This fading hydrangea was illuminated in interesting ways, both directly from the setting sun as well as indirectly from a reflection on sunlight off a nearby window pane. This hydrangea is at its peak a creamy white. The red and green have appeared as the flowers have aged.
I found these nigella blossoms in a natural triangle. For post-processing, I added a touch of noise to soften the lines just a little. With all those fine, hard lines, sharpening did not improve the image the way it normally does. I also used the Levels tool in Aperture to increase the tonal range. Camera […]
Color! Even though the day turned cloudy, I’m grateful for some spring color. The yellow crocuses from last week have been joined by purple and white today. A little sunshine would have been helpful for a classic shot. But, no sunshine today, so I went for low angle and some deeper, saturated color. In Aperture […]
It’s about time! We planted some bulbs in our yard last fall. We’ve been waiting for them to flower. The yellow crocus buds emerged last week, but the weather since had been too cold for them to bloom. Finally, this afternoon, the temperature cracked 40 degrees, and the crocuses were on it! We had half […]
This dogwood tree was inherited with the house. It is the smallest thing; we’ve been here twelve years, and this tree is barely six feet tall at the tips of its highest branches. It has a good crop of buds on it this year. Many of these fat, delicate buds break off (or are munched) […]