April 22, 2014

Hydrangea Blooms at the Greenhouse



I shared a square-cropped version of this photo on my Instagram account. So I thought I would do a quick post and share it here too.

I made a trip to a local greenhouse this past Saturday and picked up the bulk of the herbs and flowers noted on this year’s gardening shopping list. A shopping trip to a big box store in the next few days ought to take care of the rest.

While I was at the greenhouse, I was enthralled with their selection of gorgeous hydrangea plants. I was sorely tempted to buy an armful! We have no room at our current cottage for planting beauties like this, so I contented myself by taking an iPhoto instead.

Gosh, the little iPhone camera sure does a surprisingly great job. Of course, my Photoshop magic can also coax out some vibrant colors and exquisite details in the captured pixels. My motto is that an image isn’t “done” until the digital darkroom editing is complete!

16 comments:

  1. Hydrangeas are my favorite flowers.
    I love that you can turn them blue too!
    that little phone did a pretty good job, Donna.

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  2. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower. I'm not content until I've watercolored a pretty photo like this! lol Have a good day my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  3. Beautiful! Those IPhones DO a great job! This is perfect!
    Hughugs

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  4. Oh my goodnes...these are gorgeous. Hydrangeas are definitely one of my faves...especially when the blues and the pinks merge, creating those lovely mixed hues. I was at Lowe's the other day and they had some formed into topiaries....beautiful!

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  5. Donna, I love, love, love Hydrangeas! They make such wonderful cut flowers to bring inside. Very pretty photo!

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  6. Just noticed that you have an 80-400 Nikon Zoom lens. I am looking to buy one in the future. Do you use yours a lot?

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  7. Nice job with the IPhone. I have great luck with mine. I am upgrading so I can get all the filters and gizmo apps that are now available for photography that you need a 5S for.
    I lost most of my plantings over this horrible winter and Hydrangeas are going to be some of the replacements. Its still to early to plant here. I hope all is as well as it can be on the home front. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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  8. Pretty hydrangeas, and I like your motto dear lady. I just ordered a new hydrangea today, they're a favourite shrub of mine.

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  9. What a beautiful way for you to "plant" some hydrangeas! Clever girl, you!

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  10. Wonderful Donna. I love hydrangeas. But they are mostly blue, the ones I see.
    Though someone i knew was very proud of the fact that he managed to get both pink and blue to grow in his garden at the same time, by changing the ph of the soil, I think.

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  11. Hydrangeas have a large presence in my garden. I can't wait until they bloom. Beautiful photo, Donna. Hard to believe it was taken with you IPhone.

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  12. Beautiful! Hydrangeas are at the top of my favorites list - along with a million others!
    ~Adrienne~

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