Random shots

zinnia drops

SOOC,* with a bit of cropping all around. I’m not sure what to make of the sharpening that’s around the outline of the flower. Could be a Nikon D90 thing or the VIVID mode. I believe Flickr does some sharpening too. I shot this at a local nursery, right after the workers had sprayed everything with water. I like the effect on the petals.

vintage cart w/ Florabella action

I finally got around to uploading some actions I ordered over a month ago. This particular one is from the Florabella collection called Spring I. If you’re interested, visit the Florabella site for some fantastic inspiration. Shana Rae is a master of actions and textures. If you’d like to see the original photo, it can be found here. (Scroll down to the last photo.) I did almost nothing to the photo before adding the action. They’re that good.

crown of stars

Again, SOOC. I was still learning my around the new Nikon and was befuddled by the focusing system. So the part I want to be in focus isn’t and the other parts are. That’s OK, the colors are nice. Who knew zinnias were so photogenic? I’ll admit I’ve ignored annuals when it came to gardening. Perennials are more my thing–why plant something year after year when you can do it just once?

So, I found a cool blog that WordPress suggested to me at the bottom of my “dashboard”: Indulgent Daydreams.com. There you’ll find a daily, original haiku like the following….



things will get better or worse…

voting for better



* straight out of camera

About pearlsandprose

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7 Responses to Random shots

  1. Great shots here! I like your work.

  2. Brooke says:

    Those flowers pack some color-punch! Beautifully captured.

  3. Lulu says:

    I have a D90 too, your photos are fabulous. What lens do you use as that affects the focus?! x

  4. carlotta says:

    absolutely stunning photos. i am head over heels in love with the second one…dreamy.

  5. Thanks for the nice comments, everyone. : )

    Lulu, I was relying on autofocus and intead of “normal zone,” I was using “wide zone.” I’m so used to autofocus, but not with a digital camera.
    The lens I use for macros is a Nikkor 60 mm 2.8, which I love.

  6. Lua says:

    I love your SOOC shots Ms. Pearl 🙂 They look so beautiful! And I love these lines; “inevitably–things will get better or worse…voting for better”
    I vote for the better as well! Thank you for the link 🙂

  7. Thank you, and you’re welcome!

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