I say homeless garden “take 2″ because the last time I went there, my camera was stolen hours later so all my photographs of that day were lost. However, that could be a good thing because these shots are a lot better.
I ended up getting a camera almost twice as nice as my old one. I went from a 12 mega pixel sony alpha 330 with a 18-55 mm lens and a 50-200mm lens to a 18 mega pixel canon rebel t2i with a 18-55 mm lens and a 55-250 mm lens.
The Homeless Garden Project in Santa Cruz, CA is a place where homeless citizens go to volunteer and in return receive job training. Some become staff at the garden shop. Basically, there is a open field filled with beautiful flowers and vegetables and it’s open to the community. A bouquet, that you pick yourself, is only about $4.
The job training comes in the form of creating and maintaing beautiful gardens while also helping the community when they come to gather them. It teaches discipline and social skills.
I’ve been having a blast with cropping and zooming. I can go much farther due to the increase in mega pixels in my new camera. I had a hard time choosing shots to post, so bear with me thru a few too many!
While I do believe that powerful, worthy, meaningful, inspirational, impactful photography has a “heartbeat” or “soul” in it, or at least a message, I do believe that nature and other objects can be fun and beautiful. Peace!