Niagara-on-the-Lake is also the home of the Shaw Festival and in the evening we saw an extremely good production of Howard Barker’s Victory. I was not previously familiar with Barker and read up on him a bit after the play. While, ultimately, I’m not sold on his reported approach to theatre or what I was able to take away from the play, it was certainly an interesting evening of serious drama, well acted, particularly, I thought, by Martha Burns as the widow Bradshaw. In the intermission we sat briefly in a small garden plaza behind the theatre, bordering a meadow, whence this picture.
The main street we walked along, laid out for tourists, was lined with stunning flowers.
I’m looking up at these blossoms but what I like about this image is, it almost looks like I’m shooting down at, say, lotus blossoms in a pond – a little bit of trompe l’oeil. It was glorious to finally enjoy a day of nice Spring weather.
A couple more floral still lifes from our lesson on depth of field with the Josephine Herrick Project class.