Jurassic Park?

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Balboa Park, in San Diego California, not only has museums of art and photography, but they also have historic gardens with ancient and strange plants from many types of habitats from desert to tropical.

When you walk through this particular secluded forest, it looks and feels like you’ve been transported back to a Jurassic-like era.

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A great place to practice photography is at any museum. Their displays are already beautifully set. The lighting is spectacular. All you have to do is focus on your settings to get rich colors, foregrounds/backgrounds, white balance etc.

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LA Museum of Art 2015_photo_show_1_3536
I could have fixed the distortion here, but in this image it works.
I also gave it a lot of extra space as that was the feel of the room.
Certainly I could have stamped out the guest in the back, but the
blurred, ghost look charmed me, so I left it in. It was a lucky
coincidence that the person was aligned perfectly between the
display and description on the wall.

L.A. Museum of Art