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Power Plant #64

 

PowerPlant64__20120908-DSC_0064_P__© Wayne E FrostFound hanging around Myrtle Avenue, at the Street Rods Forever car show, Monrovia, California, 08-Sep-2012.

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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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Bird of Paradise Study #79

Images From My Yard

Nikon D7000 16-135mm @ 40mm ISO 1250 3-bkts f/16 Lr4 HEP1, TpzSim; PsCS5

Another image found in my backyard.  This Bird of Paradise plant is one of three in my yard and it stands close to twenty feet tall.  I really dig the color, shapes and lines created by the leaves.


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.


Green Hot Rod Detail

Nikon D7000 18-135mm @ 35mm ISO 620 3-bkts f/22 Lr3, HEP1; TpzSim

A closer view and from a slightly different angle of the Green Hot Rod, emphasizing the power plant.  I applied an oil paint effect using the Topaz Labs Simplify plug-in for Photoshop.  This is part of my exploration of painterly effects used with photographic images.  My aim here is not to document, but rather to convey the essence of the scene in a manner that evokes emotional thought.


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.