Next door to Gabriel's Fountain is Martinsville Florist, and though the florist was closed, their wares were on display.
This planter pictured below was in the shade. (I have a picture of the whole store front, showing exactly where it is, but my niece features in it, and my policy is not to post pictures of family members on public forums - chalk it up to something learned from experience.) You can see that the whites are badly overexposed (much worse than my roses below). From the EXIF info:
Focal Length: 92 mm
Shutter speed: 1/80
ISO Speed: 400.
This was a f/4 lens, so it was wide open. Gives you an idea of the light.
I found this from photographer Thomas Pindelski on how to deal with this in bright sunlight. Presumably it will work in this situation as well.
Noted for May 25, 2013
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