Week 48 – Garden light

26 Nov – 2 Dec ’11

Some more yard work this weekend.  At the end of the day I noticed the low evening sun illuminating the garden.


This sweet little sculpture was a gift to me from my late mother-in-law, Bernadette.   It’s new position in the garden means it catches the setting sunlight.

Cherubs - original

 F-stop                  f/5
Exposure time     1/320sec 
ISO speed             ISO-200
Focal length         55mm 

The picture needed a little tweaking to realise what I’d envisioned.  I had the camera set on auto white balance, so it’d removed the warm evening tones.  These I replaced in Lightroom.  Then  quick dash over to Photoshop to apply a vignette to enhance the intimacy of a stolen kiss.  Some times overdone, I think for this shot it works?

Cherubs in golden light

Lavender Blue 

I have tubs of English lavender growing along the deck.  The setting sun always lights the flowers beautifully at this time of year.

Lavender light

 F-stop                  f/5.6
Exposure time     1/400sec 
ISO speed             ISO-200
Focal length         125mm 

Larger aperture allow for the narrow depth of field that has only one flower in focus, the rest blurring out nicely.


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