Wild Iris


I have been revisiting many of my images to resize them for this site.  It's a long and tedious process, and much like data entry, is best done or rather more sanely accomplished with a wee bit of red wine.  Sometimes, as is the case above, I find an image I paricularly like and re-edit it.  The top picture has been in my Flowers gallery for some time but it just received a new "face."  After finishing the top image, the next image that popped up was one I had ignored.  It's the second image on this post.  It never really "popped" to me until I started working on it.  Both images were taken at Silver Creek last June.  They are relatively long exposures--trying to get the saturated look--1/2 second at f11.  It was almost dusk.  It was around 9:30 PM when I took these images...  Taken on a tripod using a Nikon 105 2.8 lens.  I used Aperture 3 for all of my editing on these two shots.