an opportunity to dust off my macro lens, which was long overdue. Even better, it was an opportunity to meet a few of my friends.
I do meet my friends more often than I bring out the macro. Still, meeting them was long overdue too.
And, I got to photograph two birds with a single click. (Killing them with a single stone sounds too harsh.) After practicing shooting with short Depth-Of-Field, we went exploring for a bit. I got separated from the others, stumbled on to a pond where the water was a still, perfect mirror, and...voila! I had exactly the environment I was looking for.
After shooting the pond, I discovered I was actually just a few meters from the rest of the gang. I joined them, and we left the garden together.
If you want to see how I created the picture, check out the project at ArtStation.