I paid a visit to Auckland Botanical Gardens on a sunny winter day. I’m not sure that paid is the right word as entry was free.

Auckland Botanical Gardens - click to enlarge

Of course, gardens are not at their best in winter, but it was still very pretty. I will have to return when there are less people – it was quite an effort to get shots with no people on this very busy Sunday.

The shot below is from the children’s garden.

Children's Garden - click to enlarge

Both of these shots are taken with EOS 7D (grin) and EF-S 10-22mm. They are 3-shot HDRs, processed with Photomatix and Topaz Adjust / Topaz Simplify.