I was very much taken by this huge (human sized) statue of a frog at stonecrop gardens. It turned out to be extremely difficult to get the exposure right though. First the auto white balance, which is normally quite reliable, was completely off – the picture had a very strong greenish-yellow cast. Second the quite strong late morning light was behind the frog throwing the front of the frog into darkness. I didn’t spot this until I got the picture onto the computer when it was far too late to correct the in camera exposure. I’m not all that happy with the picture. I even tried converting to black and white to see if that would work. It didn’t – it just became a very muddy black and white picture and I was unable to improve it. Still it serves as a record of a very “different” piece of statuary.

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