View Full Version : Front Yard Flora - 6 photos

05-21-2006, 11:48 AM
I took these in my front yard yesterday (May 20, 2006). Hope you enjoy them.

The only adjustments (aside from cropping) were Clarify, Levels Adjustment, and a little sharpening on some. No changes to color intensity.

1) Behind the fence; a little light coming through:

2) Neighbor's rose:

3) Anyone can take photos from the front, but I like to be different:

4) No, I didn't boost the colors - probably should have toned them down:

5) Another shot of the "Dusty Miller":

6) From the front side of the fence:

As always, snaggable, and full-size versions are available (also uncropped versions - a couple of these photos had several interesting compositions/crops). Just PM me for hi-res.

05-22-2006, 05:30 AM
Oh Dave, they're all just beautiful!!!!!
Love the first one 'behind the fence'.

We've got this 'dusty miller' all over the yard, it grows like weeds :D but i like them a lot especially when the bloom (tiny yellow blossoms).

I know what you mean by toning down the colours :lol: isn't nature just incredible!!!! My peonies and rhododendron also have these surreal bright colours.

Thanks for posting the photos, Dave

05-22-2006, 08:16 AM
Beautiful flowers. LOVE the nasturtium. Even if it wasn't ORANGE! :lol:


05-22-2006, 09:24 AM
Dave your photos' are just gorgeous as usual. Glad you are back!!! I have missed you..:)
I love the back view, especially flowers.

Well it is 11.30pm and I have a splitting headache so I am off to bed..

nite from me.

Have a wonderful day..


05-22-2006, 11:41 AM
Dave, wonderful pictures - as always! Love the rose

05-22-2006, 12:00 PM
Wonderful Dave!! THANKS!!

05-22-2006, 12:22 PM
Thank you, ladies - I'm glad you enjoyed the photos.

Jutta - I liked "Behind the Fence because of the unusual bands of light. And I agree that the Dusty Miller plant has an unexpected appeal.

Deb - I've had problems getting good shots of the nasturtiums (I think because there's not enough value difference between the flowers and the leaves). BTW, glad to hear you're on the mend.

JJ - few things (maybe a severe toothache) worse than a bad headache. I hope it disappears soon.

Amelia - I wish the rose photo had a better background. Maybe I'll play with it in PSP and see if I can improve it.

Darla (fellow Michigander - I was born there and lived in southern Michigan for 12 or 13 years) - thanks for looking.

05-22-2006, 02:29 PM

These shots are so dramatic Dave!

I love the dusty miller,it looks like my curry plant!

05-22-2006, 02:42 PM
Thank you Jean.

Welcome back. I hope the Dubai trip exceeded all your expectations.

rue d'oak
05-22-2006, 10:51 PM
Dramatic is the word! wow. I particularly am drawn to the leaf back. all that texture! but do I have the courage to draw / paint it????