It was beautiful, sunny day as we entered the gates to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. This lighting was perfect for the class’s assignment to capture the many flowers with the right amount of exposure. Using an iPhone camera did not allow me to express the contrast between light and dark as well as I wanted to, but overall, it did get the job done. I chose the above photograph because the way the shadows of the tree meets the light reflecting off the water really makes the picture bold. The way the top half mirrors the bottom half causes a sense of symmetry in the contrast and brightens the photograph.