"Why are you taking a picture of that?" is a question I sometimes get asked in various ways by passersby. In this case the concierge of a well-kept downtown Toronto apartment building came outside from behind his lobby desk to ask why I was so involved, with my tripod-mounted setup, in photographing an autumn plant arrangement in front of his building. After introducing myself I told him I was photographing it because it was there and it was beautiful. I then gave him a look though the camera's viewfinder and though he could not see the final processed result, he seemed to understand somewhat and a friendly conversation ensued with him inviting me to spend all the time I needed to take my pictures before returning indoors to his desk.
Canon EOS 5D with Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens.
Lighting was direct sunlight modified with a hand held diffuser.