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Many apologies for my lack of posting lately, but with the book keeping me busy last week and my getting ready for a 3-day art show this weekend, I’ve had very little time to shoot, let alone process and post! Plus, our temperatures have been extremely hot so any down time I get is spent by the pool. (Summer is much too short to be sitting at a computer!) 

Even when poolside, I typically have a camera with me just in case something attracts my attention (or, the hummingbird decides to make a visit!). This week I noticed the table-top zinnia’s and how I could alter the mood of the photo simply by changing my angle of view. 

In the first photo, the bright sun was shining right on the blossom with the pool behind. One of our colorful pool floats kept bobbing through the frame providing some vibrant pops of background color and creating what I think looks like a very happy, summertime photo. 

"Summer in Paradise" (White Zinnia) Nikon D300, 105mm, F/10, 1/400s, +0.3EV, ISO 640, Color Efex Pro 'Glamour Glow' Filter

Moving to the other side of the flower completely changed the mood. Now, the flower was somewhat backlit with a very muted background courtesy of the (dying) grass and foliage (did I mention it has been extremely hot?). For me this one is similar to the mood change that occurs in a restaurant when the house lights are dimmed and all the room becomes aglow. Romantic, no

"Jeu de Lumière" (White Zinnia) Nikon D300, 105mm, F/9, 1/640s, +0.3EV, ISO 640, Color Efex Pro 'Glamour Glow' Filter

Right now I’m preferring the second image but that is simply because it is hubby’s birthday and the mood I’m hoping to set is ‘Ooh la la, mon chéri ‘ ! 😉

Happy Birthday, babe! ♥♥♥

Just one of those days where I desperately needed something sunny!

"Quarter to Sunrise" (Gerbera Daisy) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/8, 4s, -0.7EV, ISO 640

“Quarter to Sunrise” (Gerbera Daisy) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/8, 4s, -0.7EV, ISO 640

Wandering around the Japan Pavilion at Epcot, you cannot help but take notice of the gorgeous Japanese hillside garden layered with rocks, waterfalls, flowering trees and shrubs, lanterns, shishi-odoshi fountains, pebble-lined pools, foot paths and rustic bridges.

However, hands down, my favorite element is the large pond located at the very bottom which is home to a great number of colorful Koi.

“Kin Matsuba” (Koi at Japan Pavilion, EPCoT), Nikon D300, 200mm, F/9, 1/160s, +0.7EV, ISO 640

This day the carp were in a bit of a frenzy over some popcorn tossed in by a young boy. Now, I doubt popcorn is on their recommended dietary list, but it did make for some good photography! 🙂

Proof our day started off sunny

"Flex Your Mussel" (Sunlit Mussel Shell in Stream) Nikon D300, 105mm, F/9, 1/60s, ISO 640

It didn’t last. 😦

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