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Daylilly #53

A Backyard Find

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 130mm ISO 400 3-bkts f/16, Lr3, HEP1, TpzSim; PSCS5

The Bird of Paradise plants and the Daylillies seem to have a symbiotic relationship along the back wall of the backyard.

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Daylillies #20

A Backyard Find

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 200mm ISO 400 1/250 f/16 Lr4

Something we have plenty of in our backyard.

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Floral #106

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 200mm ISO 200 1/60 f/16 Lr4, TpzSim; PsCS6

These blossoms were part of a bed of flowers just off the dining patio of the P.F. Chang’s in Chino Hills, California.  I was across the street when they caught my eye, and I moved across the street and captured a dozen frames or so of the flowers which were sprouting up in front of a low sand toned stucco wall, with a dark, shaded covered patio looming over the wall.  I isolated the flowers and darkened the entire background using layers and masking in Photoshop.  The Topaz Simplify “Harsh Color” filter was used to stylize the flowers.

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Bouganvilla #71; Climbing The Wall

Images From My Yard

Nikon D7000 18-200mm @ 82mm ISO 400 1/50 f/16 Lr3, TpzSim; PsCS5

This bouganvilla is climbing the south wall in our backyard, getting plenty of sun all day long, it was totally decimated a few years ago when the  block wall was built to replace the old wood fence and is making a good come-back.  The same treatment was given on the opposite side of the yard this past year when the wood was replaced by a new block wall.  I can’t wait until all the bouganvilla comes back and our backyard  perimeter will be covered by green and shades of red.


Daylilly #88

Images From My Yard

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 135mm ISO 1250 1/1600 f/16 Lr3

In the late afternoon of a late spring day last year this daylilly stood tall, basking in the sun and enticing the honey bees with its multi-colored plumage.


Daylilly Impression #9

Images From My Yard

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 135mm ISO 1600 1/50 f/16 Lr3; SnapArt3

Another image from my backyard exercise with an extreme painterly effect from the application of the Alien Skin Snap Art 3 filter set.


Floral Impression #4

Images From My Yard

Nikon D7000 17-135mm @ 135mm ISO 1600 1/640 f/16 Lr3, SnapArt3; PsCS5

This image is the first in a series of 15 floral images that were captured when I assigned myself a project to find images only in the backyard of my home.  I captured this image with a regular zoom lens, not a macro lens, hand held.  I achieved the impressionistic feeling for the image using an Alien Skin Snap Art 3 filter which applied an impasto like brushstroke, then using layer masking in Photoshop I applied a gaussian blur to the background elements.

This image reminds me of something you would find as the “face” of a greeting card, with of course a suitably sappy message imprinted on the inside.


Yellow Daylily Trio

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 135mm ISO 320 1/125 f/5.6 Lr3, PsCS5, TpzSimp; PhFr4.6

Continuing my painterly experimentations these yellow Daylilies were growing adjacent to our neighborhood tennis courts and I captured them the same day as the Daylilies in my last blog post.  This image was similar to last Monday’s, during post processing,  I applied the Topaz Labs Simplify effect (via the Photoshop plug-in) to give the primary image some paint brush like feeling and then the texture in this image also came from my backyard, from a shot of our wood fence that has been aging in the elements for the past twenty years as a layer in Photoshop .  I also added a framing effect using the OnOne Software PhotoFrame 4.6 Photoshop plug-in.