Beyond the garden gate is really about how far I didn't go to take these pictures. I gave myself an exercise that would force me to stand in one place and take a series of photographs . The idea is not a new one and it is always good practice , something we all do a variation on when we work on a subject...look at it from different angles and changing lens perspective .
The first thing I noticed was how the light was behind the grasses and was creating a beautiful luminous glow.
As I started to work with this idea simply changing camera orientation presented a different view .
Choosing a shorter focal length gave me a wider perspective , all without changing my position .
Then I rotated my body 45 degrees and from the same spot took this picture .
Another small rotation revealed this image .
Finally , a rotation in the other direction offered this view . Both of these pictures are the same subject just using a different focal length .
So from this exercise , standing in one spot and using the tools at hand many different pictures were possible.