It’s time for another Brenda Photo Challenge! The current theme is Flowers. I managed to capture a few flower images a couple of weeks ago. We were checking on progress over at our homebuilding site, and I couldn’t help but admire my next door neighbor’s beautiful flowers and gorgeous landscaping. I had been taking pictures inside our house and had my ISO setting up really high. I forgot to change it back down for these outdoor shots, but the images turned out well nonetheless.
This delicate purple iris bloom was one of the first to greet the spring weather, while the surrounding stalks provide a striking backdrop. A green textured background was added in the digital processing to provide additional contrast. The photo was taken at f/9, 1/400 second, and ISO 1000.
Clumps of pink dianthus are planted at the feet of the iris flowers. These charming blooms are always at home in a cottage garden. In the digital processing, I saturated the color and applied a watercolor filter to give the overall image a soft and painterly look. The photo was taken at f/14, 1/250 second, and ISO 1000.