Television programmes always favour bright colours, flower macros and many, many bees when they send their photographers out.
This has set me thinking about the fact that I love, above all, photographing statues and hand crafted details in any garden I visit.
The Giusti Gardens in Verona posed a challenge.
For some reason, I found it took several hours to get my mind settled to finding angles that were not edgy and disturbing. The sculptures in this fine, formal garden are somehow not aligned in a way that easily calms the eye. I found myself jumping from one spot to another in an effort to take in views that did not make the statues look ill at ease.
Finally, it came right...