So I am REALLY slow ...
... when it comes to editing images. More precisely slow to edit to get the effect I want. This image was taken in 2009 and there are many iterations. What do you think?
Fall in the Garden
From the Reiman Gardens.
I'm beginning to think a flower garden really shines in the fall. Sure, during the summer the flowers are in full bloom, and the grass is plush and green, and everything is just right. In the fall there are only spots of exceptional beauty, flowers are eaten by insects or falling off the stem. But yet there are flowers that show off their beauty.
Another feature of the fall garden is that some plants really start to shine in the fall. Like this Japanese Silver Grass:
Grass 2 - When walking up to the grass, you could see the silveriness, it didn't translate to pictures very well
Grass 1 - Japanese Silver Grass, some strands isolated
A 'B' walk
I took a little walk over the weekend. Wasn't too awful hot, humidity was tolerable, and I was killing time. Ended up taking about a hundred fifty shots. After viewing, weeding out the bads, and sorting into categories, I came up with three lists: Birds, Bugs, and Blooms. So today I'll post GRASS, they're leftovers.
I also decided to make this into a review, sorta.
First off is this profile is against a lake. I didn't think it was too bad, except that one leaf looks like it is hiding something and it doesn't really fit into the flow of things.
Second was this one with flowers in the background, I think the background is just a little too busy for this type of shot. I like the flowers, and maybe if the grass was outlined with the flowers it would have been better.
Third we have this pair of grass heads lit up. The whole picture is way too busy, and not really post-worthy, except when I walked to the other side of the grass and got the best grass shot of the day.
Flowers I found at a park
Thumbnail - OK, this isn't a flower, but I didn't have any other place to fit it.
All of these were taken with th 70 - 300 mm lens, at high zoom and an open aperture, thus the shallow DOF. Lots of negative space (intentionally).
Flower 1 - Wild sunflower, I think
Flower 2 - Thistle
Flower 3 - Purple, no idea what the name is I'm sure it isn't Fred, might be Bill
Flower 4 - Another thistle, this time purple
Flower 5 - Blue, I'm sure this one is Bill
Flower 6 - Orange
Flower 7 - Orange and purple
Some grass for Cratchet
(Boy that sounds nasty - but good!)
A couple extra pictures I took for you, I wanted a reason to go out and this was a good reason.
Just to make sure this is what you planted.
The grass is beginning to change colors, more into a brown (or maybe brown to purple.)
The name tag, if you need that last word, I'll be happy to go back and get it; with a pencil. (The tag is buried off the trail, I was just able to spy it. Lifted a bunch of leaves up with the mono-pod and snapped. I don't think they would have approved me yanking the tag out just for a picture!)
Yesterday was pleasant...
Fancy Grass faded and Fancy Grass colored and Fancy Grass BW
More Fancy Grass and BW
Water Drop on Green and Cropped
BTW folks I can't seem to set the tags for my shots. I click on the change button in my preview and nothing happens. Any advice?
Stealing Cameras and Ideas!
Stolen Camera 1
Stolen Camera 2
Stolen Camera 3
Stolen Camera 4
Watch your wallets and car keys...the day ain't over yet.
the Schlern at dusk - again - once more - and then at dawn!
mountain meadow barn - fight the urge to yodel - a fence for what? - one more barn.
The rocks on the barn roofs are to melt the snow quicker.