A cloudy sky offered soft, even lighting for this purple water lily in a garden pond.
I took this photograph at the Biltmore during a recent visit. It rained almost the entire time we were inside and then it stopped shortly after we started touring the gardens.
A big attraction during our visit was the Chihuly glass exhibits displayed throughout the gardens. The glass work was impressive but for me this isolated purple water lily, surrounded by dark water and framed in green leaves made a more compelling subject.