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.
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.
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