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Friday, April 9, 2010

Purple And Pink Please

I just love doing this 365 day project....especially on days like today where the photo is one that I probably never would have thought to take if I were not doing a photo-a-day. I took this shot in my parents driveway, while sitting in the car! It was raining and I pulled in the driveway and called them from my cell phone to come on out. I didn't feel like going in to get them. As I sat there, I saw the Azalea Bush along the side of the house and I liked the contrast of the purple against the pink flowering tree on the neighbor's lawn across the street. I got the Nikon out of the camera bag, and as I looked through the viewfinder, I liked the fence........a lot! I got the widest aperture I could and focused on the azalea bush and was hoping to get a narrow depth of field with the fence and neighbor's tree out of focus. BINGO! I just love that feeling of knowing I got the shot I was after.
The Specs
Nikon D90, 18-200 mm lens, ISO 500, f5.6, 1/160, white vignette added in post

"For after all, the best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


  1. Beautiful! It looks like a print you would buy in a store for your living room! Great picture! It reminds me of the cottages on Martha's Vineyard!

  2. You're right BNVT! It does have a feel for the Vineyard or Nantucket. I'm so glad you like it and as always, I really appreciate hearing from you. Thanks! :-)

  3. Really lovely! Isn't it amazing how everything bloomed overnight?

  4. Thanks Miss J and Chris. Yes, everything bloomed overnight for sure. I just love all of the flowering trees. Pity they don't last long.

  5. Lovely composition. Quintessential SPRING!