As a photographer you are faced with many challenges– lighting, posing, uncooperative subjects, time, etc. You learn to adapt and prepare for these challenges. Nothing prepared me for sprinklers. When we arrived at Maclay Gardens, it looked like a wonderful morning– bright sunshine! Within minutes, the massive sprinkler system for the gardens kicked on and the entire walkway was in a downpour. We grabbed our gear and headed for the back way in. While I didn’t prepare for sprinklers, the change in plans pushed me to explore new parts of the gardens and I think I found some new favorite spots! So here’s to a new challenge, and a new success!